OKLAHOMA CITY – Beginning this month, patients with medically complex conditions needing care in a hospital setting for an extended period of time have a new treatment option on the Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City campus.
AMG Specialty Hospital Mercy, located on the second floor of Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City, is a 18-bed licensed long-term acute care hospital that provides inpatient diagnostic, therapeutic and rehabilitation services for adult patients with complex medical needs who meet certain admission criteria.
“The new AMG Specialty Hospital Mercy is a hospital within a hospital,” said Michael Gerten, chief executive officer of AMG Specialty Hospital Mercy. “Our patients receive care from an interdisciplinary team based on an individualized care plan that extends the treatment initiated in a traditional hospital setting. We are thrilled to offer inpatient services for longer periods of time so patients can improve their health, resume their normal lives and, hopefully, avoid additional hospitalizations.”
Patients who typically qualify for services have conditions involving two or more systems. This often includes patients with complex wounds, ventilator dependency, pneumonia, acute respiratory failure, sepsis, surgical wound complications, diabetic and vascular ulcers, severe malnutrition and acute renal failure, among other complex conditions.
The specialty hospital provides daily physician oversight of patient care, 24-hour nursing, respiratory therapy services, and several clinical programs, including pulmonary and ventilator weaning; transitional rehabilitation; wound care; and a medically complex program, which includes hemodialysis and treatment of infectious diseases. On average, patients at the specialty hospital stay about 25 days.
“We are excited to team up with AMG to open this new specialty hospital to provide much-needed care to patients for longer than what we can provide in the traditional hospital setting,” said Jim Gebhart, president of Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City. “Both Mercy and AMG are known for their clinical excellence and compassionate care, which makes this such a great partnership.”
A referral from a physician, provider or case manager is required prior to admission at AMG Specialty Hospital Mercy. For more information, call 405-936-5822.