BayCare Alliant Hospital
Why Choose UsPatients and families may feel confused, uncertain and anxious when clinical staff at a hospital talk about discharge to another hospital. When patients have complex medical or respiratory conditions that require an extended hospital stay and they’re not medically ready to go to a lower level of care such as a rehabilitation or skilled nursing facility, they may need services provided by a Specialty Acute Care Hospital.
At BayCare Alliant Hospital, we understand the challenges you face in selecting the right specialty hospital for yourself and your loved one. BayCare Alliant provides an interdisciplinary, family-centered approach of focused critical care and comprehensive rehabilitation therapies to support patients in achieving their recovery goals at their own pace and helping them return to their highest level of function.
Our specialized acute medical care includes:
- Ventilator Weaning
- Complex Respiratory Conditions
- Medically Complex Conditions
- Specialized Cardiac Care
- Complex Wound Care
- Neurological Recovery and Stroke Care
- Post-Surgical Care
- Trauma Recovery
- Pain Management
Our comprehensive team includes 24-hour respiratory services, critical care trained nurses, rehabilitation, nutrition, case management and pharmacy. BayCare Alliant’s state-of-the-art Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is equipped with eCare, allowing doctors to monitor patients around-the-clock. Physicians round daily and participate in interdisciplinary team rounds.
The team at BayCare Alliant understands the stress an extended medical stay can place on the patient and family. You will meet with a team member within 24 hours of admission to establish an individualized plan of care and address expectations. In addition, BayCare Alliant offers holistic therapies to help heal the patient’s entire mind, body and spirit.
Just steps away from beautiful downtown Dunedin, BayCare Alliant’s location offers a safe, picturesque respite for family members and visitors. Physically located within Mease Dunedin Hospital but with a separate entrance on Main Street, BayCare Alliant is a hospital-within-a-hospital (HIH). As an HIH, BayCare Alliant has 24-hour access to emergency room physicians, diagnostic testing, radiology, laboratory and surgical services.
When BayCare Health System identified a need in our community for patients requiring hospital-level care for an extended period, it began forming a plan to build a specialty acute care hospital in north Pinellas County.
BayCare Alliant FAQs
What is a specialty acute care hospital?A specialty acute care hospital (sometimes called long-term acute care, or LTACH) treats adult patients (ages 18 years and older) with complex medical or respiratory illnesses who require intensive, around-the-clock care for an extended period.
Where is BayCare Alliant Hospital located?Physically located within Mease Dunedin Hospital, with a separate entrance on Main Street, BayCare Alliant is a hospital-within-a-hospital (HIH). As an HIH, BayCare Alliant has 24-hour access to emergency room doctors, diagnostic testing, radiology, laboratory, and surgical services.
BayCare Alliant Hospital serves central and north Pinellas County, southern Pasco County, and eastern Hillsborough County communities and is the only HIH specialty hospital within a three-county area. Just steps away from beautiful downtown Dunedin, BayCare Alliant’s location offers a safe, picturesque respite for family members and visitors.
When did BayCare Alliant Hospital start treating patients?BayCare Alliant Hospital was created after BayCare identified a need in the community for patients requiring hospital-level care for an extended period. BayCare Alliant opened its doors on March 8, 2008.
Is specialty acute the correct level of care?
Answering "yes" to one or more of these questions may qualify a patient for admission:
- Is the patient in the intensive care unit?
- Is the patient dependent on a ventilator?
- Does the patient have multiple system failure?
- Is the patient in need of intensive wound care?
- Is the patient medically unstable for transfer to lower level of care, such as a nursing home or rehabilitation hospital?
- Is the patient's rehabilitation compromised by an acute medical issue?
How long should I expect to be a patient?The average length of stay is expected to be at least 25 days, but everyone has unique needs. Your length of stay will be discussed with you and your loved ones.
What is the difference between BayCare Alliant and other specialty hospitals in our area?One of the many benefits of BayCare Alliant is that patients can receive immediate, acute care intervention at Mease Dunedin Hospital without ever leaving the building. After a diagnostic test, surgery, or treatment, the patient returns to their familiar room at BayCare Alliant. Unlike freestanding specialty hospitals, BayCare Alliant also has onsite doctor availability 24/7 through Mease Dunedin Hospital's emergency department.
Is BayCare Alliant accredited?Yes! BayCare Alliant Hospital is fully accredited by The Joint Commission and is Medicare-certified.
Can I get all my records from the medical records department?
Is there a charge for copying my medical records?There is a small fee per page that varies depending upon the request.