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At Bluegrass Community Hospital, all of our services are under one roof, close to home. Bluegrass Community Hospital is one of only a few hospitals in the Central Kentucky region to be licensed in Swing Bed care, a program designed to provide care for patients who need extra time to heal.
What is a Swing Bed?
Despite the image created by the name, a "swing bed' is not a hammock or a bed suspended in any way. A swing bed program is designed to serve those individuals who are in a transition phase of illness or recovery until discharged. It is used for a second level of medically-supervised care, and is specially designed to fill the gap between the patient's hospital stay and going home. Patients may qualify for the program if they have been in a hospital in acute care for three days and require further skilled services, such as:
- Extended wound care needs
- Acute/sub-acute rehabilitation (Physical, Speech and Occupational Therapy)
- Extended IV Therapy/Antibiotic Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Discharge/Teaching Needs
The hospital will maintain a leadership position to efficiently provide quality medical care and health services to community residents and surrounding counties. Services will meet identified community needs and shall be provided with the highest concern for our patients and their families. These services will be provided at the lowest possible cost.