Specialty Hospital’s Aggressive Plan of Care Readies Seriously Ill Patient for Discharge

In early January, a patient who was diagnosed with end stage renal disease with a history of receiving peritoneal dialysis, was transferred from Jersey Shore Medical Center (JSMC) to our Lakewood, New Jersey-based Specialty Hospital of Central Jersey.  Before this transfer, the patient experienced respiratory failure requiring a tracheostomy and the insertion of a PEG …

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