Trinitas Regional Medical Center welcomes CareOne LTAC hospital

ELIZABETH—A CareOne long-term acute care hospital now is located at a newly created patient unit at the main campus of Trinitas Regional Medical Center. An area that previously housed offices and patient rooms has been transformed into a 25-bed, state-of-the-art, long-term, acute-care patient center.

A long-term acute care hospital (LTACH) is designed to serve patients with complex medical needs that require a lengthier treatment program, usually between 25 to 35 days. Those who meet this clinical profile generally require a variety of care, including telemetry and cardiac monitoring, ventilator weaning/pulmonary management, antibiotic therapy, complex wound care and healing, nutrition services, physical/occupational/speech therapy, social services and patient education.

The CareOne LTACH is a separate entity from Trinitas Regional Medical Center; however, CareOne will use many of the ancillary hospital services for which Trinitas is known. As the first LTACH to be licensed by the state, CareOne has had a presence for nine years at Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy. Its success there was influential in Trinitas Regional Medical Center’s decision to enter into its agreement to rent space to CareOne.

“Trinitas Regional Medical Center had a vision to reconfigure office space and a former patient area in a new and meaningful way at our Williamson Street Campus,” said Gary S. Horan, president and chief executive officer. “We realized the value of LTACH services as a supplement to our own patient-care services. Each organization can draw on the strengths of the other in order to achieve a new and exciting level of patient care for our community.”

“We look forward to expanding our expertise in the long-term acute care environment at our new facility within Trinitas Regional Medical Center,” said Sharon Bready, CareOne LTAC Hospital chief executive officer for both long-term acute care hospitals at Raritan Bay Medical Center and now Trinitas Regional Medical Center. “Our new relationship with Trinitas will provide us the opportunity to serve patients from both the local community as well as neighboring areas.”

“CareOne and Trinitas are committed to providing superior, multifaceted care in a brilliant new patient care environment,” Horan said.

Trinitas Regional Medical Center, a major center for comprehensive health services for those who live and work in central New Jersey, is a Catholic teaching medical center sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth in partnership with Elizabethtown Healthcare Foundation. With 10 Centers of Excellence across the continuum of care, Trinitas has distinguished itself in cardiology, cancer care, behavioral health, renal care, nursing education, diabetes management, wound healing and sleep medicine. For more information, visit www.trinitasrmc.org or call (908) 994-5138.

CareOne Management is a family-owned company with more than 45 years of health-care experience. CareOne operates 29 health-care centers throughout New Jersey, including two LTACH units.

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February 27, 2013 | Posted by careone | Filed in News