Transitional care

Transitional care is available at GRHS

Transitional care offers a step between acute care and home for patients recovering from illness, injury or surgery.

Admissions phone: 320-864-7719
Admissions fax: 320-864-7898

Expert care for complex conditions
Patients in transitional care at Glencoe Regional Health Services (GRHS) could be recovering from surgery, stroke, a severe infection, joint replacement or multiple fractures from trauma. Or they may need tube feeding for nutrition, IV antibiotics or complex wound care, or have a tracheostomy or respiratory-assist device.

Dual settings, singular focus
GRHS is an integrated health care system. We operate a Medicare-certified 25-bed critical access hospital (CAH) and a licensed skilled nursing facility (SNF) on our main medical campus in Glencoe, Minnesota, an hour west of the Twin Cities metro area.

This means we can provide the optimal environment, length of stay, level of nursing care and array of supportive services to patients who need a bridge between an acute care hospital and home.

Before admission, we identify the most appropriate setting to optimize the patient’s recovery and make the most of his or her insurance coverage. Patients may stay in our hospital transitional care unit (TCU) for up to 100 days, and even longer in our skilled nursing facility if necessary.

We’re proud of our success. From January through December 2016, 65 percent of our hospital TCU patients returned to independent living after discharge. Only 9 percent were readmitted to a hospital within 30 days of being admitted to our program. When surveyed, these patients gave us an average score of 4.78 out of 5 for providing excellent care..

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Features of our hospital transitional care unit (TCU)

Features of transitional care in our skilled nursing facility (SNF)
Ventilator care and liberation
Rehabilitation services
Advanced wound care services
Meet our transitional care team
Meet our hospitalist physicians
View our quality scores
What our transitional care patients say
Information for transitional care patients and families
January 2016: GRHS opens new lounge for TCU patients and families

Transitional Care and Ventilator Care – A Patient’s Story

Not long after his January 2015 diagnosis with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), retired dairy farmer Robert Dobratz lost his ability to breathe independently. As he describes his transitional care stay at Glencoe Regional Health Services in this video, Robert’s joyful spirit can be heard above the rhythmic whoosh of his ventilator.


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