Mission: The mission of the heartland long term acute care hospital is to provide comprehensive, affordable care to patients in need of long term acute care services.
Programs: See schedule othe long term acute care hospital offers the community and service area of northwest missouri a new specialized level of inpatient care for the medically complex patient who requires extended hospitalization. The 41-bed hospital-within-a-hospital is co-located within mosaic life care st. Joseph medical center (heartland regional medical center (hrmc)) in st. Joseph, missouri. It provides care to the medically complex patient and also offers a close observation unit consisting of 8 beds for patients who require increased nursing-to-patient ratios and technical support for more critical care needs such as ventilator weaning and telemetric monitoring. Patients have an average length of stay of longer than 25 days. Patients require daily physician visits, round-the-clock nursing care as well as such multidisciplinary services as respiratory therapists, dietitians, dialysis technicians and physical, occupational, and speech pathologists due to their medical complications and needs. Care for patients is provided in a small, personalized environment that offers a large array of resources, private rooms and amenities for patient's families. Patients are typically referred to heartland long term acute care hospital after receiving care in a hospital-based intensive care unit or medical-surgical unit. Care was provided to 242 patients who generated 8,212 patient days. Medicare and medicaid patients generated 88. 8% of the revenue. Commercial and self-pay generated 9% and 2. 2%, respectively. A total of $1,072,589 was deemed uncollectible and financial assistance was provided in the amount of $678,216.