Select Specialty Hospital – Wilmington, a critical illness recovery hospital (CIRH), is relocating to the ninth floor of ChristianaCare’s Wilmington Hospital.

Part of Select Medical’s nationwide network of more than 100 specialty hospitals, the 33-bed, all-private-room hospital accepts referrals from short-term acute care hospitals with critically ill patients who require more healing and recovery time.

“We are excited to join ChristianaCare’s Wilmington campus, where we will continue to provide high-quality critical illness recovery care in this convenient location in the heart of Wilmington,” said Jordan McClure, CEO of Select Specialty Hospital – Wilmington.

This “hospital within a hospital” offers physician-led acute care interdisciplinary teams that include nursing and intensive respiratory services such as ventilator liberation and rehabilitation therapies. Specialty Hospital – Wilmington will lease the space from ChristianaCare and will be staffed by Select employees, while also contracting for some services to be provided by ChristianaCare.

“We are pleased to welcome Select Specialty Hospital to our Wilmington Campus, where this new critical illness recovery hospital will provide valued care for patients recovering from catastrophic illness,” said Sharon Kurfuerst, Ed.D., OTR/L, FACHE, system chief operating officer of ChristianaCare.”

Select Specialty Hospital accepts patients as early as three days post-intensive care and specializes in comprehensive, individualized treatment for a variety of medically complex conditions such as:

  • Respiratory and heart failure, including mechanical ventilation, endotracheal tubes and tracheostomies.
  • Severe infections such as sepsis or infectious diseases, including patients recovering from COVID-19.
  • Neurological or post-traumatic conditions.
  • Complex wounds, burns or pressure ulcers, including those requiring negative pressure wound therapy.

Select Medical is one of the nation’s largest providers of post-acute care, which operates more than 100 critical illness recovery hospitals in 28 states, 30 rehabilitation hospitals in 12 states and 1,800 outpatient physical therapy rehabilitation centers in 37 states and the District of Columbia.