What is an LTACH

Patients admitted to the Specialty Hospital at Rittenhouse are typically too ill to go to other levels of care, require a doctor’s care every day, or need rehabilitation at a slower pace. Long-term acute care hospitals (LTACHs) like the Specialty Hospital at Rittenhouse

Prior to admission, our physician-lead team will work with the medical professionals caring for you and your insurance provider to determine if your medical needs meet the criteria for long-term acute care hospital level of care. Our clinical liaison(s) and a hospital discharge planner will work with you to coordinate your transition.

We treat a wide variety of conditions, including:

  • Ventilator dependence/respiratory complications
  • Wounds
  • Pre and post-transplant surgery
  • Head trauma or injury
  • Cardiovascular disease Infections
  • Spinal cord injury 
  • Cancer
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Stroke

As a patient, you will have access to a range of treatments to meet your complex medical needs, such as:

  • Cardiac monitoring
  • Complex wound management
  • Infectious disease management
  • Long-term IV antibiotics
  • Nutritional support services
  • Hemodialysis
  • Bariatric care