What is a Hospital Swing Bed?
Swing bed is a skilled level of hospitalization care available at Atoka County Medical Center (ACMC) for patients who require certain services. Skilled nursing services are extremely beneficial when a patient is ready to leave the acute level of a hospital stay but is not yet healthy enough to return home.
Patients are eligible for swing bed after a 3-midnight acute hospitalization. The anticipated length of stay for a Swing Bed Patient is 10-12 days. The goal of the swing bed program is to return the patient to a permanent living situation as soon as possible.
Stays are anticipated to be short-term and can be utilized for a variety of conditions, including, but not limited to:
- Extended antibiotic therapy
- Heart disease
- Joint replacement and other surgeries
- Newly diagnosed diabetics
- Respiratory diseases
- Other debilitating conditions
Swing Bed Admission Requirements
The admissions and referrals team at ACMC is here to help guide patients and their families through the admissions process, making it as easy and stress-free as possible for them, and allowing them to focus their time and energy on better health and healing.
We invite you to schedule a visit with one of our friendly and helpful admission coordinators for more information about our facility. We accept Medicare and most major insurance plans.
Hospital Swing Bed in Atoka, OK
For more information about the admissions process for our long-term acute care or inpatient physical rehabilitation – including referral requirements – please call ACMC at (580) 889-3333. Referrals may be sent to us by fax at (580) 364-8175.