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Baylor Scott & White Continuing Care Hospital Temple

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Welcome to Baylor Scott & White Continuing Care Hospital

The Baylor Scott & White Continuing Care Hospital is a 48-bed, highly advanced medical facility offering private treatment rooms and 24-hour access to a team of physicians located in Temple, TX.

Our modern, patient-focused facility delivers comprehensive therapies for patients requiring extended hospital stays. Rather than chronic care, the Baylor Scott & White Continuing Care Hospital provides acute care, which involves active but short-term treatment following a severe medical condition or during recovery from surgery. It is also home to our skilled nursing facility.

Tools & Resources

Our services are designed with you in mind so managing your healthcare needs is as simple as possible.

  • Estimate your cost of care
  • Patient Greetings
  • MyBSWHealth
  • Financial Assistance
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Our team approach
  • Why am I being transferred here?
  • How is the CCH different from a regular hospital?
  • Can the staff treat any patient with any illness or injury?
  • Is there a physician on staff at all times?
  • How does my family member get admitted to the CCH?
  • Is the CCH only for hospice or nursing home patients?

Estimate your cost of care

Baylor Scott & White Health is an advocate for greater healthcare pricing transparency and patient affordability. We provide a self-service price estimation tool to help you obtain accurate out-of-pocket expense estimates, along with other helpful resources to help you make more informed financial choices about your care.

Patient Greetings

Brighten the day of a patient with an eGreeting — a personal message hand-delivered to your loved one.

MyBSWHealth

MyBSWHealth is an online tool where you can communicate with your providers, schedule an appointment, access and manage your family’s health.

Financial Assistance

At Baylor Scott & White Health, we want to be a resource for you and your family. Our team of financial counselors is here to help. We encourage you to speak to a member of our team at any time – before, during or after care is received.

Insurance Accepted

Baylor Scott & White has established agreements with several types of insurances in an effort to make sure your health needs are covered.

Our team approach

Be assured that Baylor Scott & White’s tradition of comprehensive, multispecialty and personalized care extends to the treatment you’ll receive at the Continuing Care Hospital.

Our team includes physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, social workers and specialists in physical, occupational and speech therapy. Each of these disciplines will meet weekly to discuss your case specifically and your treatment moving forward.

Why am I being transferred here?

Your physician has recommended an extended hospital stay at the Baylor Scott & White Continuing Care Hospital, where we provide acute care for patients with medically complex needs that require additional time to recover (average stay: 25 days). Our patients are often critically ill and require specialized technology such as ventilators, special monitors or dialysis. We are able to care for critically ill patients because our multidisciplinary staff is devoted to the treatment of our patients’ conditions. You’ll experience a highly focused environment of care centered on long-term health needs.

How is the CCH different from a regular hospital?

The Baylor Scott & White Continuing Care Hospital is similar in many ways to a regular hospital. We provide physician and nursing care, dietary, physical and occupational therapy and the same high quality and compassionate care boasted throughout the Baylor Scott & White family. CCH also has an on-site dialysis center and computed tomography (CT) scanner. Where the CCH differs from a traditional hospital is that we specialize in the treatment of patients who require an extended stay in an acute care setting. Whereas a traditional hospital is diagnostic in nature the CCH is purposed for the ongoing treatment of your condition.

Can the staff treat any patient with any illness or injury?

The Baylor Scott & White Continuing Care Hospital is able to treat any condition but will generally only accept patients who meet long term acute care hospital (LTACH) criteria. In other words, LTACHs specialize in treating patients who are generally highly complex and critically ill. The majority of patients treated in an LTACH require some form of respiratory therapy, intravenous antibiotics, complex wound care, and/or post-surgical care.

Is there a physician on staff at all times?

The Baylor Scott & White Continuing Care Hospital has 24-hour physician coverage, and there will generally always be a physician on the premises.

How does my family member get admitted to the CCH?

A formal admittance into the Baylor Scott & White Continuing Care Hospital can only occur when your family member’s attending physician and the CCH’s accepting physician have agreed that your family member would benefit from the specialized care at the CCH. From there, our case management will collaborate with the case management at your current acute care facility to ensure a smooth transition to long term acute care.

Is the CCH only for hospice or nursing home patients?

No. In fact the Baylor Scott & White Continuing Care Hospital does not admit nursing home patients. Nor is the CCH a palliative care or hospice facility. At the CCH the ultimate goal is always to discharge a patient home. However, a skilled nursing facility, nursing home, palliative or hospice care may be the best option post discharge from the CCH. What you can be certain of is that the CCH will aggressively treat your condition while simultaneously formulating a discharge plan to best meet your needs. For patients no longer needing acute care, we have a skilled nursing facility within our building for continued care needs.

Medical Services

The Baylor Scott & White Continuing Care Hospital – Temple is a long care acute care hospital and skilled nursing facility.

  • Long-Term Acute Care
  • Ombudsman Program

Long-Term Acute Care

Patients cared for are critically ill with complex conditions. Many of these patients depend on technology such as ventilators, special monitors or dialysis. The average length of stay is 25 days.

Baylor Scott & White Health's tradition of comprehensive, multispecialty care extends to the Baylor Scott & White Continuing Care Hospital. Our team, which includes physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, pharmacists and specialists in physical, occupational and speech therapy, utilizes its skills and experience to individualize care for our long-term patients.

We treat patients with conditions such as:

  • Ventilator weaning
  • Pulmonary disease
  • Cardiopulmonary disorders
  • Complex wound care
  • Neuromuscular diseases
  • Gastrointestinal diseases (difficulty eating/swallowing)
  • Post-operative complications (infection, stroke, bleeding)
  • Renal disease, including dialysis
  • Medically-complex patients
  • Post-trauma care

Ombudsman Program

A long-term care ombudsman helps residents of a nursing facility and residents of an assisted living facility resolve complaints. Help provided by an ombudsman is confidential and free of charge.

To speak with an ombudsman, a person may call the toll-free number 1.800.252.2412.

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