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Recognizing Administrative Professionals in an LTACH on April 27, 2016

By Specialty Hospital Staff | April 27, 2016

Administrative Professionals’ Day is set for April 27, 2016. Originally called Secretaries’ Day, this work holiday was created in 1952 by Harry F. Klemfuss of Young and Rubicam. Its purpose was to recognize the importance of these positions and demonstrate …

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April is Occupational Therapy (OT) Month: Celebrate these Dedicated Professionals

By Specialty Hospital Staff | April 13, 2016

By Colleen Leonard, Occupational Therapist The roots of Occupational Therapy (OT) reach back to the early part of the last century. This therapeutic intervention was the result of the need for reform of the mental health care system. At the …

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Forging Solutions out of Challenges: A Closer Look at the Important Work of Social Workers

By Specialty Hospital Staff | March 25, 2016

By Kelly Ann Cox-Montalban, M.S.W. and Miriam Rotberg, L.S.W. Social work has been noted to be a profession of hope fueled by resilience and advocacy. In the United States, there are more than 650,000 of these highly trained professionals who …

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Is a Long-Term Acute Care Hospital Right for your Loved One?

By Specialty Hospital Staff | March 16, 2016

When you have loved ones in your life who have serious medical conditions, choosing the appropriate level of care for them can seem overwhelming. After they are discharged from intensive care units, what are the next steps? Long Term Acute …

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Clinical Nurse Educators: Elevating the Level of Care at the LTACH

By Specialty Hospital Staff | March 8, 2016

By Megan Gisoldi RN, Clinical Educator and Nissa Paul RN, Clinical Educator Clinical Nurse Educators combine clinical expertise with a passion for teaching into rich and rewarding careers. Clinical Nurse Educators work by providing staff development expertise as an educator, consultant, …

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Selecting the Appropriate Level of Care

By Specialty Hospital Staff | February 17, 2016

Many choices exist in the healthcare landscape, but which one is right for you or a loved one? It is very important to choose the appropriate level of care after an acute illness, complex surgery or traumatic accident. Sometimes, 24-hour …

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Role of the Case Manager in the LTACH

By Specialty Hospital Staff | February 3, 2016

By Patty Gaughran, RN, MA Case Managers steward each patient through the entire stay from admission to discharge. In a sense, they are the logistics managers of patient care. These professionals are responsible for safely seeing each patient through their …

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About Career Opportunities in the LTACH World

By Specialty Hospital Staff | February 1, 2016

Do you have what it takes to work in a Long Term Acute Care Hospital (LTACH)? Working in this arena can be emotionally challenging at times, but professionals in this environment realize two important key benefits: They develop comprehensive knowledge …

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10 Tips for Setting Realistic Health Resolutions in 2016

By Specialty Hospital Staff | January 8, 2016

Crowds gather across the country to watch the ball in Times Square drop and ring in the New Year. Everyone eagerly counts down the final moments of the outgoing year: Ten…nine…eight and so on. During those final seconds, partygoers make their resolutions …

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Assistive Devices for Patients with Parkinson’s Disease

By Specialty Hospital Staff | December 22, 2015

By Susan Becker, M.S. CCC/SLP Speech-Language Pathologist         As discussed in a previous blog entry, patients with Parkinson’s Disease develop problems with speaking and communicating. As the medical industry progresses, devices and tools become available to patients …

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