LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--California Hospital Medical Center has opened the only hospital-based adult Subacute Unit in downtown Los Angeles and now offers subacute care services for transfer patients from hospitals throughout the region.
In an effort to better serve these patients in the region, the hospital team opened the 19-bed Subacute Unit in early September, which is a Distinct Part Skilled Nursing Unit (DPSNF) providing 24-hour specialized nursing care (RN/CNA) for medically stable, severely disabled patients.
“Subacute patients will receive physician visits at least twice weekly during their first month and at least once every other week thereafter,” said Patricia Britt, RN, who serves as clinical director of the unit. Britt emphasized that patients also have access to a variety of resources, including therapy services, orientation for family members, as well as a full calendar of daily activities for individuals, small groups, and large groups. Individual treatment plans are developed for each patient and focus on improving physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual well-being, she said.
For more information or to refer a patient to the Subacute Unit at California Hospital, call the unit directly at (213) 742-5638 or go to the hospital website at www.chmcla.org.
California Hospital Medical Center is part of Dignity Health is located in the heart of Los Angeles. The 318-bed acute care hospital has been providing high quality, indispensable care since 1887. A vital community resource, the hospital is known for its wide range of specialty care including orthopedics, surgical services, women’s health and maternal child care. It is also the busiest private trauma center in Los Angeles County and treats more than 200 trauma patients each month.