Complex Medical Care provides expert care to patients who no longer require all the services of a short-term, acute-care hospital. Our patients benefit from a tremendous wealth of resources, including bedside dialysis, pain clinic and surgical consultation services for wound treatment.
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For more information on our Complex Medical Care program, call our Admissions department: 651-232-2760.
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Most patients who come to Complex Medical Care are stable and have multiple conditions and complex needs. Their problems are frequently the result of:
- Catastrophic disease process
- Chronic illness
- Organ transplants
- Post-operative complications
- Ventilator dependency
Upon admission to Complex Medical Care, each patient is evaluated by a treatment team, and a program of care is developed to treat physical, psychological, spiritual and social needs. The team coordinates the use of advanced medical treatment, comprehensive therapies, sensitive counseling and education to safely manage the patient's condition and promote healing.
A structured admission process is used to assess each individual and determine if Complex Medical Care is best suited for the patient's recovery.
Since Complex Medical Care is not designed to care for patients indefinitely, prospective patients must demonstrate a potential for improvement. To be admitted, a patient must also:
- Have complex medical problems requiring close medical monitoring
- Require prolonged hospitalization
- Have an acuity level which prevents home or nursing home placement
View Complex Medical Care 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.
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.
Decades of experience in reinventing lives.
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