Montefiore Nyack Hospital Opens Transitional Care Unit


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Montefiore Nyack Hospital’s Transitional Care Unit (TCU) will be accepting patients at the end of April. The Transitional Care Unit provides care to patients who are transitioning from an acute hospital stay to a safe return home or to a skilled nursing facility.

The Transitional Care Unit has 16 private rooms, each with a private bathroom, in a comfortable setting that offers amenities such as a grooming salon, country dining room, recreation room and state-of-the-art medical equipment and therapy gym.  Patients do not need to leave the hospital to receive comprehensive rehabilitation treatment and the unit is monitored with 24-hour nursing coverage and on-site physicians.

“The TCU gives patients a choice on how and where to receive extra care that will ready them to go home safely,” said Montefiore Nyack Hospital President & CEO, Mark Geller, M.D. “Our multi-disciplinary team of rehabilitation professionals create a treatment plan to restore maximum functioning in the shortest period of time. With almost three hours of physical therapy a day, patients at the TCU receive more rehabilitation than outpatient therapy can provide, expediting their recovery and return home. We also provide comprehensive patient and family education all of which is designed to promote wellness and eliminate an unnecessary need for emergent care.”

TCU will accept patients recovering from hip or knee replacement surgery, fractures, other orthopedic conditions, flare-up of chronic illness or those who are medically de-conditioned due to surgery, injury or other complications.  Services are provided by a multidisciplinary team of rehabilitation specialists including orthopedic and rehabilitation physicians, rehabilitation nurses, physical, occupational, speech and respiratory therapists, registered dieticians and social workers.

For more information, call 845-348-7310 or visit