Acute Inpatient Care for Long-Term Patients
Carrus Specialty Hospital for Complex Illnesses
We understand just how challenging it can be to recover after a serious illness or injury. In fact, it’s why we created Carrus Specialty Hospital: to provide specialized inpatient care for an extended period of time for those patients who need it.
Our 33-bed long-term acute care facility is specially designed to meet the complex healthcare needs of critically ill patients. We offer around-the-clock nursing and respiratory care as well as daily physician visits. We are committed to restoring our patients’ health and independence so they can ultimately transition back to their homes and loved ones, or to a less-intensive care arrangement. Until then, we’ll be here for you for as long as you need.
Carrus Specialty Hospital is located on the beautiful Carrus Health medical campus in Sherman, Texas. Features include spacious private rooms, an on-site lab and pharmacy, and four beautiful courtyards for the enjoyment of our patients and their visitors.
We care for adults, from age 18 and up, who require highly specialized care, including ventilator dependency; stage III and IV wound care; and low-tolerance rehabilitation due to amputations, head injuries, and trauma. Carrus Specialty Hospital patients also include those with complex medical needs due to cancer, gastrointestinal diseases, infectious diseases, malnutrition, MRSA, neurological diseases, post-operative complications, and sepsis.
Our highly trained, patient-centered medical team includes physicians, nurses, social workers, physical therapists, speech therapists, occupational therapists, respiratory therapists, registered dietitians, and physician assistants. At Carrus, our patients receive care that is tailored to their individual needs.
What Is a Long-Term Acute Care (LTAC) Hospital?
Long-term acute care facilities like Carrus Specialty Hospital serve patients who require comprehensive medical and nursing care for an extended period of time. Most come to Carrus from traditional hospitals by physician referral.
We provide care for seriously ill patients who typically have multiple health problems. The treatment programs we develop for each patient are designed to restore his or her health and quality of life. The doctors and medical staff at Carrus deliver compassionate medical attention that takes into account the whole person – body, mind, and spirit.
Conditions We Treat
Many patients at Carrus Specialty Hospital have medically complex conditions caused by diseases or injuries that may be exacerbated by additional medical problems. Conditions we treat include:
- Surgical Recuperation
- Trauma Injuries
- Vascular Disease
- Ventilator Dependency
Services We Provide
At Carrus Specialty Hospital, we offer an array of critical care services. No matter what type of care your loved one needs, everything we do at Carrus is designed to optimize patient healing and recovery while creating a warm and nurturing experience for patients and their families.
Our long-term acute care (LTAC) services include:
Carrus Specialty Hospital’s compassionate cardiac team cares for patients with heart disease and post-op cardiac complications.
Medical conditions that may require our cardiac care and recovery services include:
Carrus Specialty Hospital’s intensive critical care team performs life-saving care.
Medical conditions that may require intensive critical care include:
- Cardiac conditions
- Complications of diabetes
- Conditions involving multiple affected organs (heart, kidney, lungs, brain, intestines)
- Conditions that are medically complex
- Gastrointestinal disease
- Post-operative complications
- Pulmonary conditions requiring specialized care such as a ventilator, BiPAP, heated high flow
- Sepsis or other life-threatening infections
Patients with medically complex conditions may sometimes require intravenous medication, usually because it’s the fastest way to circulate medication throughout the body. Antibiotics may be delivered to treat infectious diseases, or other medications may be administered by IV for cardiac support, to treat malnutrition, or other problems.
Conditions that may require IV antibiotics or other intravenous therapy include:
- Cardiac conditions requiring vasopressors to constrict blood vessels
- Fungal infections
- Infected wounds
- Post-surgical infections
- Viral infections
Carrus Specialty Hospital’s medical staff includes board-certified intensivist and infectious disease physicians who provide our critically ill patients with specially tailored medical care, including IV therapy when needed.
Some Carrus Specialty Hospital patients require continued medical care after certain neurological or traumatic events.
Medical conditions that may require neurological/post-trauma care include:
- Anoxic brain injury
- Medical conditions requiring use of mechanical ventilator support and weaning
- Neurological disorders (ALS, myasthenia gravis, Guillain-Barre syndrome)
- Neurological trauma
- Orthopedic injuries
- Spinal cord injury (paraplegia, quadriplegia)
- Stroke, or cerebral vascular accident (CVA)
- Trauma resulting in multiple medical needs
At Carrus Specialty Hospital, board-certified pulmonologists lead our clinical and respiratory care teams who provide exceptional lung care and support for our patients. Our medical experts can also successfully wean patients off a ventilator when it’s time.
Conditions that may require pulmonary management/ventilator weaning services include:
- Acute pulmonary exacerbations (worsening of lung disease symptoms) requiring aerosolized medications
- Chronic bronchitis
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Conditions requiring airway care and pulmonary secretion management
- Conditions requiring BiPAP/CPAP management
- Conditions requiring supplemental oxygen delivery (high-flow oxygen, NC, mask)
- Neuromuscular disorders (ALS, Guillain-Barre, myasthenia gravis, quadriplegia, paraplegia)
- Pulmonary conditions requiring hygiene and rehabilitation
Our acute kidney care program is designed to provide highly effective, evidence-based, state-of-the-art intervention to treat renal insufficiency or failure. Additionally, patients receive detailed education about their kidney disease and any co-existing conditions. We offer medication management as well as in-house dialysis.
Conditions that may require renal insufficiency/failure acute care services include:
- Acute renal disease with initiation of hemodialysis
- Conditions requiring disease education to minimize risk of future complications
- Conditions requiring peritoneal dialysis
- End-stage renal disease with dialysis support
- Renal insufficiency and recovery
The expert wound care team at Carrus Specialty Hospital will devise a specific care plan to address each patient’s needs. We also provide wound care education and training for patients and their loved ones for greater independence and self-reliance.
Conditions that may require acute wound care services include:
- Arterial and vascular ulcers
- Diabetes complications
- Infected or draining wounds
- Nonhealing wounds, whether due to diabetes, surgery, trauma, or other causes
- Open wounds
- Pressure ulcers requiring reduction surface/mattresses or specialized beds
- Stage III or IV wounds
- Wounds requiring a vacuum-assisted device for proper healing
- Wounds requiring debridement
Carrus Specialty Hospital features large, private intensive care rooms and medical rooms for critically ill patients. We also have special procedure rooms, radiology services, a full-service lab, pharmacy, and in-house dialysis, as well as four beautifully decorated courtyards for our patients’ enjoyment.
13 intensive care rooms:
- Large private rooms – all visible from the nursing station
- Private bathrooms
- State-of-the-art technology
- Outside view
20 medical rooms:
- Large private rooms
- Private bathrooms
- Private temperature control
- Outside view – most have a garden view
- Daily physician rounds
- Multispecialty physician staff (neurology, cardiology, nephrology, pulmonary, infectious disease, wound care, etc.)
- Physician extenders (physician assistants, nurse practitioners)
- 24/7 nursing
- 24/7 respiratory care
- Registered dietician
- Case management and social services
- In-house dialysis
- In-house radiology services, including CT scans and ultrasound
- In-house laboratory services
- In-house pharmacy
- Special procedure rooms for percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), tracheostomy, thoracentesis, bronchoscopy, etc.
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Speech and language therapy
- Rehabilitation gym with state-of-the-art equipment and big windows overlooking a pond
- Walking trail and covered gazebo
- 4 courtyards and gardens
- Outside pond with Koi fish
- Business office
- Continuous improvement and quality support
- Open-door administration policy
- Retail cafeteria for family and friends
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
- Complimentary parking
For more information about Carrus Health’s long-term acute care services in Sherman, Texas, for patients with complex medical needs, call us at (903) 870-2600.