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Specialty Hospital at Levindale

The Specialty Hospital at Levindale is a Joint Commission and CARF accredited hospital that serves as a home of healing for patients who are ready to leave an acute care setting but still require continued intensive interventions. Our patients come to us with a variety of rehab needs and medical conditions, including but not limited to:

Chronic Specialty Hospital
  • Amputations
  • Brain injuries
  • Heart conditions
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Respiratory failure with ventilator support
  • COPD
  • Stroke
  • Swallowing disorders
  • Total joint replacements, orthopedic conditions
  • Wound care
  • Postoperative or post-traumatic infections with major complications
  • Kidney failure
  • Dementia and/or Alzheimer’s disease
  • Mental Health conditions

The Specialty Hospital fully maximizes all the resources of LifeBridge Health to create a greater continuity of care. Our interdisciplinary teams are able to reach throughout the LifeBridge Health system to ensure that our patients get what they need, when they need it. This includes consultations with specialists, as well as testing, diagnostics and other procedures.

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High Intensity Care Unit

The High Intensity Care Unit offers round-the-clock care for patients with critical and complex conditions.  Our respiratory therapists and registered nurses are all certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support. Our treatment team includes licensed social workers, licensed practical nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech-language pathologists.

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LVAD Program

The Specialty Hospital’s rehab teams have been specially trained to treat patients who have a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implant. The Specialty Hospital is the preferred provider for patients who have had VAD surgery and need post-surgical acute-level care. Like all patients in the Specialty Hospital, patients in this program receive one to three hours of therapy a day, and services are available on weekends.

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Acute Rehab

The Specialty Hospital at Levindale offers a 40-bed CARF and TJC accredited Rehabilitation unit devoted to both acute and medical levels of rehabilitation.

Rehabilitation at the Specialty Hospital at Levindale is life changing. Comprehensive treatment is provided to patients with catastrophic injuries and lengthy illnesses or to those who need post-surgical care. Medical personnel work closely with licensed therapists to create individualized treatment programs for each patient.

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Coma Emergence Program

The Coma Emergence Program at Levindale is renowned for its blending of medical acumen with creative ingenuity. It is a comprehensive program that employs the nationally recognized JFK Coma Recovery Scale and Ranchos Los Amigo Scale to assist and treat patients in comas.

After their initial assessment, patients receive daily attention from physical, occupational and speech therapists; they also benefit from the engagement of attending physicians, physiatrists, social workers and nurses. The therapists who work with these patients have been certified by the Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists; the are particularly adept at multisensory stimulation.

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Brain Health

The Specialty Hospital at Levindale is one of the few facilities with an inpatient brain health unit specifically designed for senior citizens. There are many factors, such as long-term illnesses, the loss of a spouse or partner, or a decline in income, that can rob seniors of their emotional health and vitality. The treatment teams helping these seniors are experts in the issues that are particular to older patients, including chronic depression, dementia and agitation. These teams include board-certified geriatric psychiatrists, certified clinical nurse specialists, certified licensed social workers, registered and licensed practical nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech-language pathologists.

These providers work in tandem to help patients who are dealing with brain health issues and other medical conditions to navigate their emotional challenges and live as independently as possible after being discharged.

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Delivery of Care Model

There are many unique differences in the level of services offered at the Specialty Hospital at Levindale and the services offered in long-term care facilities. They include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Cardiac monitors
  • Daily rounds
  • Coordination of care delivery with medicine, respiratory, rehab services, pharmacy, nursing, and dietitian
  • Consultative model for wound management
  • Bedside dialysis
  • Laboratory services available 24/7
  • X-ray capability 24/7
  • Vascular access
  • Physician and/or PA services 24/7


Expert Team

Levindale Specialty Hospital’s interdisciplinary team approach to care includes round the clock nursing care as well as many different in-house and consultant services including the following:

  • Internists
  • Physician Assistants
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Pulmonology
  • Cardiology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Nephrology
  • Endocrinology
  • Hematology oncology
  • Orthopedics
  • General surgery
  • Psychiatry, Psychology
  • Urology
  • Gynecology
  • Registered Dietitians
  • Pharmacists
  • Physical therapists, Occupational therapists, Speech therapists
  • Recreation therapists
  • ENT