PAM Health Specialty Hospital of Wilkes Barre
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Long-Term Acute Care Hospital in Wilkes-Barre, PA

PAM Health Specialty Hospital of Wilkes-Barre is a 36-bed Long Term Care Hospital in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. We provide the best in class high acuity care for patients requiring longer-term intensive medical services. We focus on meeting the needs of all our patients and their families. PAM Health Specialty Hospital of Wilkes-Barre is conveniently located inside of the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital just minutes from Interstate 81 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike. We overlook the picturesque Susquehanna River and are framed by the Pocono Mountains to the east and the Endless Mountains to the west. 

Why Chose PAM Health? 

PAM Health is an experienced national provider offering Long-Term Acute Care at Specialty Hospitals across the United States. In Wilkes-Barre, we believe that providing early and aggressive intervention in a critical care setting is the best way to give our patients a strong chance at recovery from an acute illness or injury. We embrace each of our patients as individuals with personal histories and unique health situations, creating personalized treatment plans tailored to each individual's specific condition and needs. 

Compared to lower levels of care, PAM Health Specialty Hospital of Wilkes-Barre offers patients significantly greater clinical capabilities and thus faster recovery times, fewer hospital readmissions and better long-term health outcomes. 

Our Team of Medical Staff and Experts

At PAM Health Specialty Hospital of Wilkes-Barre, we have brought together a talented group of professionals to maximize our patient's physical and emotional needs. Our dynamic team of compassionate medical specialists is dedicated to helping patients achieve their highest possible functional status following a severe illness or injury. 

Hospitalist services are available in-house 24/7 in addition to Internal Medicine Attending Physicians. Specialized Services include Pulmonary, Nephrology, General, Vascular, and Plastic Surgery, Infectious Disease, Neurology, and Wound Care, as well as Respiratory Therapy, Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy, Dietary, Pharmacy, Telemetry, Hemodialysis, and Case Management services. 

Wound Care Healing Services

Our wound care team is passionate and dedicated to healing patient wounds. They are also an integral part of the overall team approach to preventing wounds and work closely with all departments starting from the day of admission. 

After arrival to our unit the wound care team assesses each patient and collaborates with the Interdisciplinary team including the patients' physician, nursing, dietary, therapy, respiratory therapy, and pharmacy. The team provides patient and family education throughout the stay to promote ongoing healing post-discharge. 

Types of wounds commonly treated:

  • Post-surgical wounds
  • Pressure ulcers, including deep tissue injury, arterial ulcers, and venous ulcers
  • Stable burn wounds
  • Compromised muscle grafts and flap closures
  • Complex wound closures
  • Post-radiation tissue injury
  • Stable necrotizing soft tissue infections
  • Stable gangrene
  • Complex ostomies
  • Complications associated with skin and bone infections

Treatment methods may involve topical and advanced wound care products, negative pressure, bedside debridement, compression therapy, ostomy care, and education, fistula management, post flap/reconstructive care, limb salvage, and surgical wound aftercare. 

Features of our program include:

  • Weekly assessment by certified Wound Care team
  • Weekly rounding by Wound Care Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner
  • Chronic wound management
  • Post-ostomy/urostomy care including complications
  • Wound vac capabilities including VERAFLO
  • Fistula management
  • Bedside debridement
  • Bedside skin graft placement
  • Management of lower extremity wounds in collaboration with the Podiatry team
  • Frequent communication with wound care team, patient’s family, and referring facilities
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation staff work on transfer skills, pressure management, 
  • equipment readjustment, appropriate techniques in ambulation, and activities of daily living (ADL) skills.
  • Case managers work closely with patients and family members to determine next steps to enable the continuation of recovery after leaving our care.

Our Admissions Process

Our clinical navigators are highly skilled respiratory therapists and nurses. They work closely with hospital physicians, case managers, patients, and families to coordinate a smooth transition to our unit. Our on-call admissions team is available 24/7 and can be reached at 570-208-3310. 

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Learn More about our Wilkes-Barre, PA Specialty Hospital

The button below displays our standard hospital pricing and the prices paid by many insurance companies.  It also allows you to comparison-shop among hospitals in this community for selected services.  These prices do not show what you may be expected to pay after insurance.  For further information regarding your insurance coverage, please contact our Admissions Department at 570-266-6490 or your employer’s Benefits Department.

Call Us

Main Phone: 570-208-3310
Main Fax: 570-208-2460
Referral Phone: 570-266-6490
Referral Fax: 570-880-7593

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Our Address:
575 North River Street
7th Floor
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18764

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