Acuity Hospital of South Texas (AHST) is a 30-bed long term acute care (LTAC) hospital with specialized programs in pulmonary disease,ventilator weaning, wound care management, and care for medically complex patients. AHST opened on July of 2008, and we pride ourselves on providing our patients with personal care while using the upmost on technology. We moved into our brand new 3 story hospital Feburary 2010 with all private rooms and a 6 bed High Observation Unit (HOU).
is a for profit LTAC managed by Acuity Healthcare. Acuity Healthcare is a privately-owned Long Term Acute Care hospital company, founded in 2001. The Acuity management team brings over 60 years of combined LTAC experience to Acuity Hospital of South Texas. The Acuity Hospital South Texas has distinguished itself through delivery of specialized LTAC hospital services, meeting needs of patients throughout the Texas.
What is an LTAC?
An LTAC is a Long Term Acute Care hospital designed for patients that are acutely ill and require a physician's care each day, just as in a "traditional" hospital, but are medically complex and not going to be ready for discharge in a short period of time.
Most LTAC patients are transferred from a traditional hospital once they are medically stable, but they can also be admitted from a skilled nursing facility, home, or a physician's office. Just as with any hospital admission, the patient must meet criteria and have admission orders from their physician.
A typical LTAC patient may require care for:
- Ventilator Weaning
- Complex Wounds
- Infections requiring IV antibiotics
- Complications from extensive surgery
- Multi-system failures
- Neurological / traumatic injuries
- Not yet able to participate in acute rehabilitation due to medical complexity
- Bariatric Care
Our goal for each of our patients is to return them to their highest level of function and wellness.