Bridgemoor Transitional Care adds new pulmonary program in Webster
AUSTIN, Texas – Bridgemoor Transitional Care in Webster recently added an advanced care pulmonary program to its list of patient services. In partnership with Respiratory Health Services, Bridgemoor is now able to provide around-the-clock, therapeutic treatment for non-COVID-19 patients with complex respiratory problems.
“We started planning our advanced pulmonary program more than a year ago, and we’re proud to include it in our list of patient care services at our Webster facility,” Mark Fritz, president of Bridgemoor Transitional Care, said. “None of us could have anticipated the global pandemic and while we are not treating COVID-19 patients, we are able to assist our hospital partners by accepting patients with other complex respiratory problems, freeing up ventilators and hospital beds.”
The advanced care unit offers a variety of services for numerous diagnoses including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pulmonary hypertension, bronchiectasis, and congestive heart failure. Patients who are recovering from heart surgery, such as coronary artery bypass and mitral valve annuloplasty are also accepted.
Through the advanced care pulmonary program, patients have access to ventilator weaning, 24/7 registered nursing and respiratory therapy, an on-site nurse practitioner, high-flow oxygen, as well as an on-site lab and pharmacy dispensing system.
Bridgemoor’s innovative model of care serves as a bridge between the hospital and home, helping to reduce the likelihood of a patient returning to the hospital. This practice can reduce total care costs as the patient recovers under the care of a physician-led team.
Respiratory Health Services co-created the original model of respiratory care for the post-acute industry in 1991. The company is recognized as superior in the industry, based on its vast experience in respiratory care, management expertise, credentials and dedication to excellent patient care.
Bridgemoor, the first skilled nursing transitional care facility in Webster accredited by The Joint Commission, is a 70-bed facility located at 16130 Galveston Road.