The Mississippi Hospital for Restorative Care (RCH) is a 25-bed acute, long-term care specialty unit located on the fourth floor of Baptist Medical Center. The RCH has a four-bed special unit equipped for patients requiring intense, specialized respiratory care, 11 ventilator equipped rooms and 16 telemetry beds.
Acute, long-term care hospitals recognize the unique medical needs of the acutely ill patient with multiple, complex diagnoses. Patients admitted to acute, long-term care facilities are often transferred from the intensive care units of other hospitals. The less restrictive setting of this facility allows a family member to stay with the patient (unless the patient is in the specialty unit where visiting may be limited). Under rigorous federal guidelines, only a few hospitals nationally have been licensed to provide care for patients requiring intensive medical care for extended periods of time.
The Restorative Care Hospital provides patients six to eight hours of professional nursing care per 24 hours. Physicians round at least once daily. Physical therapy, speech therapy and occupational therapy are available for patients within the patient care setting and are initiated during the acute phase of illness to speed recovery. In addition, social, psychological and spiritual needs of patients and their families are addressed as a part of the patient's plan of care.
The Restorative Care Hospital is different from rehabilitation and skilled nursing facilities. The acute and complex nature of the patient's diagnoses, combined with the continuing need for intensive diagnostic and/or invasive procedures, prohibits the patient from being able to undergo the physical challenges of a rehabilitation program. Skilled nursing facilities do not have the professional staff, technology or support services required of acute, long-term care patients.
To manage the complex care required by acute, long-term care patients, the skills and knowledge of professionals in many medical disciplines are needed. Each week, representatives from each discipline of the Restorative Care Hospital staff meet and discuss the progress and plan of care for patients. Specific interdisciplinary care plans are updated to reflect the progress of the patient.
The interdisciplinary team of the Restorative Care Hospital includes:
Discharge planning is initiated upon admission to the Restorative Care Hospital. This facilitates a smooth transition to the next level of care the patient may require.
Patients and families benefit from the unique services of the Restorative Care Hospital.
Case managers or physicians initiate admissions. Patients must meet the specific criteria for admission; they must be acutely ill and require extended hospitalization in an acute, inpatient environment.
Case Manager or Social Worker P.O. Box 23695 Jackson, MS 39225-3695 601-968-1784 or 601-292-4232 Fax: 601-973-1665
If you have concerns with the quality of care that is provided to you or your family, you should: • Discuss with the supervisor on duty. • If you do not feel comfortable discussing with the supervisor, then you may contact the House Supervisor (601-968-1258) or the Risk Manager (601-968-1103). They may also be paged by calling 601-968-1000. •After reporting your concerns, if you feel that the problems have not been addressed, you may contact the Department Director or Bobbie Ware, COO, Mississippi Hospital for Restorative Care (601-968-1000). • After speaking with hospital leaders and you still feel that the safety/quality issues have continued, you may contact the Office of Quality Monitoring at the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) at 1-800-994-6610.
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