FT. THOMAS, Ky. (Jan. 10, 2012) — St. Elizabeth Healthcare has entered into a partnership with Select Medical to offer long-term acute care at St. Elizabeth Ft. Thomas. Called Select Specialty Hospital – Northern Kentucky, the 33-bed facility will provide highly specialized care to promote the recovery from the most critical and complex medical and surgical conditions. Select Specialty Hospital – Northern Kentucky will begin operations on Monday, January 16, 2012.
Long-term acute care offers patients a longer length of stay and a more resource-intensive level of physician and nursing care, respiratory services and individualized therapies. The partnership expands the depth of critical care services and the continuum of care offered at St. Elizabeth Ft. Thomas.
“This partnership with Select Medical is a great example of our collective efforts to integrate and provide compassionate and high quality healthcare to the communities we serve,” said St. Elizabeth Ft. Thomas Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Tom Saalfeld. “This is another step forward for St. Elizabeth Healthcare in working with post acute care providers to support the needs of our patients.”
“Through this partnership, we can help extend the acute care capabilities for the St. Elizabeth Healthcare community,” said Janice S. Bauer, the incoming CEO of Select Specialty Hospital – Northern Kentucky. “Whether it is weaning chronically and critically ill patients from mechanical ventilators or helping patients with a number of other medically complex conditions, our clinical team is prepared to help.”
St. Elizabeth Healthcare operates six facilities throughout Northern Kentucky—St. Elizabeth Covington, St. Elizabeth Edgewood, St. Elizabeth Falmouth, St. Elizabeth Florence, St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas, and St. Elizabeth Grant. It also has vast resources to serve the Greater Cincinnati area, including almost 1,200 licensed beds, a physician organization which includes 61 primary care and specialty office locations, more than 1,200 physicians with admitting privileges, more than 7,300 associates including St. Elizabeth Physicians, and three freestanding imaging centers. St. Elizabeth Healthcare is sponsored by the Diocese of Covington and provided more than $83 million in uncompensated care and benefit to the community in 2010.
As one of the nation’s leading providers of specialized healthcare, Select Medical employs more than 28,000 at inpatient and outpatient facilities. Based in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, Select Medical’s hospitals and outpatient clinics help improve quality of life in more than 40 states. Among its many offerings, Select Medical operates 110 specialized acute care hospitals known as Select Specialty Hospitals, Regency Hospitals, or Great Lakes Specialty Hospitals. For more information, visit selectmedical.com.