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  • November 19, 2020 - Please note a change in our visitation policy due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    Coronavirus (COVID-19) Visitation Policy

    Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we have enforced a NO VISITATION policy, effective until further notice.

    We appreciate your understanding in our commitment to keep our patients, hospital staff and community safe.

     


     

    Coronavirus (COVID-19) Política de visitación

    Debido al coronavirus (COVID-19), hemos aplicado una política de NO VISITACIÓN, efectiva hasta nuevo aviso.

    Agradecemos su comprensión en nuestro compromiso de mantener a nuestros pacientes, personal del hospital y la comunidad segura.

     


     

    June 08, 2020 - New COVID-19 pandemic visitor hours are now in effect

    New COVID-19 pandemic visitor hours are now in effect at SSH Erie. One visitor will be permitted per patient, per day from 2 pm - 6 pm. The safety and health of our patients, staff and the community remain our top priority. To that end, it is important to thoroughly review our updated visitation guidelines and screening process prior to arrival.

     


     

    Nuevas horas de visita debido a la pandémica COVID-19 están en effecto en SSH Erie. Se permitirá un visitante por paciente, por día de 2 pm - 6 pm. La seguridad y la salud de nuestros pacientes, personal y la comunidad siguen siendo nuestra máxima prioridad. Para ello, antes de la llegada es importante revisar a fondo nuestras pautas de visita actualizadas y el proceso de detección haciendo click aquí.

     


     

    March 17, 2020 - Please note a change in our visitation policy due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    Coronavirus (COVID-19) Visitation Policy

    Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we have enforced a NO VISITATION policy, effective until further notice.

    We appreciate your understanding in our commitment to keep our patients, hospital staff and community safe.

     


     

    Coronavirus (COVID-19) Política de visitación

    Debido al coronavirus (COVID-19), hemos aplicado una política de NO VISITACIÓN, efectiva hasta nuevo aviso.

    Agradecemos su comprensión en nuestro compromiso de mantener a nuestros pacientes, personal del hospital y la comunidad segura.

     


     

    April 26, 2017 - SSH – Erie Earns Pulmonary Center of Excellence Designation

    Select Specialty Hospital (SSH) – Erie recently received the Pulmonary Center of Excellence (PCOE) designation from their parent company, Select Medical. This award is exclusive to facilities in the Select Medical family of hospitals.

    “Here at Select, we feel a very real responsibility to provide the best possible care for our patients,” said Dr. Samuel Hammerman, MD, MMM, CPE, FCCP, Chief Medical Officer for Select Medical. “We already maintain very high standards for ourselves, often well above national benchmarks. However, this designation means a hospital has met even more rigorous protocols to take it to the next level of care.”

    The designation certifies that a hospital provides the absolute very latest protocols and best practices in the nation for mechanical ventilation and care. Beginning in 2015, many within Select Medical’s network of 112 specialty sites began the rigorous process of applying for this designation.

    “Our goal is simple – maximize a patient’s level of function while decreasing or eliminating the need for mechanical ventilation,” said Gloria Skinner, MSN, RN, Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer for Select Medical. “Our hospitals already do this well, but the new designation means a hospital has gone above and beyond to truly maximize the highest discharge-to-home rate possible. This should return even more patients to a high-quality, productive life.”

    Hospitals that demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of ventilator weaning and patient mobility, along with establish medication protocols and effective strategies for minimizing ventilator associated pneumonia receive the PCOE designation. SSH-Erie’s pulmonary team is comprised of pulmonologists, respiratory therapists, nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists, dieticians and other specialists, all trained in caring for the acute pulmonary patient.

     

     

    April 10, 2015 - SSH - Erie Wins Humanitarian Award
    Select Specialty Hospital – Erie was recently awarded the Select Medical Stu Dinney Humanitarian Award. Named after the late  Stu Dinney, a long time company executive, this award celebrates the best of human nature and illustrates the power of reaching out to those in need. SSH - Erie was recognized for consistently participating in numerous community fund raisers, with much of the proceeds going to support their local soup kitchen, food bank and mission.
    July 23, 2013 - SSH-Erie Named 2013 Quality Respiratory Care Institute
    The American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) has named Select Specialty Hospital Erie a 2013 Quality Respiratory Care Institute.  To earn this distinction, we had to demonstrate and ensure patient safety by adhering to strict set of criteria which governs respiratory care services. Only 700 of 5,000 hospitals in the US have received this distinction.  Select Specialty Hospital Erie provides a level of respiratory care consistent with national standards and is committed to quality patient care.