Select Medical to Open Long-Term Acute Care Hospital at Missouri Baptist Medical Center
Select Medical Corporation will open a new long-term acute care (LTAC) hospital within Missouri Baptist Medical Center. This unique hospital-in-a-hospital, a first for BJC HealthCare and St. Louis County, will specialize in the treatment and recovery of patients who require a prolonged length of stay.
The 38-bed facility, named Select Specialty Hospital – Town and Country, will be located on the 5th floor of Missouri Baptist’s Main Tower and is anticipated to begin taking patients in the first quarter of 2018. The new hospital will be owned and operated by Select Medical. Under the terms of the agreement, Select Medical leases the space from Missouri Baptist and provides its own clinical and administrative staff, functioning as an independent hospital within the larger hospital. Select Medical will contract with Missouri Baptist to provide support services including laboratory, imaging, perioperative, dietary and environmental services.
“Select Specialty Hospital – Town and Country will serve the growing need of the region by providing patients with highly complex medical issues with best-of-class care and outcomes,” said Brian Davis, president for the Select Medical LTAC Division. “We are honored to reside within Missouri Baptist Medical Center and look forward to serving the greater community of St. Louis.”
“Through Select Medical’s extensive expertise, patients will be provided with high level, long-term acute care as they continue their recovery,” said John Antes, president, Missouri Baptist Medical Center. “It was equally important that we collaborate with an organization that shares MoBap’s values of quality, compassion and respect. We have found these values in Select Medical’s team and believe this new hospital will truly benefit the entire community.”
Select Medical currently operates three LTAC hospitals in Missouri, and more than 100 nationwide.