Select Specialty Hospital - Pensacola combines the specialized expertise of a large hospital with the personalized attention of a smaller setting.
Occasionally, patients in the hospital have a need for a longer acute care stay due to their illness, multiple injuries, trauma, or medical complications. The unique medical needs of these types of patients require more intensive, focused hospital care for optimal recovery. Select Specialty Hospitals are designed specifically to meet the needs of these types of extended acute care patients.
Select Specialty Hospital - Pensacola opened in February 2008. Our 54-bed facility bridges the gap between a short term acute care hospital and a rehab hospital or nursing home.
The staff at Select Specialty Hospital - Pensacola are comprised of highly respected physicians and specially trained teams to provide the most optimal care to our patients. Our team includes over 100 of the best physicians from local medical centers, as well as a experienced nurses, pharmacists, physical, occupational and speech therapists, respiratory therapists and registered dieticians. The team is dedicated to providing the best care to the medically complex patient who needs a hospital level of care for an extended period.
Each patient is also assigned a case manager who will guide their case from admission through discharge. The case manager is available to answer questions, assist with insurance and to plan a safe, timely and appropriate discharge. Select Specialty Hospitals are Medicare certified and accredited by the Joint Commission. We participate with most major health insurers.
To make a referral, please call 850-473-4900.
Our Admissions Coordinator will process your referrals to Select Specialty Hospital - Pensacola quickly and efficiently. An on-site evaluation of the patient will be completed by a Clinical Liaison within hours of the referral. The Clinical Liaison is your personal contact to Select Specialty Hospital. They will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the services we provide. Once an admission decision has been determined, the patient can often transfer the same day.
At Select Specialty Hospital - Pensacola, we are devoted to providing highly specialized and individualized care to all patients. We treat the whole patient - physically, emotionally, and socially. We recognize that having our patients and their families entrust us with their care is a privilege and an opportunity to make a difference in their lives. We are committed to high quality care, mutual respect, accountability, teamwork, and resourcefulness to help us achieve optimal outcomes for our patients.
I had been in a motorcycle accident and suffered a head injury and punctured lung just two months after high school graduation. I was admitted to Select Specialty Hospital a few weeks later. I had been in a regular hospital for weeks but I couldn't sit or stand, could barely talk, and needed feedings through my nose and was on oxygen.
I was so thankful to be here because the visiting hours allowed my parents to be with me during the day and I could have a window. I literally hadn't seen the light of day since the accident. The therapists and nurses were able to spend lots more time working with me. They encouraged me when I was down, calmed me when I was afraid, and helped me understand what was going on and what to expect. It was tough, but I am proud of where I am now and know I couldn't have made it this far without Select.
I am now home with my Dad and have relearned to drive. I plan to start college in the fall. I want to be a therapist or therapy assistant and help other young people with injuries like mine.
Our medical staff is comprised of local physicians and encompasses most specialties. Our medical leadership consists of three pulmonologists and one pathologist, all from the three local regional medical centers.
Dr. John M. Bray serves as Medical Director, and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Disease and is a Diplomate for Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Bray is in private practice with the Pensacola Lung Group and is a staff physician at Sacred Heart Hospital.
Dr. John Fletcher Wade, III serves as the Director of the Pulmonary program. He is Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners, Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine and American Board of Sleep Medicine. He practices at the office of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Disorders Medicine, P.A. and is on staff at Baptist Hospital in Pensacola.
Dr. Mark Peter Scott serves as the Director of Quality and Utilization Review. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Scott practices at the Medical Center Clinic, P.A. and is on staff at West Florida Hospital.
Dr. Jay R. Erickson serves as the Infectious Disease Director and is a Diplomate for the American Board of Internal Medicine and a Diplomate, A.B.I.M., Infectious Disease. Dr. Erickson practices at The Infectious Disease Group, P.A. and is on staff at Sacred Heart Hospital, Baptist Hospital and Santa Rosa Medical Center.
At Select Specialty Hospital - Pensacola we have special visiting hours for our Intensive Care Unit. They are:
9 am - 10 am
1 pm - 2 pm
5 pm - 6 pm
9 pm - 10 pm
Hilton Garden Inn
1144 Airport Boulevard
Pensacola, FL 32504
Just in front of Select Specialty Hospital, about 200 feet away