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About Asheville Specialty Hospital

ash-3Asheville Specialty Hospital (ASH) is the only accredited long-term acute care hospital in the western North Carolina region. ASH is an independent affiliate of Mission Health, housing 34 licensed beds and an attending medical staff of two physicians and two nurse practitioners’ who communicate and plan medical treatment with your physician.

Treatment and Therapy Services:

  • 24/7 RN Coverage
  • Daily Attending Physician Visits
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Ventilator Support
  • Certified Wound Care
  • Physical, Occupational, & Speech Therapies
  • Chaplain Services
  • Nutritional Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Pet Therapy
  • Case Management & Social Service
  • Cardiopulmonary Program
  • Patients come to us with: Neurological Conditions
  • Cardiac Disease
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Renal Disease
  • Post-Operative Complications (infection, stroke, bleeding)
  • Complex Wounds

Choosing An LTACH

How to select the best long term acute care hospital.

Regular, short term hospitals are the main admission sources for patients needing long term acute care. That means your physician will likely recommend an one or two LTACHs if one is required. However, you still have a choice. We suggest you do your research before you accept his or her recommendation. Take the following factors into consideration before choosing a long term acute care hospital:

1. Location: Make sure the LTACH is close enough for loved ones to be able to visit frequently. Studies show that family involvement in hospitalizations prevents medical errors and assists in patient recovery.

2. Insurance: Verify the LTACH takes your insurance.

3. Quality: Quality is often overlooked but extremely important. WhereToFindCare.com is the only place that gives you a quality score to assist you in choosing a LTACH. The quality score is the percentage of people who rated their LTACH on WhereToFindCare.com and said they received quality care. When it's available, you'll find the quality score on the long term acute care hospital's profile page.

4. Recommendations: Word of mouth recommendations can tell us whether we can get along with providers on a personal level. Ask friends, family, and other associates if they have had experiences with the long term acute care hospitals on your list.

5. Reviews: Research online reviews-they are a valuable resource. They can give you a better picture of whether patients received quality care at the long term acute care hospital.

6. Amenities: Once you’ve narrowed down your list, you should consider all the other things each LTACH has to offer. How is the parking? What amenities are offered? Pick a LTACH where you'll feel as comfortable as possible.

Long term acute care hospitals are also known as LTACHs, LTAC hospitals, long stay hospitals, long term hospitals, and LTACs.

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Asheville Specialty Hospital Quality Program

ASH maintains a Continuous Quality Improvement plan and integrates quality improvement as part of the culture of care. ASH maintains monthly and quarterly benchmarks, we report on our level of quality on three committee levels:

  1. Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement
  2. Medical Executive
  3. Governing Board

icareQuality is exemplified through ASHiCare. This is our quality program that promotes a culture of prevention, detection, and resolution of instances of conduct that do not conform to federal and state law or to federal healthcare program requirements.

Every employee at ASH is committed to our CORE Values:

  • Respect – We respect the individual dignity of all persons and demonstrate genuine care for the individual needs of patients, families and other staff members.
  • Integrity – We are honest and ethical in all of our actions in the delivery of patient care and in all business dealings.
  • Trust – We understand that patients and families trust us to provide the best care possible and we have a responsibility to be professional and trustworthy in all our actions.
  • Excellence – We continually strive to achieve excellence by exceeding patient and family needs.  Identifying and acting upon opportunities for performance improvement and committing ourselves to professional education.
  • Flexibility – We understand that healthcare is a dynamic and constantly changing field and we must responsive and adaptive to meet these challenges.

Patient Satisfaction Survey For 2015

  • 1-overall-rating
  • 2-willingness-to-recommend
  • 3-physician-communications
  • 4-nurse-communications

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428 Biltmore Ave. 4th Floor
Asheville, NC 28801

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Phone:  828-213-5400
Fax:  828-213-5443
Email: ashevillespecialtyhospital@msj.org

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