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Mon Health Medical Center and Acuity Healthcare announce approval for long-term acute care services

Posted Date: 6/4/2019
Mon Health Medical Center and Acuity Healthcare are pleased to announce the West Virginia Health Care Authority has approved the application for a Certificate of Need (CON) to develop a 25 bed long-term acute care hospital (LTACH) to be located on the 4th floor of Mon Health Medical Center in Morgantown. The LTACH will provide specialty care to critically ill and medically complex patients.

In February 2019, Mon Health Medical Center partnered with Acuity Healthcare to establish long-term acute care hospital services, providing a critical link in the continuum of care for north central West Virginia's sickest patients. This will be this region's first and only facility like this in the Greater Morgantown area bringing advanced care access to the community we serve.

LTACHs offer intensive acute care services to medically complex and critically ill patients who have required three or more days in an acute care hospital Intensive Care Unit (ICU) level of care setting, or those patients who will need to receive "prolonged mechanical ventilation" (greater than 96 hours) in the LTACH. The LTACH provides an extended hospital stay averaging 25 to 30 days.

"Caring for our communities' patients is our primary concern," said David Goldberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mon Health System and Mon Health Medical Center. "The West Virginia Health Care Authority's approval of our application demonstrates the need and this relationship will allow greater access for the region to this level of care. We are thrilled to enhance our services to provide a long-term acute care option for our patients right here closer to home."

"We are excited about the approval. We know that this level of care is critical in the continuum of care in the region," said Ed Cooper, President and Chief Executive Officer of Acuity Healthcare.
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