Methodist Extended Care Hospital (MECH) is a 36-bed acute care hospital that treats long-term patients who are medically stable but require intense, regular medical attention. Patients get the acute care they need to ensure a smooth transition to home, skilled care, nursing home, rehabilitation facility, or home health care.
MECH is located on the fourth and fifth floors of the Thomas Wing inside Methodist University Hospital.
There are no set visiting hours. Partners in Care and close family may be with patients 24/7. Other guests are welcome according to the patient’s preference (including Critical Care/ICU) between 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. to respect quiet time and sleeping hours.
Methodist Extended Care Hospital is located within Methodist University Hospital, which offers patients and guests convenient amenities including:
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We offer many specialized programs, such as the following.
We provide skilled evaluations and custom treatments for:
We provide individualized programs 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 those who will be caring for the needs of a loved one. We commonly treat:
For wounds including: