Continuing Care Hospital is a long-term acute care hospital with 25 beds located within Saint Joseph Hospital, so it acts as a “hospital within a hospital.” Long-term acute care hospitals are a special classification of hospitals recognized by the federal government for facilities that meet the required specifications, including maintenance of an average length of stay of at least 25 days. Continuing Care Hospital provides a highly focused environment of care to meet the needs of its patients. Continuing Care Hospital has multiple resources available to assist in the management of complex medical needs.
Continuing Care Hospital is part of CHI Saint Joseph Health. An 18-member volunteer board of directors governs CHI Saint Joseph Health, its facilities and operations, including Continuing Care Hospital, with this purpose:
During 2015-2016, Continuing Care Hospital conducted a community health needs assessment (CHNA) to support its mission to enhance the health of people in the communities it serves by identifying health needs in these communities and prioritizing the allocation of hospital resources to meet those needs. Additionally, the completion of this report and subsequent approval and adoption by the CHI Saint Joseph Health Board of Directors complies with CHNA requirements mandated by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 and federal tax-exemption requirements. This report will be made public and widely-available on or before June 30, 2016 and will cover July 1, 2016-June 30, 2019.
To easily share the information in this CHNA, we have created a one-page infographic to communicate the needs we identified. Please see the links below for the full report and the infographic flier.
Continuing Care Hospital will use the findings in the community health needs assessment to guide the coordinated efforts in addressing the identified health priorities. The efforts to address these identified health priorities will be described in an accompaniment to this document known as the Continuing Care Hospital’s Implementation Strategies. This will be made public and widely available no later than November 15, 2016 and will guide work through June 30, 2019.