Our commitment to providing the most advanced care never ends.
And that’s only the beginning.
At Noland specialty hospitals, we deliver a higher standard of care for those with complex medical needs. We are driven by the guiding principle of caring for everyone with the most innovative technologies in the most effective, compassionate way possible. In a more intimate, personalized setting, a dedicated care team focuses on open communication and constant interaction with the patient and family to determine the right treatment for the best possible outcome.
At Noland, we are here for you every step of the way.
We are Medicare certified and internationally accredited by The Joint Commission.
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Conditions We Treat
- Pulmonary Disease
- Infectious Disease
- Congestive Heart Failure
- Uncontrolled Diabetes
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Renal Failure
- Multi-System Organ Failure
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Head Injury
- Neurological Conditions
- Ventilator Management/Weaning
- 24/7 Respiratory Therapy
- Daily Physician Visits
- ACLS RN Certified Nursing Staff
- Cardiac Monitoring
- Extensive Wound Management
- In-House Dialysis
- Long-Term IV Antibiotics
- Radiology/Laboratory Services
- TPN/Nutritional Support Services
- Prolonged Surgical Recovery
- Patient and Family Education
- Supplemental Rehabilitation Services (PT, OT, ST)
- Case Management/Individualized Care Plans
- Discharge Planning
Each Patient’s Team
- Primary and Specialty Physicians
- Case Manager
- Registered Dietitian
- Rehab Services (Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy)
- Respiratory Therapist
- Wound Care Specialists
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Noland specialty Hospitals
For patients who require extended clinical care after a short-term ICU stay, Noland is the largest system of specialty hospitals in Alabama, and the sole provider of these services in many regions. The average length of stay is 25 days.
Signature Pulmonary Program
Noland specialty hospitals boost recovery and optimize quality of life for patients who require ventilator weaning and care of other pulmonary illnesses. Uniquely trained respiratory therapists, nurses and other clinicians provide a goal-oriented, outcome-based, interdisciplinary approach to care.
- Respiratory failure
- Pleural Effusions
- Treatment of acute and worsening chronic pulmonary diseases
- Evidence-based individualized ventilator weaning protocols
- Daily rounds by an interdisciplinary team for ventilator patients
- ACLS certified and critical care-trained nurses
- ACLS certified respiratory therapists
- Respiratory therapy coverage 24 hours a day
- Physical and occupational therapy to maintain functional mobility
- Speech therapy to enhance swallowing, speech and communication during weaning
- Including patients and families in ventilator management and daily plan of care
- Home ventilator education
- Discharge follow-up with patient and family
Signature Infectious Disease Program
Each Noland specialty hospital provides expert care based on the needs of the community it serves. Our Signature Infectious Disease Program provides patients with advanced medical treatment to help manage their condition and enhance their quality of life.
- Acute and worsening chronic respiratory infections
- Acute and chronic osteomyelitis
- Fevers and recurrent infections
- Infected wounds
- Infected intravascular devices
- Infected orthopedic devices
- Diabetic foot infections and ulcers
- Resistant microorganisms
- Postoperative infections
- Hepatitis B and C
- Stool transplants for severe recurrent Clostridium difficile (diff)
- Leadership by a specially trained and board-certified physician
- Treatment of patients with acute and chronic infections requiring short- or long-term IV antimicrobials and other treatments
- Treatment of infections caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi and other organisms, such as postoperative infections, complicated wounds, pneumonia, gastrointestinal and urinary infections, and multiple-antibiotic resistant diseases
- Prevention of infectious disease transmission to patients, healthcare workers and visitors
Signature Wound Care Program
Noland specialty hospitals provide advanced medical treatment for multiple wound types, enhancing healing and optimizing quality of life. A dedicated interdisciplinary team provides an outcome-based approach to care.
- Pressure ulcers
- Ischemic ulcers
- Postsurgical or posttrauma
- Venous stasis ulcers
- Peripheral vascular disease
- Arterial wounds
- Daily physician visits
- Focused medical attention in a smaller, more intimate environment
- Successful wound care protocols
- Treatment by a specially trained wound care nurse and trained RN staff
- Interdisciplinary approach to the care plan that includes dietitian, pharmacist, nursing staff, physical and occupational therapists, respiratory therapists and speech pathologists
You can trust Noland with the same faith your patients have in you.
Innovative, Compassionate Care When You Need It Most
At Noland specialty hospitals, we combine innovative technologies with relationship-centered care to meet the unique needs of patients, as well as for those who love them.
What separates Noland from most larger hospitals is our smaller, more intimate setting. It allows administrators and mission-driven physicians, nurses and therapists in an interdisciplinary care team to be highly involved in patient care with more personal interaction with families.
Putting Families First
It is more than a philosophy. It is a commitment to open communication and family involvement, which is key to restoring health and bringing peace of mind.
Physicians visit daily, which furthers education and collaboration. To ensure continuity of care, your loved one will have the same case manager throughout his or her stay, who often serves as the point of contact after he or she leaves the hospital.
It’s all part of our dedication to treating everyone with the compassion, advanced care and dignity they deserve.
See why 99% of patients would recommend Noland.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a specialty hospital?
A specialty hospital—sometimes referred to as a “long-term acute care hospital (LTACH)”—is designed to meet the complex clinical needs of patients who require extended hospital stays, often after a short-term ICU stay. The advanced care these hospitals provide helps people improve and decreases their clinical care needs.
Noland specialty hospitals are located inside premier general acute care hospitals and provide a full array of clinical services, including daily physician care. The smaller setting enables Noland hospital administrators, physicians and staff to be highly involved in patient care and family communication.
What is the average length of stay at Noland?
The clinical complexities of our patients result in a typical length of stay averaging 25 days. Weekly team meetings with each patient’s treatment team help guide patients and families through their stay and anticipate individual discharge needs.
Where do patients go after discharge from a Noland specialty hospital?
Patients generally progress to their own home or a less acute level of care.
What is different about Noland’s care teams?
In each Noland specialty hospital, patients have an experienced specialty team dedicated solely to improving outcomes for those requiring complex clinical care after a prior acute care hospital stay. Physicians and clinical staff who practice in the specialty hospital are credentialed by Noland to maintain high clinical standards.
What insurance does Noland accept?
Noland specialty hospitals are covered by Medicare, workers’ comp, Blue Cross, United Healthcare, Cigna and most other commercial providers.
How often do the physicians see patients?
Our physicians make daily visits to all of our patients.
Can a patient’s personal physician see him or her while at Noland?
Yes. If a patient’s physician does not already come to Noland, we can get that physician privileges that will allow him or her to be the patient’s primary care physician while in our hospital.
What types of physicians treat patients at Noland specialty hospitals?
We have internal medicine physicians as well as many subspecialists. These include but are not limited to pulmonologists, cardiologists, nephrologists, gastroenterologists, neurologists, vascular surgeons and infectious disease specialists.
How are Noland specialty hospitals licensed?
All Noland specialty hospitals are licensed by the state of Alabama as acute care hospitals, are certified as Medicare providers by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and are internationally accredited by The Joint Commission.
Noland is the premier postacute healthcare provider in Alabama.
How is a referral made?
Referral for admission is made by a physician, discharge planner, case manager or even a family member.
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Is someone available to talk with me prior to admission?
Yes. We encourage you to take a tour of our hospital prior to admission if possible. Every Noland specialty hospital has an onsite clinical liaison who is available to answer any questions you might have regarding hospitalization.
How is discharge planning handled?
At Noland, we have a comprehensive interdisciplinary team that will assist with all discharge planning needs to ensure a smooth discharge and transfer to home or other level of care.
Do Noland specialty hospitals have private rooms?
Yes, all of our specialty hospitals have private rooms.