At Bethesda Hospital, a member of HealthEast, we treat both our patients and their families with the respect and attention they deserve. We understand that a sudden trauma or long-term illness requires serious, specialized care within a family-focused facility. We’re here to help you through this difficult journey, with innovative treatments, 24/7 CaringBridge connection, chapel and meditation rooms — even pet visits.
About Bethesda Hospital
At Bethesda Hospital, we understand the staggering effects of a severe injury or illness. As a specialty hospital, we offer services specifically designed to treat patients with multiple medical conditions and complex needs, particularly ones that require longer-term, hospital-level care with daily physician involvement.
Decades of experience in reinventing lives.
Bethesda is a long-term acute care hospital that offers integrated programs for patients whose illnesses or injuries have long-term effects. We provide care for our patients' physical, emotional, spiritual and social needs.See more about this hospital Get patient and visitor information
Bethesda Video Tour: Brittany's Story
Bethesda is a long-term acute-care hospital. Patients that come here have a serious injury or illness. Sometimes they have several medical conditions, such as complications from surgery or like Brittany, they’re in a coma.
Watch this video to tour the campus and learn more about the services and care teams at Bethesda Hospital.
Visitor Guidelines & IllnessYear-round we’re acting to reduce the spread of illnesses by emphasizing our visitor policy throughout HealthEast hospitals and clinics.
If you are sick—for example, if you have a fever, cough, flu-like illness, diarrhea or are vomiting—please delay visiting until you’re well.
Bethesda Hospital is a member of HealthEast. HealthEast serves the Twin Cities' East Metro and surrounding communities through hospitals, clinics, outpatient services, rehabilitation care, transportation and more.
High-quality, compassionate and specialized care
Cultivating the desire and skills necessary to re-engage in life after a serious injury or illness is no simple task. It takes a special hospital with special people. The right facility addresses a person’s full range of needs, from diagnosis to recovery to long-term life solutions.
Treating more than 1,400 people each year— more than any comparable long-term acute care hospital in the Midwest—Bethesda fosters strength through customized therapy programs that promote independence and result in success rates among the best in the nation.
On-site services for inpatient and outpatient needs
Bethesda offers an extensive array of inpatient physical, occupational, speech, respiratory and recreational therapies, plus 24-hour physician services.
We also offer outpatient programs and clinics including care for Alzheimer’s and memory loss, brain injury and concussion management, Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders, physical medicine and psychology.
Why choose Bethesda?
The fact that you are visiting our web site most likely means that you and your family have experienced a life-changing, catastrophic health event. You want to make sure that the long-term acute care hospital (LTACH) you select can, and will, meet your loved one's needs - as well as yours - during this challenging time.
Our leadership team welcomes your questions and comments. Please feel free to contact us.
Checklist: Choosing an LTACHWe have developed the following checklist to help you determine which facility can offer you the broadest, most appropriate range of services and programming for post-acute respiratory care, complex medical care and brain injury care to help your family member achieve the highest level of recovery possible.
If, once you have completed this checklist, you feel you need more information about our individualized treatment plans or interdisciplinary approach to care, or you would like to arrange for a personal tour, please contact us:
651-232-2760 or toll-free 800-566-2720
Choosing an LTACH checklist
Offering MyChart Bedside
Bethesda Hospital is pleased to offer MyChart Bedside. Patients and families can use a tablet-based app in the hospital to see their chart, daily schedules, test results, educational materials, get to know their care team and more. Patients are provided a tablet in the hospital or they can bring their own.
View patient story videos
Bethesda Hospital has decades of experience in reinventing lives. Watch these videos to learn about a few of these stories.
Diagnosed with multiple aneurysms throughout his body, he underwent major surgery to correct the situation, since the rupture of even one aneurysm has the potential to cause death. Following four weeks at St. Joseph's Hospital in the ICU, Richard was very weak and in no condition to return home. Watch this video for more of his story.
Eric Fullarton spent 2008 to 2009 in Iraq. He came home without a scratch. But on December 1, 2010, Eric fell 40 feet through a roof and landed on a concrete floor. Watch this video for more of his story.
In October 2008, Donna aspirated during routine surgery and severely damaged her lungs. She spent close to two months in that hospital's ICU, and then was transferred—while still on a ventilator—to Bethesda Hospital for 50 days. Watch this video for more of her story.
On April 4, 2011, Carol Kraft went to a hospital for a routine surgery. She nearly died ... Watch this video for more of her story.
On a cold February night in 2008, Bob Manteuffel’s life was forever changed. While driving to a restaurant with his wife, he suffered two strokes. Luckily, they were able to safely pull into a parking lot and call for help. Watch this video for more of his story.
In October 2007, Don Obernolte was almost crushed to death by a 1,700-pound tree. Following emergency surgery at a Twin Cities Level One trauma hospital to save his life, Don's next critical stop was at Bethesda. Watch this video for more of his story.
On September 19, 2008 Bob Saunders awoke coughing up blood and struggling to breathe. After being rushed to a local community hospital, the diagnosis came back as ARDS, acute respiratory distress syndrome (which places an individual into respiratory failure). Watch this video for more of his story.
Young at heart…that's how Kim Valois saw herself. So, the idea of climbing up to her children's tree house didn't seem like such a big deal, until she lost her footing and fell 20-25 feet. Watch this video for more of her story.
Certification and accreditation
We are certified by Medicaid and accredited by The Joint Commission.
BETHESDA HOSPITAL MEDICAL DIRECTORS
Ways to donate
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When you make a gift in honor of your Shining Star, you say “thank you” to someone who made a difference to you and your gift ensures we can continue providing excellent care in the future. If you prefer not to give online, go here for a donation form that you can print and mail to us.