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CareOne at Raritan Bay Medical Center is a 26 bed long term acute care hospital (LTAC
hospital) located on the second floor of Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy, New Jersey.

CareOne LTAC hospital provides a specialized and unique service for complex acute patients that commonly require 25 days or more of an acute level of care. CareOne LTAC hospital is an HIH (hospital within a hospital) model which is licensed to operate as a specialty acute care hospital.

LTAC hospitals provide a solution to general acute care hospitals in managing their length of stay, while maintaining superior clinical outcomes. Once a patient has been deemed stable in the general acute care hospital, they may still be too medically fragile to be discharged to home or to a rehabilitation facility. These patients would benefit from the services provided by an LTAC hospital.

When the need for LTAC hospitals was established in New Jersey, CareOne LTAC hospital was the first to be licensed in the state. It was also the first LTAC hospital in New Jersey to receive Joint Commission accreditation.

Many of the diagnoses treated in a general acute care hospital can be treated in an LTAC
hospital; however, patients must meet a specific level of acute criteria to be admitted. All patients must be screened for admission by a CareOne LTAC hospital clinical liaison who are experienced registered nurses and are able to provide quick decisions regarding patient acceptance.

There are many advantages of being an HIH LTAC hospital. These include emergency services from the host hospital as well as the ability to perform tests and procedures (radiology, CT scan, MRI, laboratory, ABG etc.), without the patient having to leave the building or without having outside contracted services. This model provides for
increased patient safety, patient satisfaction and superior clinical outcomes.

The CEO of CareOne LTAC hospital leads first with her clinical expertise. She understands the importance of assembling and maintaining a highly qualified clinical team consisting of ACLS certified nurses and respiratory therapists; registered
di e t i tians, and physicians. CareOne LTAC hospital’s 180 credentialed physicians are private doctors from the regions top hospitals and medical centers.

In addition to the outstanding patient centered care that the staff provides, they also dedicate their time to many unit projects. Their “Seeds to Success” program provides an opportunity for nurses and respiratory therapists to utilize their education,
experience and leadership skills in ways that enhances clinical competence resulting in better clinical outcomes. Through the community outreach program the staff exemplifies their commitment to the health of the community. Some upcoming events
are breast cancer awareness fundraiser of which all proceeds are donated to the host hospital’s women’s health program and a toy drive during the holidays
for local disadvantaged children.

CareOne LTAC hospital has a well deserved reputation for exceptional ventilator wean rates, well below national benchmarks for hospital acquired infections and no incidence of hospital acquired pressure ulcers.

CareOne LTAC hospital’s mission is to promote a culture of excellence. For more information, please visit us at careoneltach.com or 732-324-4855.

CareOne LTAC hospital specializes in treating and managing complicated conditions such as, but is not limited to:
• Medically complex patients with multiple co-morbidities
• Respiratory failure: difficult to wean ventilator patients / COPD exacerbation
• Cardiac failure: Dobutamine / Dopamine / Primacor / Natrecor / Heparin / Cardizem infusions / telemetry monitoring
• Non-healing wounds: Negative pressure wound therapy / intricate dressing changes
• Sepsis: IV antibiotic therapy
• Gastrointestinal issues: TPN / PPN/ NGT/ PEG tubes
• Post operative complications



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