Curahealth Jacksonville

Formerly known as Specialty Hospital Jacksonville

Curahealth Jacksonville, formerly known as Specialty Hospital Jacksonville, is a fully licensed and accredited long-term acute care hospital (LTACH) specializing in the treatment of the severely ill and/or medically complex patients in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia. It is the premier regional ventilator and tracheostomy weaning facility, the only one of its kind in Jacksonville, Florida and one of approximately 460 such hospitals nationwide. Specialty Hospital's vent weaning success rate in 2014 was 67%, which exceeds the LTACH regional average of 50%.

Curahealth offers specialized, interdisciplinary, compassionate care designed to meet the needs of adult patients and their families in a medical environment that integrates healing and recovery. The services provided by Curahealth complement other health care resources in the region, and help patients achieve optimal health, independence, and a high quality of life through their recovery. They have approximately 300 physicians on staff covering nearly all specialties, all of whom provide a focus on recovery.

The population of Curahealth Jacksonville is predominately the respiratory patient in need of ventilator and/or tracheostomy weaning. They also see a large percentage of patients that have had an ICU or CCU stay in the referring hospital and are in need of continued hospitalization for an extended period of time.

As part of their cardiopulmonary ventilator weaning service, Curahealth has been using the Passy Muir® speaking valve with their vented and tracheostomy dependent patients since 1992. They follow a multidisciplinary team approach in the management of their patients and the implementation of the Passy Muir Speaking and Swallowing valve. Their interdisciplinary team consists of Physicians, Advanced Practice Professionals, Registered Nurses, Respiratory Therapists, Speech Pathologists, Physical and Occupation Therapists, Clinical dietitians and Care Coordinators. Specialty Hospital's team works together to assist patients with their fullest potential recovery.

The American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) recognized Specialty Hospital Jacksonville for providing Quality Respiratory Care and ensuring patient safety by adhering to a strict set of criteria governing respiratory care services: Curahealth Jacksonville continues that same quality of care. In addition, while known as Specialty Hospital, it was the first LTACH in the nation to become Sepsis Certified by the Joint Commission. By taking a lead in preventing and treating sepsis, Curahealth Jacksonville is improving patient outcomes, elevating the standard of care and instilling confidence in the community it serves.

Meet the Team

Policy and Procedures/Competency

Click here to download Specialty Hospital's - Tracheoscopy Speaking Valve Competency Check-off

Theme by Danetsoft and Danang Probo Sayekti inspired by Maksimer