About Bethesda Hospital

Decades of experience in reinventing lives.

Bethesda is a long-term acute care hospital dedicated to caring for patients whose illnesses or injuries have long-term effects. We are a family-focused, specialty hospital offering services specifically designed to treat patients with complex medical needs, particularly those who require longer-term, hospital-level care with daily physician involvement. We support patients and their families as they recover, with the respect and attention they deserve.

Bethesda video tour: Brittany's story

Patients that come here have a serious injury or illness. Sometimes they have several medical conditions, such as complications from surgery or like Brittany, they’re in a coma. 

Watch this video to tour the campus and learn more about the services and care teams at Bethesda Hospital.

Take a tour

Call the Bethesda Hospital referral hotline at 651-232-2760 to arrange an on-campus family tour prior to admission. You can also request more information by filling out the Bethesda information request form

Refer a patient to Bethesda Hospital

Referrals are subject to an evaluation conducted by a Bethesda referral specialist. Call 651-232-2760 (toll-free 1-800-566-2720).

Why choose us

Treating more than 1,000 people each year— more than any comparable long-term acute care hospital in the Midwest—Bethesda fosters strength through customized therapy programs that promote independence and result in success rates among the best in the nation.

Bethesda offers an extensive array of inpatient physical, occupational, speech, respiratory and recreational therapies, plus 24-hour physician services. We offer comprehensive, aggressive and specialized medical care for respiratory illnesses, neurovascular conditions, complex medical problems, and/or physical and behavioral disabilities that require further medical interventions and rehabilitation or behavioral management.

Our specialties include:

  • Brain injury services
  • Complex medical care
  • Complex wound care
  • Parkinson’s disease and movement disorder services
  • Respiratory care

We also offer outpatient programs and clinics, including:

  • Care for memory loss and dementia 
  • HealthEast concussion clinic
  • Outpatient brain injury clinic
  • The Capistrant Center, providing compassionate care for Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders

Healing arts program

At Bethesda, we believe that art can have a profound impact on the healing environment and a patient's recovery. Art can help rejuvenate, restore and heal the human spirit.

We incorporate art into the healing process to help patients, visitors and staff:

  • Reduce stress and anxiety
  • Cope with physical and emotional challenges
  • Celebrate strengths and accomplishments
  • Achieve therapeutic goals

Bethesda’s healing arts program includes:

Therapeutic recreation – art therapy geared to each patient's interests, abilities and therapeutic goals. It may include:

  • Literary arts: poetry, creative writing, journaling
  • Visual arts: 2D and 3D arts including painting, ceramics, beadwork
  • Performing arts: music, storytelling, dance
  • Pet therapy

Bedside art and music – Interested patients can receive music visits in their room. Painting, drawing, writing and craft materials are available for independent use.

Artists in residence – Through funding from grants, donations and community collaborations, a variety of artists provide services to the Bethesda community.