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ETMC Specialty Hospital

Long-term acute care

Specialty Treatment and Conditions


Maximizing each patient's recovery potential is the focus of our staff. To achieve this, we combine a multidisciplinary team approach that brings patients, their families and our healthcare professionals together into one group working toward this goal.

Medical and social history
Upon admission, staff members complete a medical and social history and physical examination of the patient. With this important information, the ETMC Specialty Hospital's multidisciplinary team develops an overall plan of care based on the physician's orders.

Our team
The multidisciplinary team may include the patient's physicians; nurses; a physical, occupational or speech therapist; respiratory therapist; pharmacist; restorative aides; dietitian; case manager; and social worker. Our team and full support staff deliver medical care to our patients 24 hours a day. This team approach ensures that patients are receiving the high-quality, cohesive care they need without wasting time or resources.

An essential feature of every stay is an emphasis on family education and training, helping prepare them for all stages of patient recovery and discharge.

Conditions treated

The East Texas Medical Center Specialty Hospital specializes in treating one or more of the following medical conditions:

Medically Complex 


  • Multiple system failure
  • Pain management
  • Cardiopulmonary (lung) disease
  • Hemodialysis (kidney failure)
  • Oncology management/treatment
  • Infectious disease management/treatment
  • Wound care
  • Unstable diabetes
  • Recovery from complicated surgeries or surgical complications
  • Multiple trauma



  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (emphysema)
  • Ventilator dependency
  • Pulmonary insufficiency
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation


  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Orthopedic disorders/complications
  • Stroke
  • Arthritis