The Subacute Care Unit is a 27-bed hospital-based skilled  nursing facility.  The Unit is licensed as a nursing home and is Medicare-certified.

We strive to meet the individual needs of the patient through an interdisciplinary team approach which maximizes a patient's functional status, is geared toward the patient's potential and is supported by family involvement.

The Subacute Care is a short-stay unit focused on providing a continuation of the treatment plan initiated in the hospital while providing needed rehabilitation support to facilitate the patient's return to his prior living arrangement.


  • We provide excellence in health care for all of our patients.
  • We treat patients and each other as we wish to be treated.
  • We continuously evaluate and improve our performance.

Our Promise

  • We will give our patients and their needs our highest priority.
  • We will take responsibility for finding a solution to any problem or complaint that a patient or family member may have.
  • We will do our part to ensure the success of VUMC.

Services Provided

  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Pastoral/Worship Services
  • Barber & Beauty Services
  • Mail & Newspaper Services


A comprehensive plan of care is designed and directed by all members of the health care team.  Our health care team consists of physician services, nursing staff, nutritionist, pharmacist, social worker, activity director, and licensed physical, speech and occupational therapists.


Our Medical Director coordinates all medical services.  One of our physicians will see a patient within 24 hours of admission to the unit.


In order to maintain the physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being of each patient, our unit is staffed with registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and certified nurse technicians.


Coordinates the plan of care with the health care team to optimize quality, cost effectiveness and optimal patient outcomes.  Assists patients and their families with discharge plans, needs and options.


Our social worker functions in an advocacy role and serves as a liason to assist in obtaining needed services and resources.  The social worker is available to provide counseling and discharge planning.


The unit offers a wide variety of activities geared toward individual patient interests.  Our Activity Director encourages participation in these activities within the limits prescribed by the physician.  An activity calendar is posted in all rooms. 


Our dietary department offers the therapeutically planned diet that is designed to meet the patient's individual needs.


A licensed pharmacist is an active member of our unit.  The pharmacist monitors the administration of patient medications as well as participates in the discharge planning of each patient.