The medically complex patient is composed of several different conditions that have resulted in the need for prolonged treatment. The average length of time required to accurately treat these conditions is typically three to four weeks.
Several diagnoses meet this criteria including, but not limited to:
- Certain active infectious disease processes
- Hematologic conditions requiring frequent blood product replacement
- Multisystem organ failure/dysfunction
- Exacerbation of an acute or chronic condition with a delayed recovery
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Repeated failure to recover at a lower level of care
- Ventilator weaning
At some point in this treatment process, there may be a need for critical care intervention. We offer our patients access to a higher level of observation. Observation is conducted by specially trained staff and advanced technology to prevent costly transfers which can interrupt the recovery process and may result in complications. We provide a multidisciplinary team to collaborate and develop a specific plan of care designed to accurately assess and treat the medically complex patient.