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Founded by a critical care patient. Our story is your story.

Uncommon challenges.

Uncommon care.

Our story began nearly 30 years ago when one of our founders became critically ill. After a nine-month hospitalization and an even longer recovery, he made it his mission to create a company that could deliver the special care necessary to manage complex medical cases. The result is Special Care Unit. See the video.

Our hands-on philosophy traces its heritage to our founder's experience and engages both patients and their families. We employ an aggressive rehabilitation style that motivates patients to improve and also provides a platform for families to participate in the Plan of Care. 

We maintain a very low patient to clinician ratio and encourage liberal visitation, including overnight stays. In addition, we embrace a collaborative case management philosophy with the objective of providing care and comfort in equal measure.


10,000 patients

30 years

1 focus


Doing the Right Things. Doing Things Right.

We offer your family individualized case management to help guide your choices. Furthermore, we encourage the family to participate in the plan of care, visit frequently, and even stay overnight. An uncommon approach that accelerates both physical and emotional recovery. 


A diverse range of medical professionals comprise our team. However, they all share an uncommon commitment to the only outcome that matters: safely and quickly reuniting patients with their families.

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Cliff Tidmore | Discharge Success

Heading down a hospital elevator with tears in her eyes, Hannah Tidmore shared, “Two months ago, I didn’t think we would get to this day.” Hannah’s husband, Cliff Tidmore, was admitted to the hospital’s COVID ICU unit 55 days earlier.


Cliff is 28 years-old and his age and general health helped him beat COVID. Unfortunately, his lungs were slow to recover and he still required a ventilator to help him breathe. After 44 days in the ICU he was referred to the Special Care Unit.


After only eleven days, the Special Care Unit’s multi-disciplinary, team-oriented approach helped liberate Cliff from his ventilator and then discharge from the hospital.


“I had a lot of support from my family and the SCU team,” said Tidmore. “But my number one motivation was seeing my four-month-old son. Getting discharged – with a clap out from the SCU – put me one step closer to my baby boy.”

Conditions We Treat

  • Multi-system failure

  • Catastrophic illness

  • Respiratory disorders

  • Renal Failure

  • Multiple trauma

  • Cardiopulmonary disorders

  • Near-drowning

  • Coma

  • Gullian Barre

  • Neuromuscular disorders

  • Cerebral palsy

  • Traumatic Brain Injury

  • CVA/Stroke



Patient Testimonials

Patient Testimonials
Special Care 1

Special Care 1

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Special Care 2

Special Care 2

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Special Care 3

Special Care 3

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Special Care 4

Special Care 4

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Special Care 5

Special Care 5

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