Washington, D.C,United States of American

Accreditations:JCI Accredited Doctors: Beds:
International Patient Services: Yes
Languages:English, Spanish



The Specialty Hospital of Washington focuses on long-term intensive medical care and is licensed as a Long Term Acute Care Specialty Hospital (LTACH). Although the concept of Long-term Acute Care has been in existence throughout the nation for several years, The Specialty Hospital of Washington was the first of this type to be established in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area.

The Hospital was established in the District of Columbia in July, 1995 and was purchased in 2005 by Specialty Hospitals of America - located out of Portsmouth, NH. Its mission is to provide a comprehensive, high quality alternative to long term stays in the Intensive Care or Critical Care units of Short-term acute care hospitals.

SHW is a full service hospital with 24 hour In-House Physician, Nursing and Respiratory Therapy coverage. Our Chief Medical Officer is available onsite on a full-time basis. An additional unique benefit of our facility is that ALL of the rooms in our Hospital and Nursing Center are PRIVATE ROOMS which help to maximize the healing process.



The Specialty Hospital of Washington is a Long-Term Acute Care Hospital and Nursing Center providing services to the Mid-Atlantic region. Our unique healthcare delivery system is designed to provide linkages along the continuum of healthcare to address illness and disease at multiple stages and to help our patients and residents achieve their highest potential for health and wellness.


The Specialty Hospital of Washington strives to be a nationally recognized Focused Center of Medical Excellence. We combine excellence in healthcare with a cost-effective approach which addresses the otherwise under-served patient in need of Long-Term Acute Care hospitalization.

Our Nursing Center is a leading long-term care facility in the area, striving to provide its residents with the highest quality medical, nursing, rehabilitative and supportive care in a comfortable, home-like environment.

The Leadership of The Specialty Hospital of Washington is committed to continually evaluating the needs of our community and responding with appropriate healthcare initiatives to meet those needs.

List of Specialities/ Department:

  • Occupational, Physical, Recreation and Speech/Language/Cognitive Therapies
  • Ophthalmology
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Social/Case Management
  • Podiatry
  • Mental Health
  • Dietary and Nutritional Support
  • Pastoral Care
  • Dental
  • Cardio-Pulmonary Care
  • Wound Care
  • Medically Complex Patient Management
  • Rehabilitation Services


  • Acute Respiratory Illness
  • Controlled Mechanical Ventilation Support
  • Acute Chronic Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Cardiopulmonary Respiratory Disease
  • Assisted Mechanical Ventilator Management
  • Chronic Respiratory Failure
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Diabetic ulcers
  • Venous/arterial ulcers
  • Burns
  • Post Surgical non-healing incisions
  • Post amputation wound management
  • Chronic, non-healing wounds
  • Osteomylitis/infected wounds
  • Vacuum Assisted Closure (VAC) therapy
  • Sharp & Chemical Debridement
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Multi-System Complications
  • Infectious Disease
  • Trauma
  • Renal Disease/Failure
  • Post Surgical Complications
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Unstable Diabetes