The Admission Process
How to Get Started
A referral is sent to our admissions department. When received, we verify insurance coverage and available days. We review the clinical information and use NALTH criteria to determine if the patient meets criteria for our facility. Once it is determined that a patient meets criteria, Admissions works with the case manager at the referring facility to get the patient transferred to our facility.
Who We Treat
Our facility is licensed under Medicare as a long-term acute care hospital, providing care for critically ill and medically complex patients who require a longer acute care stay than a traditional hospital. There are several criteria patients must meet for admission eligibility.
- Require acute care services as determined by a physician assessment
- Cannot be treated effectively at a lower level of care
- Have multiple acute complexities that require daily intervention by a physician
Patients requiring the following medical services may also eligible for admission:
- Mechanical ventilation for respiratory failure
- Pulmonary hygiene
- Tracheotomy with respiratory insufficiency
- Exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- IV and oral anticoagulation/therapeutic INR (international normalized ratio)
- Post cardiac surgery with acute care needs
- External wound infection management
- Stage III or IV decubitus ulcer care
- Complex medical conditions
- High-level orthopedic conditions
- Pre- and post-organ transplant care
- Low-tolerance rehabilitation
Parking is free. Guests may park in any lot designated as patient parking.
Jessica Davis is our Case Manager. She has an extensive background in hospital case management and social work. She is kind and caring and goes above and beyond to make sure the needs of our patients are met.
We work with a group of dedicated physicians who manage the medical needs of patients admitted to our hospital. They may also help to explain a medical procedure, update the family on their loved one’s condition or plan appropriate care after discharge. Once a patient is discharged from our hospital, any follow-up appointments should be made with the patient’s primary care physician.
Patient Care Conference
Due to COVID-19 precautions, this conference is currently being held virtually. We are actively working toward reconvening in-person conferences. If you would like to schedule an in-person meeting with your loved one’s treatment team, please contact Jessica Davis, case manager at (606) 523-5150 ext 226.
Meetings are held weekly.
Attendees: Case Management, Hospitalist, Physical Therapy, Respiratory Therapy, Wound Care, Speech Therapy, Dietician, Pharmacy
Learn About Our Services
Quality Care for the Critically Ill
Our hospital provides long term acute care for patients who require a long-term hospital stay. Many patients require an intensive level of care.
The ContinueCARE Difference
ContinueCARE Hospital at Baptist Health Corbin offers several unique benefits for patients and family members:
1. We provide care with an interdisciplinary approach with a care team of specialists working together for optimal patient outcomes.
2. Each patient will have an individualized care plan based on their needs and preferences
3. We encourage family and/or caregiver participation and keep loved ones informed every step of the way
4. We know the importance of bringing a family member back home. Our discharge numbers show our dedication to making that happen.