Offering Attentive Patient Care with a Personal Touch

Many patients require intensive treatment over an extended period of time. Specialty Hospital of Central Jersey is designed to care for these critically ill patients. for patients and family members LTACHThese patients were previously cared for either in general acute care hospitals or transferred to subacute facilities. In acute care hospitals, where care is typically provided for a number of days, these patients often receive fragmented care — to the detriment of the patient and the frustration of the family. Pressured by cost considerations and the demand of insurers, these patients often are transferred from the high level care of a hospital to a subacute facility that lacks the medical support and nursing availability that seriously ill patients deserve. Specialty Hospital of Central Jersey provides the optimal settings for these patients to heal and achieve maximal functioning.

Specialty Hospital of Central Jersey is licensed by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, certified by Medicare and accredited by The Joint Commission. Our services are covered fully or in part through Medicare or many health maintenance organizations and private insurance companies. We will work with any insurance company to develop a cost-effective reimbursement plan. While there may be charges not covered by a patient’s insurance, the individual policy should be checked for specific coverage benefits. Our Case Management Department will secure insurance pre-certification and review hospital benefits prior to admission.

A Highly Specialized Level of Hospital Care

Specialty Hospital of Central Jersey is a small, integrated “hospital-within-a-hospital” with the sole focus of caring for medically complex patients. Under the direction of its chief medical officer, Howard Lebowitz,M.D., a team of highly skilled clinicians works together with specialists to design and implement a therapeutic plan for each patient. Click here for more information about Our Team.

Situated on the campus of a larger medical center, Specialty Hospital of Central Jersey is able to draw from the vast resources of a full-service hospital, while staying singularly focused on the care of our particular patients. Specialty Hospital of Central Jersey is an independent entity, offering the benefits of a more individualized hospital setting, combined with such life-support services as ventilator weaning, complex wound care, parenteral nutrition, respiratory and cardiac monitoring, and dialysis. Click here for more information about Our Programs and Services.

Patients typically are referred to Specialty Hospital of Central Jersey — through physician, nurse, case manager or social worker referral — from an intensive care unit. Click here for an overview of our patient population.

To learn more about the unique level of care that an LTACH provides compared to other facilities, click below to see our infographic, “A Network of Support, A Path to Healthy Recovery.”

Understanding the LTACH level of care

Offering Advanced Care for Complex Conditions

Specialty Hospital of Central Jersey is equipped to deliver comprehensive care that includes diagnostic and medical treatment, and rehabilitation for a full range of medically complex conditions. Patients may have one or more of the following diagnoses:

  • Cardiovascular or cardiopulmonary disease.
  • Congestive heart failure.
  • Cancer.
  • Respiratory infections and disorders.
  • Stroke or other neurological disease.
  • Musculoskeletal disease or spinal cord injuries.
  • Kidney disorders.

Or patients may require:

  • Post-surgical care.
  • Weaning.
  • Wound care.
  • Long-term IV antibiotic therapy.

Our facilities offer the latest technology in life-support systems and a full range of services, including:

  • Around-the-clock critical care nursing and respiratory professionals providing bedside and central monitoring of cardiac rhythm, oxygen saturation, respiratory rate and blood pressure.
  • Ventilator program.
  • Bedside dialysis.
  • Total parenteral nutrition.
  • Peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) program.
  • Blood bank.
  • Diagnostic radiology and laboratory services.
  • Interventional radiological procedures.
  • Respiratory therapy and ventilation weaning.
  • Physical, occupational and speech therapies, including a low-tolerance rehabilitation program.
  • Nutrition therapy.
  • Advanced wound healing technologies.
  • Infection control.
  • Case management and discharge planning.