Patient Outcomes for the Good Shepherd Specialty Hospital
Good Shepherd offers long-term acute care services at the Good Shepherd Specialty Hospital  in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. At the Specialty Hospital, Good Shepherd provides extended medical and nursing care to individuals who are medically stable but are too ill to be discharged to a nursing facility, an inpatient rehabilitation hospital or their homes.
At Good Shepherd, we are committed to objectively measuring the functional improvement and satisfaction of our patients. Below is a glimpse at our most recent long-term acute care outcomes.
The following data was collected between January 1, 2011, and December 31, 2011. For more information on Good Shepherd's clinical outcomes, please contact Susan Lee, MS, Director of Organization Development and Performance, at 610-778-9266.
Specialty Hospital Mechanically-Ventilated Patients Are Safer
For individuals with Cardiopulmonary and other complex medical needs, the risk of ventilator- associated pneumonia (VAP) is a very real concern. Lung infections associated with mechanically ventilated patients are serious, and can be life-threatening.
Good Shepherd usesTruven Health Analytics to provide objective data on the development of ventilator-associated pneumonia at the Good Shepherd Specialty Hospital. Good Shepherd data is compared to 66 similar long-term acute care (LTAC) facilities nationally.
Patients in the Good Shepherd Specialty Hospital have not contracted a single ventilator-associated pneumonia from January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011. Eighty-nine cases of Infectious Disease confirmed ventilator-associated pneumonia were reported from the other health care organizations during the same reporting period.
Helping Patients Breathe Easier
Good Shepherd Specialty Hospital's Ventilator Weaning Program  is the premier program of its kind in the Lehigh Valley. More than 80 percent of patients, on average, are successfully liberated from mechanical ventilation at Good Shepherd Specialty Hospital.
Breathing Easier In Fewer Days
Good Shepherd Specialty Hospital's Ventilator Weaning Program  is the premier program of its kind in the Lehigh Valley. Patients are successfully weaned from mechanical ventilation in fewer days than at similar facilities nationally.
For more information on Good Shepherd programs and services, contact us  today or call 1-888-44-REHAB.