Our Facility and Services

PAM Specialty Hospital of New Braunfels is a Joint Commission Accredited, 40 bed, Long-Term Acute Care hospital.

joint.pngWe offer personalized clinical and medical services to those patients who require extended observation and monitoring for complex medical issues. PAM Specialty Hospital of New Braunfels is driven to obtain the best possible outcome for our patients. We use an individual care planning process with specific goals to meet the needs of our various patients.

Long-term acute care hospital (LTACH)

A long-term acute care hospital (LTACH) is recommended for those who require complex medical management, therapeutic care and rehabilitation services -- 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with daily assessment of the patient by a physician.

PAM Specialty Hospital has received the Gold Seal of Approval by the Joint Commission for Respiratory Failure. We are the first in the state of Texas and only the 3rd in the Nation.

Persons requiring long-term acute care are generally:

  • Admitted directly from the ICU
  • Medically and physically compromised with multi-system complications and/or failures that require hospitalization.
  • In need of extended acute care, but have the potential for recovery and may then transition home or to the next level of care.

Core Specialty Programs

  • Pulmonary - Ventilator Weaning/Trach Care
  • Advanced Wound Care Program
  • Advanced Respiratory Therapy Modalities
  • Early Mobility Program
  • Nutritional Program 

Specialty Services and Treatment

  • Hemodialysis/Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Renal Dialysis
  • Wound Vac
  • Telemetry Monitoring
  • Complex Wounds
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Multiple Intravenous Therapies
  • Post-Op Complications
  • TPN and other Nutritional Interventions
  • Catastrophic Injuries
  • Pain Management
  • On-Site Pharmacy
  • Bariatric
  • Joint Commission Certified in Respiratory Failure/A Ventilator Weaning and Pulmonary Management Program
  • Advanced Respiratory Therapy
  • Modalities Early Mobility Program
  • Nutritional program
  • Complex Wound Care with Advanced Wound Care Modalities  

Nursing Capabilities

  • High Observation Unit/2:1 Patient to Nurse Ratio
  • RN's and RT's Certified in ACLS (advanced cardiac life support) and BLS (basic life support)
  • IV Therapy including Vasoactive Drugs, Antiarrhythmic Drugs, Antibiotics, Heparin Drips, Insulin Drips, Blood Transfusions and blood products
  • Special Procedures (bronchoscopy, thoracentesis)
  • Central Line and PICC Line
  • Telemetry Monitoring
  • Advanced Practice Nurse dedicated to wound care
  • Advanced Practice Nurse to lead facility based "Healing Team"

Diagnostic Studies

  • Lab Services available 24 hours per day
  • Chemistry and Microbiological Screens
  • ABG Point of Care Testing
  • EKG / PFT's
  • Radiology
  • Doppler for CLC Placement In-House
  • MRI's, CT's and other Diagnostic Testing
  • Bronchoscopy

Interdisciplinary Team

  • Daily Physician Rounding
  • Physician Visits
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Registered Nurses and Licensed
  • Vocational Nurses
  • Certified Wound Care Nurses
  • Respiratory therapist 24 hours per day
  • Physical Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Speech Language Pathologist
  • Registered Dietitian Case Managers
  • Availability of Specialty Physicians