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Subacute — Complete Neurological Care

It is always our goal to maximize your quality of life by offering specialized treatment plans, with an ambiance that feels like home.


Complex Needs. Exceptional Care.

Quality of life matters, in any condition. Our home-like environment, excellent staff, and convenience to a variety of hospital services help our patients and their families be as comfortable and cared for as possible. We also offer social services to help you navigate as you get care for your loved one.

To learn more, call one of our two subacute units:

Or visit our Adult Subacute or Pediatric Subacute web pages:

When you have a loved one who has clinically complex neurological conditions—our subacute units are here to help. The specialized care we offer for neurological conditions includes:

  • 24/7 skilled nursing care
  • Pediatric care including premature birth
  • Post-surgical orthopedic care
  • Respiratory therapy 
  • Bipap/Cpap dependency
  • Ventilator dependency and weaning
  • Tracheostomy (assistance with breathing)
  • Short/Long term IV therapy
  • Nutrition support including G Tube (feeding tube) and Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN) therapy (intravenous nutrition)
  • IV therapy
  • Wound care and management

Whether the need for care is due to natural causes or a traumatic event, you can have peace of mind knowing that our skilled staff will help your loved one live their best personal health and quality of life.

*Patients must qualify for subacute care. For an assessment, call our Subacute Units.

As part of the rehabilitation program, our residents’ health care plan may include: 

  • Physical therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Life activities (activities of daily living)
  • Community and interpersonal socialization
  • Educational programming which can include school participation (pediatric patients only)
  • Other developmental activities 
  • Comfortable and convenient access to all other services offered at the hospital, including:
    • Registered nurses, licensed vocational nurses, and certified nursing assistants
    • Respiratory therapists and on-site care
    • Laboratory, radiology, and diagnostic services
    • Occupational, Physical, and Speech therapists
    • Total nutrition therapy
    • Wound care
    • And more
  • Family and resident council
  • On-site case managers
  • Social services to assist with appointments, scheduling, transportation, insurance, care coordination, and discharge planning
  • Spiritual care

At Community Hospital of San Bernardino, our teams of subacute specialty physicians, highly trained nurses, case managers and therapists offer excellent patient care and compassion. 

Patients who require dialysis treatments will now have on-site access to Community Hospital's new dialysis unit.

  • Critical illness
  • Heart conditions
  • Complex neurological disorders
  • Congenital birth defects
  • Genetic disorders
  • Neuromuscular disorders including muscular dystrophy
  • Premature birth complications including failure to thrive
  • Developmental delays that inhibit the ability to breath and/or eat on their own, including difficulty swallowing
  • Tracheostomy tube dependency
  • Brain damage and/or traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Spinal cord injury (SCI) including paraplegia and quadriplegia
  • Post motor vehicle accident (MVA) injury

*Patients who are admitted to the subacute unit will be evaluated by our staff to ensure our facility is the best fit for their care. For an assessment, call one of our subacute units at:

Acute care is the immediate, short-term intensive care given when a patient has a critical/debilitating injury or illness with the goal to return to their daily life after a short term stay. Subacute care is for patients who continue to need a high level of care that is still very specialized but less intensive than acute care. In acute and subacute care, our nursing staff are required to have special training and, in some instances, special licensing in order to meet the needs of the patients. 

While the goal is to help patients regain as much mobility and independence as possible, long-term care is a common need for subacute patients. Efforts to ensure comfort and quality of life are woven into the program. This includes social services support to help you navigate insurance and accommodations for visiting, where possible. At Community Hospital of San Bernardino, we care about you and your loved one’s comfort and wellbeing.

We offer two subacute units for those who have specialized care: One unit is for adults and the second is a pediatric unit for children under the age of 21 years. The proximity of our care units to the hospital provides convenience for our patients and their families when medical care outside of standard subacute care is needed.

Five-Star Quality Rating

Dignity Health-Community Hospital of San Bernardino's  Adult Neurological Care Center has received the 5-Star Quality Rating, the highest possible, for the quality of its care from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Only the top 10% neurological centers' nationwide received a 5-star rating.

Learn More

For more information about our subacute programs, call us at: