Eleanor Slater Hospital, offers a variety of programs for people who need continuing care after discharge from a community hospital, or who need more intensive care than a nursing home can provide. Fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO), the hospital's medical treatment services include respiratory therapy, psycho-geriatrics and Alzheimer's and related disorders. It is also an important clinical center for geriatric, neurological and post trauma medical nursing care.
Eleanor Slater Hospital at the John O. Pastore Center in Cranston, RI and the Zambarano Unit in Burrillville, RI, provide intensive hospital level care to patients with long-term illnesses who are not in an acute phase, but require comprehensive long-term rehabilitative care. These kinds of patients have chronic disease that has left them with residual disability that has been caused by non-reversible pathological alteration. These patients require ongoing clinical intervention from a variety of hospital disciplines to eliminate discomfort and improve quality of life. The hospital also provides acute care services for patients who develop an acute medical event and require close medical supervision, monitoring of the condition and immediate diagnostic and therapeutic intervention. The majority of Eleanor Slater's admissions come from community hospitals; other major referral sources include mental health centers, nursing homes, and independent and residential care facilities. Patients admitted require hospital level care and can no longer benefit from acute care in a community hospital setting.
Psychiatric services are an integral part of the RI network of hospital-based and community-based treatment alternatives for individuals who suffer from chronic and serious psychiatric illnesses. The system seeks to provide treatment to each individual in the leastrestrictive setting possible. Eleanor Slater Hospital has two inpatient Psychiatric Units at the John O. Pastore Center in Cranston.