Houston Methodist St. Catherine Hospital is a long-term acute care hospital (LTACH) that proudly serves the Greater Houston area, focused on the needs of patients requiring extended hospitalization. With 36 private rooms, and plans to expand to 72 rooms by the end of 2015, Houston Methodist St. Catherine LTACH services include the following:
- Pulmonary care management for ventilator-dependent patients, or those with respiratory failure
- Complex wound care
- Infectious disease management, requiring long-term intravenous or antibiotic therapy
- Post-surgical complication management
- Hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis
- Trauma and neurological injury management
- Pain management
- Rehabilitation therapies (physical, occupational and speech)
Houston Methodist St. Catherine is a fully accredited specialty hospital, licensed by the state of Texas, and is Medicare certified. We accept most insurance plans and Medicare.
Referral and Admissions
Many patients require extended hospitalization after a short stay in an acute-care hospital. LTACHs like Houston Methodist St. Catherine provide patients with daily care from a dedicated medical team for a longer period of time, typically 18 to 25 days, before they are well enough to return home or transition to an appropriate non-acute care facility.
The admission route begins when a patient is referred to an LTACH by a health care provider, insurance company or family member. Once referred, each patient is evaluated to ensure he or she meets the admission criteria. At Houston Methodist St. Catherine, we believe involving the patient’s family in the care process is essential, and we welcome them to participate every step of the way. For more information, contact the referral line by calling 832.522.5822.
After admission, our interprofessional care team, comprising physicians from multiple specialties, nurses, rehabilitative therapists, case managers, social workers, quality specialists, respiratory therapists and dietitians, works closely with patients and families to develop a treatment plan with specific services and goals to fit their unique needs.
The medical staff at Houston Methodist St. Catherine includes board-certified specialists in pulmonary and critical care, neurology, internal medicine, infectious disease, cardiology, oncology, wound care and hyperbarics, surgery, and many others.
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