Specialty Hospital at Rittenhouse


1800 Lombard Street
Philadelphia, PA 19146

Phone: 215-893-6570

The Specialty Hospital at Rittenhouse is located at Penn Medicine Rittenhouse Campus

If your condition is medically complex, the Specialty Hospital at Rittenhouse can help. This unit is a long-term acute care hospital (LTACH). Patients on this unit are often too ill to be transferred to a skilled nursing facility, acute rehabilitation hospital or their home after a hospital stay.

Prior to admission, our physician-lead team will work with the medical professionals caring for you and your insurance provider to determine if your medical needs meet the criteria for long-term acute care hospital level of care. Our clinical liaison(s) and a hospital discharge planner will work with you to coordinate your transition.

Conditions Treated at a Long-Term Acute Care Hospital

  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular disease Infections
  • Head trauma or injury
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Pre and post-transplant surgery
  • Respiratory complications
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Stroke
  • Ventilator dependence/re
  • Wounds

Specialty Hospital Service Team

  • Case managers
  • Consulting physicians with a variety of specialties such as: pulmonologists, nephrologists, infectious diseases
  • Dietitians
  • Internal medicine physicians
  • Nurses
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Pharmacists
  • Physician assistants
  • Physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech pathologists
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Wound care nurse specialists

Long-Term Acute Care Services Provided

  • Bariatric care
  • Cardiac monitoring
  • Complex wound management
  • Hemodialysis
  • Infectious disease management
  • Long-term IV antibiotics
  • Nutritional support services

Request a Tour

For more information about our inpatient rehabilitation or long-term acute care programs, or to request a tour of our facilities, please call 215-893-6570 or fill out the form below. 

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