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Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Katy - St. Catherine

What is a Long-Term Acute Care Hospital?

Most patients who are admitted to a traditional hospital are there for just a few days, but some need attention for longer periods. Long-term acute care (LTAC) hospitals like Houston Methodist St. Catherine are specialty facilities dedicated to serving these patients.

Contrary to some popular misconceptions, LTAC hospitals are not nursing homes (long-term care facilities), nor are they only for critically ill patients. Many LTAC patients simply need daily care from a dedicated medical team for a longer period (typically 25 days or more) before they are well enough to return home.

Patients who need a long-term acute care hospital include those requiring:
  • Intensive physical therapy
  • Respiratory therapy
  • Treatment for head trauma
  • Pain Management

Houston Methodist St. Catherine Hospital is a fully accredited specialty hospital. Our hospital services include:

Services & Specialties


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