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ManorCare Health Services – Bethel Park Inaugurates MedBridge and Dialysis Units
Special Focus: Intensive Post-Hospital Health Care

Today, patients who have been hospitalized for illness, heart problems, surgery or injury are spending less time in the hospital than ever before. This doesn't necessarily mean that they are ready to get back to their lives. It means that choosing an expert post-hospital provider for comprehensive medical and rehabilitation services is critical to a successful recovery. At ManorCare Health Services – Bethel Park, our primary focus is caring for post-hospital or post-acute patients with complex needs.

Based on ManorCare's rehabilitation success, customer satisfaction, professional experience of employees and community demand, a specialized MedBridge unit was developed. MedBridge is positioned to meet this critical need with cardiovascular specialty care, high acuity clinical skills, sophisticated rehabilitation, patient education, recreational activities, amenities such as complimentary Wi-Fi and lounge areas for visiting family members, that are unmatched by our competitors," said Dayna Colaizzi, Administrator.

"One of the unique features of MedBridge is that it is a separate and distinct unit in the center where patients with similar diagnoses and discharge goals receive post-hospital care," said Dayna Colaizzi Registered nurses, nutrition services, discharge planner services and therapists are focused on returning patients to their highest level of functioning and back to their lives. ManorCare works with patients and their families on managing home education, exercises, and medication to help ensure a smooth transition home. These efforts help reduce the risk of unnecessary re-hospitalization.

"When a patient comes to MedBridge at ManorCare, we're planning their successful discharge home from admission. Our clinical team uses an evidence-based medical strategy to identify, evaluate and communicate care condition which improves patient outcomes," stated Dayna Colaizzi. Starting with a patient's end goal, MedBridge has been able to achieve an industry leading standard with 75% of our patients returning home.

"We are pleased to introduce this one-of-a-kind service to the community," states Dayna Colaizzi. "Our facility has also collaborated with Davita Health Care Partners to offer a Dialysis unit in-house. We encourage patients, and/or family members, to stop by for a tour and learn about our services. We are sure you'll agree with the 85% who stated that they would recommend us to a loved one in 2013.

ManorCare Health Services – Bethel Park, located at 60 Highland Road, Bethel Park, PA, is part of the HCR ManorCare family. With 56,000 caregivers nationwide, the HCR ManorCare centers are preeminent care providers in their communities. For more information, visit www.hcr-manorcare.com.

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