Presence Holy Family Medical Center

Ventilator Weaning

Ventilation is used as a life-saving measure while the patient recovers from a catastrophic illness. Weaning occurs during continued medical treatment and rehabilitation. Weaning rates for ventilator patients at Presence Holy Family Medical Center are high and surpass national benchmarks. As weaning progresses, a team of caregivers works with the patient to improve strength, cognition, nutrition and the ability to communicate.

Pulmonary Care

We provide specialized care for patients with acute or chronic respiratory disorders who may have tracheotomies or require extensive respiratory treatments to maintain normal breathing without mechanical support.

  • Respiratory failure
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Pneumonia
  • ALS
  • Guillian-Barre'

Medically complex care

Medically complex care is for patients who require more than routine care, with intensive therapies and nursing intervention.

  • Infectious disease
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Uncontrolled diabetes
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Prolonged surgical recovery
  • Cancer
  • Renal disorders
  • Sepsis
  • Multi-system complications
  • Long-term IV antibiotics
  • Malnutrition
  • Degenerative disease

Neuro/Post Trauma Care

Neuro/post trauma care is designed for patients who require intensive therapy in addition to intensive nursing and respiratory care.

  • Post trauma
  • Stroke
  • Orthopedic complications
  • Cerebral hemorrhage
  • Neurologic complications
  • Aneurysm
  • Head/spinal cord injury
  • Anoxic brain injury

Wound Care

Wounds that are slow to heal or chronic can occur because of diabetes, lack of circulation or other health problems. Through intensive treatment and advanced care offered at Presence Holy Family Medical Center healing can begin. A multi-disciplinary team works with the patient to deliver treatment.


Therapy can play a critical role in recovery. Physical, speech, and occupational therapy are offered to all patients pending a physician's order. Rehabilitation Services provides therapy at the bedside since each patient is in a private room. We also have a Rehab Activity Room and a full supply of assistive devices for walking and self-care training purposes. Constructive feedback is provided to the interdisciplinary team about the patient's progress, as well as recommendations regarding the patient's next level of care.

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