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  • Sub-Acute Care

Sub-Acute Care

Our 72-bed Sub-Acute Unit is conveniently located on the same campus as St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital’s acute care hospital and emergency services.

About St. John’s Sub-Acute Unit

We are an adult program (18 years and older) specializing in the care of ventilator and tracheostomy dependent patients. Professionally staffed around the clock, our experienced clinical team members deliver specialized care in order to provide our patients their best possible outcome.

We realize that selecting a Sub-Acute Unit for your loved one may be one of the most difficult decisions you will ever have to make, but our team is here to provide care for your loved one and to provide support for you. We recognize that family members are an integral part of the health care team and can make a positive impact on patient care.

Our Services

Our comprehensive care plans include a full-range of services for both our short-term and long-term patients, including but not limited to:

  • Advanced IV Therapy
  • Blood Transfusions
  • Medication Management
  • Nutritional Management
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Oxygen
  • Pain Management
  • Palliative Care
  • Patient & Family Education
  • Pharmacy Services
  • Physical Therapy
  • Radiology and Laboratory Testing
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Specialized Wound Care
  • Speech Therapy
  • Spiritual Support and Worship Activities
  • Tracheostomy Care
  • Tube Feedings
  • Ventilator Management / Weaning
Additional contracted services include Podiatry, Dental, and Cosmetology

Our Team

The Sub-Acute team is dedicated to our residents’ physical and psychosocial needs. Under the direction of our Sub-Acute Unit medical director, our team includes: Physicians/Pulmonary Specialists, Nurses (RNs and LVNs) and CNAs, Respiratory Therapists, Pharmacists, Dieticians, Rehabilitation Therapists (Physical, Occupational, and Speech), Restorative Nursing Assistants, Activity Coordinators, Social Worker, and Case Manager.


Our patients benefit from the extra touches our facility provides. Some of our amenities include:

  • Individualized activities
  • Televisions with cable channels
  • Wireless Internet
  • Telephones for local calls
  • Whirlpool tubs for bathing
  • Adaptive call light equipment (for those unable to utilize their upper extremities)
  • The Healing Garden
  • Pet therapy
  • Gift shop in the hospital lobby
  • 26 private rooms

For information regarding our Sub-Acute Unit, please contact our clinical liaison at 888.424.9546. Please fax referrals to 805.389.5951.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Funding Sources

Our 72-bed Sub-Acute Unit is conveniently located on the same campus as St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital’s acute care hospital and emergency services.

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