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As One of the Leading Ventilator-weaning Hospitals in the United States, RML Specialty Hospital Is Finding Great Success in Treating COVID-19 Patients

June 19, 2020

RML Specialty Hospital, which has opened two dedicated COVID-19 units in Hinsdale and Chicago since mid-April, is seeing very positive results to date from its focused, safe approach to weaning patients from ventilators. In just two months, the COVID teams at both locations have provided care to a total of 64 patients—all of whom were […]

RML Specialty Hospital Accepting Patients with COVID-19: Patient and Staff Safety Highest Priority

April 15, 2020

In support of our mission to provide the right care at a critical time, RML Specialty Hospital in Hinsdale is now accepting patients recovering from COVID-19. “With our long-standing expertise in providing care for patients recovering from severe illness, we believe we can best serve our community at this time by accepting patients suffering from […]

Nutritional Study Improves Outcomes for Tube-Fed Patients

July 24, 2018

Patients who transfer to RML Specialty Hospital often come directly from the ICU of a either a neighborhood acute care hospital or a downtown Chicago teaching hospital. Many of these patients receive nutritional support via feeding tubes due to having undergone tracheostomies, which subsequently leads to dysphagia (difficulty swallowing),” said Cindy Rohde, RD, LDN, a […]

Specialty Hospital Focuses on Safety For Patients, Families, and Staff

June 19, 2018

You work hard to keep your home and your family safe.  If you don’t have control over your own safety, or the safety of those you love, you have to rely on others to protect you.  At RML Specialty Hospital, keeping patients, their families, and RML staff safe is a top priority.Adria Helmich, Director of […]

Specialty Hospital Maximizes Security of Patient Information

May 10, 2018

While technology affords us many ways to gather, organize, and distribute information, it can be challenging to keep that information out of the hands of those who shouldn’t have access to it. In a hospital setting, it can be even more challenging due to privacy laws and and regulatory standards. At RML Specialty Hospital, the […]

Specialty Hospital Helps Post-Transplant Patients Through Complicated Recovery

April 05, 2018

After a difficult transplant surgery, patients need specialized medical care to ensure a full recovery. At RML Specialty Hospital, patients benefit from an entire post-transplant team that offers attention to detail and continuity of care.“We admit a variety of post-transplant patients, including those with heart, lung, liver, kidney, pancreas, and bone marrow/stem cell transplants,” said […]

Outstanding Wound Care Facility Treats Fistula Patients

February 28, 2018

A fistula is an abnormal connection that develops between two separate organs or areas inside the body.  Fistulas can form during the healing phase after an injury or a previous surgery.  They can also develop as a side effect of Inflammatory Bowel Disease, diverticulitis, and radiation.  They can appear in a variety of areas, including […]

Specialty Hospital Remodels to Benefit Patients, Staff

January 26, 2018

As advances in technology improve patient care, more space is required to house specialized medical machinery and equipment.  At RML Specialty Hospital, a plan is set to remodel the aging building, create more sound-proofed private rooms for patients, and add storage space for computers and other medical equipment.“We’ve begun construction on D Wing, which currently […]

Specialty Hospital Offers Life-Changing Experience for Wound Recovery Patient

January 19, 2018

When Chris Coley speaks, the gratitude pours out of him. After being sidelined by a serious bacterial leg infection last year, Coley spent five weeks rehabilitating at RML Specialty Hospital in Chicago.“I had swelling, pain, and discoloration. Three days later I was in Metro Hospital’s ER,” said Coley. “I’d never been hospitalized before, so I […]

Ventilator Weaning Patient Undergoes Amazing Recovery, Life Transformation

December 20, 2017

Her story started with alcohol addiction, which led to dramatic weight gain and a stomach ulcer.  Carol Murillo’s husband found her one night on the bathroom floor, necessitating a trip to the emergency room at a nearby hospital.  Doctors discovered she had sepsis, a dangerous infection resulting from a perforated ulcer.“I was in a coma […]

Holiday Caroling Warms Hearts of Specialty Hospital Patients

December 13, 2017

For patients needing long-term acute hospital care during the holiday season, it can be difficult to experience holiday joy. The staff at RML Specialty Hospital understands the need to spread holiday cheer, and achieves it with holiday caroling, a lovely, heartwarming tradition.Chris Bacchi and Ken Pawola (Inventory Manager and Chief Operating Officer, respectively, at RML […]

13th Annual Golf Tournament, September 18, 2017

August 28, 2017

    On Monday, September 18, RML Specialty Hospital will host its 13th Annual RML Specialty Hospital Golf Tournament, benefiting The Patient and Family Needs Fund, at Ruth Lake Country Club in Hinsdale. Golf will be followed by dinner featuring a silent and live auction. New this year will be a concurrently run Paddle Tennis Clinic and […]