What Makes Us Special?
Special Care Unit’s mission is to provide the highest quality of care for catastrophically ill, ventilator dependent, or otherwise medically complex patients who require extended acute care. The Special Care Unit is the only hospital-based, Joint Commission Certified Program in the South Florida area. SCU’s partnership with leading healthcare systems allows each patient care unit to be located within acute care hospitals. This provides for around the clock physician care and immediate access to critical care medical services, avoiding the trauma associated with ambulance rides.
Over the past 23 years, we have perfected the Special multidisciplinary approach to patient care, including aggressive respiratory rehabilitation, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and case management services. This approach, combined with the highest quality, specially trained and experienced staff has been the secret to our countless patient success stories. Our dedicated staff and high nurse/patient ratio allows all patients to receive consistent care from familiar faces and the opportunity for families to receive in depth, one-on-one education throughout the entire course of the patient’s stay. Family members play an integral part in their loved one’s recovery process. Therefore, regularly scheduled weekly medical rounds allow family members to interact with the multidisciplinary team and be kept informed of their loved one’s current medical status and plan of care. Every member of our staff works exclusively in the Special Care Unit, allowing them to have a sufficient amount of time, energy and attention to cater to the patients’ specific needs on a more intimate basis.