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  • April 20, 2016 - SSH - Pensacola Receives Hospital of Excellence Award
    During the 18th Annual CEO and Medical Director Conference for the long-term-acute care hospital (LTACH) division of Select Medical, Select Specialty Hospital - Pensacola was awarded the Chairman’s Hospital of Excellence Award. This award is given to the hospital showing excellence in clinical competence and outcomes, demonstrating the Select Medical core values, providing exceptional patient care, maintaining superior quality metrics and achieving all business objectives and benchmarks.
    September 03, 2015 - Pensacola First to Earn Pulmonary Center of Excellence Designation from Parent Company

    Select Specialty Hospital – Pensacola, a long-term acute care (LTAC) hospital, recently received the Pulmonary Center of Excellence (PCOE) designation from the parent company, Select Medical. This award is exclusive to facilities in the Select Medical family of hospitals.

    “Here at Select, we feel a very real responsibility to provide the best possible care for our patients,” said Dr. Samuel Hammerman, MD, MMM, CPE, FCCP, Chief Medical Officer for Select Medical. “We already maintain very high standards for ourselves, often well above national benchmarks. However, this designation means a hospital has met even more rigorous protocols to take it to the next level of care.”

    The designation certifies that a hospital provides the absolute very latest protocols and best practices in the nation for mechanical ventilation and care. Beginning in 2015, many within Select Medical’s network of 112 specialty sites began the rigorous process of applying for this designation.

    “Our goal is simple – maximize a patient’s level of function while decreasing or eliminating the need for mechanical ventilation,” said Gloria Skinner, MSN, RN, Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer for Select Medical. “Our hospitals already do this well, but the new designation means a hospital has gone above and beyond to truly maximize the highest discharge-to-home rate possible. This should return even more patients to a high-quality, productive life.”

    Hospitals that demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of ventilator weaning, patient mobility, establish protocols for bronchodilators and develop effective strategies for addressing ventilator associated pneumonia receive the PCOE designation. SSH-Pensacola’s pulmonary team is comprised of pulmonologists, respiratory therapists, nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists, dieticians and other specialists, all trained in caring for the acute pulmonary patient.

    Established in February 2008, SSH - Pensacola is a 75-bed hospital serving the northwest Florida panhandle and Southeastern Alabama. There are 18 beds in its Specialized Ventilator Unit, a 12-bed high-observation unit.

     

    April 10, 2015 - SSH - Pensacola Wins Humanitarian Award
    Select Specialty Hospital – Pensacola was recently awarded the Select Medical Stu Dinney Humanitarian Award. Named after the late  Stu Dinney, a long time company executive, this award celebrates the best of human nature and illustrates the power of reaching out to those in need. SSH - Pensacola was recognized for raising funds to help battle breast cancer and for hosting a Nurse-of-the-Year event, highlighting Select as a place that cares for and values nurses.
    July 23, 2013 - SSH - Pensacola Expansion to Add Beds and Jobs
    Select Specialty Hospital - Pensacola began construction in June to add 21 additional beds to its 54 bed hospital. Since its opening in February 2008, the long term acute care (LTAC) hospital has seen an increasing number of referrals from physicians throughout the northwest Florida panhandle and Southeastern Alabama. “We have seen a 98 percent capacity rate or greater for the last two years,” stated David Goodson, CEO of Select Specialty Hospital. “This expansion will allow us to continue to offer this specialized treatment yet maintain our personalized attention in a smaller hospital setting.” The 9,800-square foot expansion project will add six additional patient rooms to the west wing and a new wing will be built on the east side of the hospital. The hospital will remain fully operational during the expansion. Once completed, the hospital will add 75 new staff members to its current complement of 240.