Extended Care

Published On 06/10/2014

We provide acute, long-term care for patients who are medically stable but need intense, ongoing treatment.

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Methodist Extended Care Hospital (MECH) is a 36-bed “hospital within a hospital” on the fourth and fifth floors of the Thomas Wing at Methodist University Hospital. Our location gives our patients access to the advanced technology of an academic medical center.

Advanced and Individualized Care

Because we’re small, we offer specialized care tailored to each patient, usually delivered at the bedside. Our highly trained, multidisciplinary providers address complex health issues to help the patient make a smooth transition to the next level of care, such as home, skilled care, a nursing home, a rehabilitation facility or home health care. Our specialized programs include:

Rehabilitation Program

Evaluations and custom treatments for:

  • Stroke and neurological conditions
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Post-surgical and orthopedic injury
  • Prosthetic and orthotic training
  • Balance training
  • General conditioning

Ventilator Weaning Program

We care for patients with acute or chronic respiratory disorders who may have artificial airways and/or ventilators or require extensive respiratory treatments to maintain normal breathing without mechanical support. We also offer basic ventilator and tracheotomy care training for caregivers. We commonly treat:

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Pneumonia
  • Asthma
  • Acute respiratory failure

Wound Care Program

For wounds including:

  • Arterial/venous ulcers
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Diabetic/neuropathic ulcers
  • Surgical debridement
  • Post-surgical or amputation complications

Contact Us

Methodist Extended Care Hospital
225 S. Claybrook St.
Memphis, TN 38104