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Long Term Acute Care

Prisma Health North Greenville Hospital

Prisma Health North Greenville Hospital is a 45-bed facility accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

We accept patients age 17 and over coming from short-term acute care hospitals (and, on occasion, home health and physician offices) throughout the Southeast and beyond.

What is long-term acute care (LTAC)?

LTAC provides comparable services for patients who need longer hospitalization because of chronic or complex conditions than is typical for short-term acute care. Average length of stay is 18–35 days. Upon discharge, patients ideally return home or to their living arrangements before hospitalization.

Please note that long-term acute care is not the same as sub-acute or nursing home care:

  • Acute care: Care that a "regular" hospital provides, usually short-term, for patients with acute illness or trauma.
  • Long-term acute care: Care that a special facility provides when a patient needs a longer stay (usually 18–35 days) because of chronic or complex conditions. North Greenville Hospital-Long Term Acute Care is the first of its kind in Greenville County.
  • Nursing home care: A residence that provides rooms, meals, daily living assistance and nursing care.

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