Swing Bed Program

Burnett Medical Center's Swing Bed program focuses on preparing patients for a safer, healthier return to their previous living situation following an illness or injury. It allows the physician to "swing" a patient's individual care needs from an acute status to a rehabilitative setting for those who need more time to recover from events such as, major surgery, joint replacement, vascular or abdominal procedures, a major accident or stroke. Swing Bed can also help with pain management, or wound treatment for wounds that are not healing or wounds that need daily assessments.

Services in the Swing Bed program include:
Skilled Nursing Care
Physical Therapy
Occupational Therapy
Speech Therapy
Nutritional Therapy & Education
Instruction to manage current diagnosis

To qualify, patients must be under the supervision of a physician, require daily skilled services, and have a three-day hospital stay prior to entering the Swing Bed program.

Swing Bed services may be paid for by Medicare Part A, HMO's or private insurances.

If you would like more information regarding the Swing Bed program, please contact:

Joann Phernetton, Social Services, at 715-463-7278,
email: jphernetton@burnettmedicalcenter.com or,

Leah Lade, Social Services, at 715-463-7279,
email: llade@burnettmedicalcenter.com.