Select Specialty Hospital in Kansas

  1. I hope this is in the right forum.....Does anyone have any info about this hospital?? It's a "hospital in a hospital" as it's actually inside of the Overland Park Regional hospital...but I don't know anything else about it. Anyone familiar with it??

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  3. by   Lucy4
    Not familiar with the particular Kansas facility. Select Specialty hospitals are long term acute care hospitals (LTACs). Some are free standing and some are in leased space of an acute care hospital. More and more are free standing. LTAC is a level of care (LOC) that is appropriate for medically complex patients who require a hospital LOC over a longer period of time. An example of a patient who requires an LTAC is one that has a major surgical procedure with complicated postop course. Ends up with a trach and needs vent weaning, enterals, IV antibiotics and meds, dialysis secondary to acute renal failure and wound care, along with OT,PT and ST. Rehab will be lengthy and care needs exceed what can be provided at a SNF or acute rehab, though does not need to remain in acute care. Type in Select Specialty in search engine and will bring up their website. Kindred and Regency are also corporations that own LTAC hospitals. Check out their websites for more information regarding LTAC LOC.
  4. by   allthingsbright
    I know Overland Park Regional by reputation only--word on the street is that they are short staffed and have high pt-nurse ratios. They are part of HCA which is sort of a corporate giant and a nightmare for nurses from what I've heard (and experienced as a tech and unit secretary).

    Sorry I couldnt be of more help or more positive. I would say talk to some nurses that work there before you accept anything! Best wishes!
  5. by   nightmare
    Moved to Kansas forum for more specialist input.
  6. by   keegjor
    I worked for the Select in Topeka which is the top floor of St Francis Hospital. A couple negs on the place was that the patient load is high and they are tipicaly heavy patients. You get vents and isolations and stroke patients a lot. The census also changes a lot so they may not have enough patients and you get called off. This din't happen to me much but the do also use a lot of agency nurse, and I know that is both in Topeka and Kansas City. I can say that I learned a lot there but I would say it was a very emotionaly hard place to work.
  7. by   3rdcareerRN
    It leases a floor of the OPRMC building, but is a separate hospital. I, too, worked at OPRMC but not for Select so I can't tell you more.
  8. by   Rain Girl
    I have heard the same as well for the one in Wichita...
  9. by   liebling5
    I oriented at Select inside OPRMC via an agency. I signed up for 2 shifts there, but was cancelled both times. Yes, they do use quite a bit of agency. It is true that the patients are longer-term, not quite "acute", but not quite "skilled". Select had decided about 4 months ago not to use the RX within OPRMC. I didn't work there after that, and don't know how that worked out for the staff or the patients. I didn't feel comfortable working there.
  10. by   NurseNature
    All I know is that I would be scared to let any loved ones recieve care there simply b/c we get several pt's from them who have been neglected. One pt had a stage four ulcer the circumference of a grapefruit and apparantly select services had not even realized it was there until it was a stage four. Just one example for ya.
  11. by   blondegenes
    Their ads are always on the Time Warner community channel.
    Apparently, they have a real problem keeping nurses,,,that's a BIG RED FLAG in my book.
  12. by   hotdog19d
    I took care of a few pt's that came down for surgery and that place is a zoo! I wouldn't want anyone I know staying there, and you couldn't pay me enough to work at Select.
  13. by   eddy
    They've gone downhill big time over the last 9 months. I used to work there for my agency, but they decided to go exlusive with a new upstart agency that undercut pay. Since then, the place has been a joke to the career agency nurses in town. Some of the worst nurses go there because they are the only ones willing to work for such pathetic wages.

    I would avoid that place like the plague until they change their operations.
  14. by   mediadv8
    Quote from hotdog19d
    I took care of a few pt's that came down for surgery and that place is a zoo! I wouldn't want anyone I know staying there, and you couldn't pay me enough to work at Select.
    Glad to see other people from other parts of the country who experienced what a MESS Select is. I thought it was just our hospital. OMG - the nurses are mad, frustrated, cursing and quitting like you wouldn't believe. They can't even keep the agency nurses. They focus more on corporate BS in the THREE solid days of orientation that you MUST attend, then throw you to the wolves. Patient ratios are ridiculous. The charge nurses that we work with are constantly in TEARS, cursing, crying and frantic. THEY"RE going to end up stroke patients! They actually fired our secretary, who was an absolute GODSEND (brilliant, fast paced, great worker) because she was kidding around and put her nurse friends nickname on his locker ('douche') WITH his knowledge. Now we have only ONE unit secretary and she only works 6 hours a day. After that, WE have to answer the phones, put in our own labs, etc. etc. Shows you how much they DON'T care about their nurses - I'm already overworked and now I have to play unit secretary? One would think they could have just repremanded the poor girl. I'm only per diem and am looking elsewhere for another nursing job, which there are no shortages of. I'm not going to put MY license on the line because this place is, apparently, a national hot mess of a hospital. Glad to read the posts - I thought it was just our hospital. If you want to keep your license, enjoy nursing, avoid working 2-3 hours PAST your shift every day giving report, and being generally happy, do NOT work for Select Specialty Hospital........ANYWHERE!