Commonwealth Regional Specialty Hospital

Commonwealth Regional Specialty Hospital is a Long-Term Acute Care Hospital (LTACH) serving the needs of patients with medically complex conditions, multiple conditions and complications, often needing extended recovery times. Commonwealth Regional Specialty Hospital patients are usually admitted after a short-term acute care stay in a traditional hospital.

We provide continuity of care for chronically and/or critically ill patients, regardless of the diagnosis. Unlike nursing homes or skilled nursing facilities, Commonwealth Regional Specialty Hospital is designed to address the unique physical, emotional, and spiritual nursing and rehabilitation needs of each patient while in an acute care setting.

Commonwealth Regional Specialty Hospital admits patients from:

  • Traditional hospitals
  • Home
  • Physician’s offices
  • Skilled nursing facilities, and
  • Acute rehab facilities on a case-by-case basis

Commonwealth Regional Specialty Hospital is reimbursed by multiple payors including:

  • Medicare
  • Kentucky Medicaid
  • Medicare Advantage Plans
  • Medicaid Managed Care Organizations (MCOs), and
  • Commercial Insurances

Once patients are ready to leave our facility, they are helped with discharge planning by a Licensed Social Worker who makes referrals to the next level of care whether an depending on each patient’s specific needs.

What is a hospital-within-a-hospital?

We provide a highly focused environment of care for the complex needs of patients. Located within The Medical Center at Bowling Green, Commonwealth Regional Specialty Hospital operates as a separate and distinct entity with its own board of directors, medical staff, and employees.

Recognized by the federal government as a special classification of hospital, we provide specialized services for patients who need extended intensive care, utilizing a multidisciplinary approach not always available in traditional hospitals. Our focus is on acutely ill patients with multiple conditions who require hospitalization beyond 25 days. 

Elderly patient in hospital bed attended by two doctors.