In complex environments like long-term acute care hospitals (LTCHs), reducing medical errors while serving increasingly complex patients saves lives and reduces costs. RML continuously identifies opportunities to meet the needs of patients in this ever changing healthcare landscape. As a result, a high acuity unit opened at RML Chicago this week.
This specialized, technologically advanced six-bed unit will allow clinicians to care for patients with acute needs requiring high observation. This is similar to treating patients in an intensive care unit setting in a traditional hospital, within RML’s LTCH scope of limitations.
Much planning and educational training went in to the opening of this unit. Thank you to all of the staff who contributed their time and talents --- it was a true multi-disciplinary team effort.
If you have questions about RML’s high acuity unit, including referring a patient, contact RML’s Intake Department at 773.826.6400.