Kentfield provides an inpatient pulmonary disease program for patients with primary or secondary pulmonary diagnoses. With over thirty years experience in critical care medicine, Kip Roebken, MD, has the expertise to manage the most complex disease sequlae. These patients may require ventilator weaning and/or tracheostomy tube decannulation. Kentfield Hospital’s pulmonary program consistently exceeds benchmarking of similar hospitals, with more patients weaned from ventilators in shorter time frames than predicted.
The Kentfield approach includes:
Kentfield treats patients with the following diagnoses:
When weaning is not possible, the Kentfield staff train the patient and their families to use portable equipment enabling the patient to live at home.
While the patient is at Kentfield, the Kentfield Case Managers will provide the health plan’s case managers with ongoing reviews of the patient’s progress. Reviews are given once a week unless otherwise requested.
Kentfield’s concurrent review process is focused on insuring the patient receives the appropriate services at the appropriate level of care.