Devoted to Healing from the Beginning
To provide quality, compassionate care to patients from our referring community who suffer from prolonged, severe illness.
To be a national center of excellence for long term acute care, recognized for superior clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction, and for valued contributions to the advancement of medical care.
Integrity We are ethical, fair, and honest in all our actions.
Service We are committed to achieving service excellence in all that we do.
Respect We respect the individual rights, dignity, and confidentiality of others.
Stewardship We strive at all times to be good financial stewards of the resources entrusted to us.
Teamwork We value each staff member's contributions to our Mission and believe that collaborative effort is essential to realizing our Vision.
Accountability We hold ourselves accountable for our actions and for the achievement of results.
Established in 1987, RML Specialty Hospital primarily focused on treating and weaning patients dependent on mechanical ventilators, and today is the largest single ventilator weaning hospital in the nation. With locations in Hinsdale and Chicago, RML Specialty Hospital has received multiple awards and recognition from the National Association of Long-term Care Hospitals (NALTH) for its innovative methodologies in treating patients with complex medical conditions.
The Medically Complex program brings the expertise of RML and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) together to provide the very best in medical treatment and rehabilitation therapies for those suffering from multiple conditions.
Accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC).
Dedicated to individualized patient care
As the center of excellence for long-term acute care, RML meets each patient's individualized needs through a compassionate approach to health care delivered by a caring staff. In every area, RML team members take time to listen, lend a helping hand, and address the medical and personal needs of each patient. Physicians and staff are on-site, around the clock, so patients are constantly monitored to immediately respond to patient needs. Our team is made up of 200+ physicians and more than 600 nurses, respiratory and rehabilitation therapists, psychologists, and clinical dietitians who are dedicated to providing care and comfort to RML patients. Many of our team members have made their careers at RML and have worked together closely for years. We believe our cohesive, mutually supportive team and our commitment to healing promote a culture of care that is unlike any other long-term acute care hospital.
Committed to advanced research
Improving the quality of life for our patients doesn't end with hands on treatment. It extends to clinical research. RML is currently involved in several studies that may change the way individuals are weaned from mechanical ventilators and enable them to lead more independent lives.
Long-term Acute Care Hospitals
Long-term acute care hospitals (LTCH) are designed for patients who need intense, extended care following treatment at a traditional acute care facility. These patients usually have medically complex or multiple medical conditions and generally require hospitalization for more than 25 days. LTCHs must meet all the same conditions of participation as traditional short-term hospitals, and are state licensed as acute hospitals.