BEDFORD, Ind. – St.Vincent Dunn Hospital is now offering a Swing Bed program to help patients recover close to home.
When a patient needs more time to recover from an illness, injury or surgery, the Swing Bed program allows local residents to recuperate close to home at St.Vincent Dunn Hospital. The goal of a Swing Bed program is to help patients improve their health and function as quickly as possible by providing them with the opportunity to make a smooth transition from acute care to home.
"Instead of transferring to a rehabilitation center, St.Vincent Dunn Hospital’s Swing Bed program offers the same quality of therapy to their patients in a convenient, more comfortable location," said Chad Royer, occupational therapist at St.Vincent Dunn Hospital. "If a patient had surgery or was hospitalized elsewhere, they can still transfer from another facility to receive Swing Bed care close to home."
The Swing Bed program has a registered nurse on staff 24/7, physical and occupational therapy, an in-house pharmacy and registered dieticians. There is also a high nurse-to-patient ratio of 1:6, a 24-hour emergency department, specialized wound care, and discharge planning services.
About St.Vincent Dunn Hospital
St.Vincent Dunn Hospital is a 25-bed Critical Access Hospital serving the residents of Lawrence County. The facility provides a full range of health care services including inpatient, outpatient and ambulatory surgery plus a full-service obstetrics program, cardiology services and a 24-hour physician staffed emergency department. St.Vincent Dunn Hospital joined St.Vincent Health and Ascension health in June 2010.
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St.Vincent Dunn Hospital