St. Elias Specialty Hospital


St. Elias Specialty Hospital is Alaska’s first Long Term Acute Care Hospital (LTACH/LTCH). We are accredited by The Joint Commisssion. We are Medicare-certified and the only hospital of its kind in Alaska.

St. Elias Specialty Hospital is a joint venture with Providence Health System and BridgeCare Hospitals. The hospital has 59 beds, almost all private rooms. The facility features state of the art equipment to provide extended inpatient acute care for patients.

The First of Its Kind in Alaska

At St. Elias Specialty Hospital, we provide customized, physician-driven services for patients requiring longer stays in an acute care environment due to multiple or complex medical conditions. We are not a permanent placement for patients; rather we are an answer for many patients who are acutely ill and need to take the first steps towards rehabilitation or home. Families of patients are welcome to contact us to determine if we might be an option for their loved ones.

Most of our patients are admitted from a traditional acute care hospital, often from the Intensive Care Unit. Families of patients are welcome to contact us to see if we might be an option for their loved one.

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