What Is an LTACH?
“LTACH” stands for long-term acute care hospital. LTACHs like Vibra Hospital of Charleston are a type of specialty hospital designed to provide care for individuals suffering from critical and chronic medical issues. LTACH patients typically have very complex medical needs and require an extended period of time in a hospital setting for their recovery.
Traditional hospitals, also known as short-term acute care hospitals (STACHs), are the first stop for most LTACH patients. For this reason, LTACHs are considered post-acute care providers. STACHs offer a wide range of services to diagnose and stabilize patients with acute (severe or emergent) medical needs. Their goal is to treat apparent conditions and address primary needs on a short-term basis. However, not every patient can recover in a few days or even a few weeks. LTACHs offer a specialized second, or transitional, step for extended hospital care. LTACHs provide their patients with the opportunity to continue to work toward recovery in a safe hospital environment.
LTACHs specialize in treating serious respiratory, cardiac, multi-system, neurological, infectious disease, and wound healing issues, among other conditions. To learn more about the services we provide at Vibra Hospital of Charleston, contact us and let us know how we can help.