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When A Loved One Needs Specialty Care

When a loved one in your life who has a serious medical condition, choosing the appropriate level of care for them can seem overwhelming.  After they are discharged from intensive care units, what at the next steps? Many people have never heard of a long-term acute care hospital because the services are specially designed for […]

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Real Life New Year Resolutions

Let’s make some REAL New Year’s Resolutions As 2018 is coming to an end, you will hear more and more talk of New Year’s Resolutions and “New Year, New Me” ideas. There are some mixed reviews from people when it comes to resolutions. Many people dislike the concept of the New Year’s Resolution because they […]

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Meet an Acuity Team Member!

Judy K. Weaver, R.N., M.B.A., B.S.N. Vice President, Clinical Quality and Chief Clinical Officer Chief Executive Officer of Acuity Specialty Hospital of  Ohio Valley Judy is a compassionate and accomplished healthcare leader with over 38 years of experience in all facets of healthcare services, management, supervision, administrative duties, finances, direct patient care and public relations. She […]

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Letter by Tracey L. Cutri, Director of Case Management at Acuity Specialty Hospitals of Ohio Valley

I would like to respond to a recent article that criticized long-term acute care hospitals (LTACH). I am a registered nurse with a clinical background working in intensive care units (ICUs) and emergency rooms (ERs). Currently, I am the director of case management at Acuity Specialty Hospitals of the Ohio Valley, which operates three LTACHs […]

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Role of the Registered Dietitian in the LTAC

First of all you may be asking yourself “What exactly is a Registered Dietitian?” A registered dietitian (RD or RDN) is a food and nutrition expert who has met specific criteria to earn the RD or RDN credential.  Not to be confused with a nutritionist, a dietitian holds a degree in nutrition as well as […]

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