Swing Bed Program

Contact: Carol Vail, RN, BSN, Manager
(419) 949.3021
Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

“Swing Bed” is a concept developed by the HCFA (Health Care Financing Administration) to help with underutilized hospital beds and the lack of nursing home skilled care beds in rural areas.  The term means that patients, who need additional short-term rehabilitation care beyond their acute hospital stay, can remain in the hospital under a different care category to become more fully recovered prior to returning home.  Patients “swing” from acute hospital care to post-hospital rehabilitation and skilled nursing care.  They never have to leave the hospital to make this transition.

If a patient has been hospitalized in a facility away from home and needs additional skilled care, the Swing Bed Program allows the person to transfer to their community-based hospital to complete their recovery.

Morrow County Hospital is proud to be able to offer this service to our community!