Long-Term Care Facility Finalist: Baptist Health Extended Care Hospital

Long-Term Care Facility Finalist: Baptist Health Extended Care Hospital
Baptist Health Extended Care Hospital in Little Rock

Baptist Health Extended Care Hospital (BHECH) is a state-of-the-art facility located on the campus of Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock, providing long-term acute care to patients with complex medical conditions.

BHECH offers a caring atmosphere where family involvement is supported and visitation is encouraged. With a dedicated staff of professionals, the hospital provides interdisciplinary care for unique needs.

The interdisciplinary team works with the patient, their family and community providers to develop a discharge plan that enables each patient’s return to daily living at the highest possible capacity.

BHECH has a high observation unit equipped to handle emergency situations and safety cameras in all patient rooms that will alarm at the nurse station if a patient at a greater risk of falling attempts to get out of bed.

The hospital offers access to physical, occupational and speech therapists, has a dedicated therapy gym for extended care patients, a dedicated pharmacy department to provide prescription management and monitoring and a dedicated respiratory department.

BHECH is long-term, acute care hospital (LTACH) that takes some of the sickest patients who cannot wean from the ventilator in intensive care units. BHECH provides the patients respiratory and physical therapy to get them off ventilators and improve their strength so they can either go on to more intense rehabilitation or go home.

BHECH also handles complex wounds with its accomplished and professional wound care team.

BHECH has reduced the rates for Catheter-associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI) and Central Line-associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSI). The hospital is more aggressive at removing the Foley catheters and Central Lines to prevent infections and expects to see a continued infection decrease in the future.

The BHECH staff is a tight-knit family willing to go above and beyond the call of duty for families and patients. The hospital includes the families in the care of their loved ones and the family members know they are being heard.

Frequently, patients who have either gone to acute rehab or been discharged will walk back into BHECH and thank the staff for saving their life.

Specialties practiced by physicians in the BHECH network


Physicians to which BHECH offers access

Baptist Health Extended Care Hospital is No. 10 in patient acuity, according to Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MedPAR) data.