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MedBridge - Your Bridge from Hospital to Home

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MedBridge is a distinct post-acute unit - located exclusively inside our Heartland and ManorCare skilled nursing facilities - specially designed for shorter stay patients who require intense medical and rehabilitation care with conditions such as:

  • chronic diseases
  • heart complications
  • stroke or other neurological concerns
  • cancer
  • orthopedic injury or replacement
  • pulmonary issues

 

Upon admission, our MedBridge team's mission is to return patients home safely and confidently. THe unique features of MedBridge:

  • Separate and distinct unit in the center where patients with similar diagnoses and discharge goals receive post-hospital care.
  • Specialized staff, including registered nurses knowledgeable in post-acute care, who provide medical and rehabilitative support, and oversee clinical care.
  • Interdisciplinary team of therapists who work with attending physicians, nurse practitioners and specialty physicians to deliver post-acute services focused on maximizing individual patient goals.

 

Before being recognized with the MedBridge brand, our center must meet stringent unit criteria. This includes:

  • Returning the majority of our short-term rehab patients back to the community within 30 days
  • Offering high tech equipment
  • Providing RN staffing
  • Having a lower re-hospitalization rate than the industry
  • Earning high customer service approval
  • Increased frequency of on-site medical professionals such as center nurse practitioner

 

Learn more about our MedBridge units, or find a center with a MedBridge unit near you.

 

 

In many cases, patients have multiple health issues and need additional rehabilitation and medical nursing care before returning home and back to their life.