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Sutter Health shifting long-term care, cutting jobs
Sacramento Business Journal

Sutter Health announced Monday a shake up in its long-term care facilities that will force staff and patients to relocate before the end of the year. The health system wants to make room for more patients needing acute medical care, which involves more immediate hospital intervention. To do that, the system on Dec. 1 will close its 30-bed subacute care unit at Sutter Roseville Medical Center, which provides specialized care for patients with tracheotomies or ventilators. Subacute care involves more rehabilitation and less immediate medical intervention than acute care.