Passy-Muir, Inc. recognizes health care facilities that have demonstrated outstanding teamwork, education, and utilization of the Passy-Muir® Valve in providing tracheostomized and mechanically ventilated patients a step towards independence and enhanced quality of life.
The Passy-Muir® Valve is a medical device that provides tracheostomized and mechanical ventilated patients the ability to speak The Passy-Muir® Valve also improves swallowing ability, various pulmonary functions, and assists patients with weaning from the ventilator, it decreases recovery time, reduces costs, and enhances the quality of life for patients.
While the Passy-Muir® Valve is commonly used in facilities around the nation, Specialty Hospital has met a set of high standards which facilitates early and successful use of the valve with their patients.
“Being named a Center of Excellence demonstrates Specialty Hospital’s commitment to providing the highest level of care. The entire team worked very hard together. Patients, family members and other clinicians in the community can be assured we have a unique set of skills and experience to care for these patients thereby providing them with exceptional outcomes”, says Dr. Wendell Williams, Chief Medical Officer.
Specialty Hospital’s ventilator weaning success rates have been maintained significantly above the National average.