Health care facilities staffed by physicians, nurses and support staff with training in pediatrics that provide specialized care in an inpatient setting for infants, children and adolescents who are ill or injured.
Health care facilities that provide extensive professional nursing care for patients whose illnesses cannot be fully resolved during their acute short-term stay but who no longer need the extensive diagnostic medical technology offered by a traditional acute care hospital. Extended acute care hospitals are not required to offer emergency treatment or critical care services to the community.
Health care facilities that operate 24 hours per day and offer diagnostic and treatment services as well as emergency and critical care services for people who have any of a variety of illnesses or injuries which require immediate, short-term intervention.
The above terms and definitions are part of the Taxonomy of Human Services, used here by permission of INFO LINE of Los Angeles.