Summit Park Hospital
With today's practice of shortened stays and rehabilitation in hospitals, Summit Park, a Long Term Acute Care (LTAC) Hospital is the answer. It bridges the gap between hospital and home.
Summit Park Hospital is the only Long Term Acute Care Hospital in Rockland, Orange and Westchester Counties.
Summit Park is a 57-bed facility for individuals who no longer warrant staying at an acute care hospital but who are still too ill to go home. Individual Care Plans addressing medical care, rehab and other services for each patient are created and reviewed every two weeks. Patients benefit from our post-surgery, stroke and heart attack recovery programs. Also provided are respiratory and wound care treatments, chronic disease management and care guidance for concurrent medical conditions.
The length of stay averages between six and seven weeks. Discharge Planning by RN's begins within 48 hours of admittance.
What is a Long Term Acute Care Hospital?
There are two kinds of hospitals, acute care and long term acute care. Acute care hospitals handle short term care. They provide emergency care, acute medical management and surgical intervention. Once the patient has been stabilized and the need for an extended hospitalization is identified the acute hospital is no longer appropriate.
A Long Term Acute Care Hospital (LTACH), such as Summit Park Hospital, provides an acute hospital level of care and services to patients requiring an extended recovery time. The level of acute care needed is not available in a nursing home and care at home is not an appropriate option.