Long-Term Acute Care

Long-term Acute CareUC Health’s Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care is the region’s premier long-term acute care hospital and a leader in medically complex and pulmonary care.

We specialize in helping patients reclaim their health after a catastrophic injury or illness treating those in need of pulmonary/ventilator care, and those with complex medical conditions,  multi-system organ failure, post-surgical complications, complex wounds, traumatic brain injury, stroke, and spinal cord injury.

Our goal is to work closely with patients to help them reach their highest possible level of function and independence.

Our interdisciplinary team includes highly skilled medical professionals who are trained in providing long-term acute care.  Our medical staff leadership includes UC Physicians who help us carry out our mission to rebuild lives. Because these expert physicians are teachers and researchers at the UC College of Medicine, we are able to provide our patients with innovative treatments that make a difference today and for a lifetime.

Hospitalists are present at Daniel Drake Center 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and pulmonologists are on call around the clock. Team members include:

  • Physicians specializing in infectious disease, wound care, pulmonary disease, pain management, neurology, ENT (ear, nose and throat), psychiatry, and physical medicine and rehabilitation
  • Nurse specialists including advance practice nurses and wound care-certified nurses
  • Respiratory, physical, occupational and recreational therapists
  • Speech pathologists
  • Registered dietitians
  • Medical psychologists and neuropsychologists

Comprehensive Facilities and Services for Medically Complex Patients

  • 44-bed pulmonary unit for the care of ventilator patients
  • All beds equipped with cardiac monitoring
  • On-site hemodialysis for patients with kidney failure
  • Advanced wound care
  • Specialized enteral (tube) feeding
  • Complex IV therapy to restore or maintain the body’s normal fluid and electrolyte balance or to provide nutrition or medication
  • “PICC” Team to provide long-term intravenous treatment
  • Rapid Response Team to assess and stabilize patients at the first sign of distress
  • Rehabilitation gym, warm-water aquatic therapy center and outdoor therapy options
  • On-site pharmacy, radiology and lab services
  • Clinical research to establish “best practices”

Long-Term Acute Care Services:

Pulmonary/Ventilator Weaning Care

Our vent weaning program is the largest and most experienced in the region, offering a range and depth of specialized services that can’t be found in most facilities. We treat the following conditions:

  • Ventilator Management
  • Ventilator Weaning
  • Pneumonia
  • COPD
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Infections
  • Tracheostomy Care

Medically Complex

A Leader in Medically Complex Care, we treat the following conditions:

  • Long-Term IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • TPN Management
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Multiple Trauma
  • Dialysis
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Renal Failure
  • Acute CVA
  • Multi-Organ Failure
  • Complicated Fractures
  • Neurological Impairment
  • Neuromuscular Disorders

Wound Care

The Advanced Wound Care Program at Daniel Drake Center is nationally recognized for its expertise in treating chronic, non-healing wounds. Our experienced specialists are dedicated entirely to wound care and utilize evidence-based treatment protocols, achieving outcomes that meet or exceed national benchmarks.

  • Stage III or Stage IV Pressure Ulcer
  • Full Thickness Skin Ulcers
  • Cellulitis
  • Diabetic Ulcers
  • Vascular Wounds
  • Necrotizing Soft-Tissue Infections
  • Surgical Wounds
  • Third-Degree Burns