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A Hospital Within a Hospital: Select Specialty Hospital-Hampton Roads Opens Inside Riverside Regional Medical Center

November 22, 2019

hospital recovery room

Newport News, Va. - Patients recovering from medically complex illnesses and injuries now have a better place to heal thanks to a new partnership between Riverside Health System and Select Specialty Hospital-Hampton Roads.

Following the renovation of the fourth floor of the main hospital at Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News, Select Specialty Hospital-Hampton Roads recently opened as a critical illness recovery hospital.

The hospital – within the hospital – is designed to provide comprehensive, specialized care for medically complex patients that typically come from the ICU setting.

The care team’s expertise extends to patients with the following:

  • Mechanical ventilator dependence
  • Chronic Lung Disease (such as COPD and Emphysema)
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Acute respiratory ailments
  • Pneumonia
  • Post-surgical complications
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Stroke
  • Brain injuries
  • Metabolic encephalopathy

The Select Specialty Hospital care team helps patients heal and prepares them to go down to their next level of care, which could include a rehabilitation unit or even home. On average, 70% of patients unable to breathe on their own in a traditional hospital are successfully weaned from a mechanical ventilator through the resource-intensive pulmonary program offered by Select.

image of patient recovery room

Select Specialty Hospital-Hampton Roads features 25 licensed beds, a state-of-the-art telemetry system and patient to staff communication system.

The more than 100 team members from Select Medical working inside the medical center are managed by their own chief executive officer and chief nursing officer and range from nursing staff to therapists, pharmacists, materials management and IT support.

The Critical Illness Recovery Hospital is required to meet the same quality standards and metrics as any other acute care hospital.

Learn more about Select Specialty Hospital Hampton Roads at hamptonroads.selectspecialtyhospitals.com.

Published: November 22, 2019