At Ferrell Hospital, our goal is to provide excellent care to patients and their families in a safe, private, friendly environment. The doctors and nurses at Ferrell work together as a team to ensure all of your health care needs are met with skill and compassion, and we strive to involve families in the delivery of care whenever possible. Our facility includes both private and semi-private rooms, and we will do our best to assign a bed that fits your and your family's needs during your stay. Nurses at Ferrell are always available and ready to help if you have any questions or concerns.
There may be instances following a stay at Ferrell or another hospital, where your physician feels you need a little more time to recover before returning home. Maybe you’ve had a joint replacement or other surgery; or maybe you need additional treatment to manage your pain or IV antibiotics. This type of care, referred to as ‘skilled care,’ can be managed through Ferrell’s Swing Bed Excellence program. We know you have many choices when selecting a skilled care provider. We hope the quality, compassionate care provided by the Ferrell team will make the decision an easy one.
Swing Bed Excellence
We are dedicated to providing you with an environment “built on excellence.” You will find our nursing staff courteous, respectful and enthusiastic to serve your every need. Our highly trained staff will work closely as a team to provide your health care services.
Our Swing Bed Excellence program relates to the provision of skilled services for qualified patients. Under the Medicare benefit, as well as the benefit plans of many insurance carriers, the skilled/swing bed level of care is available after patients have had an acute care stay spanning 3 midnights. Skilled care is provided in the Medical-Surgical area of the hospital, however the bed “swings,” or changes to a different level of care.
- Skilled Nursing Care
- Physical, Speech, and Occupational Therapy
- Nutrition Counseling
- Ancillary Services (lab, imaging, respiratory therapy, pharmacy)
- Discharge Planning
The Swing Bed Team works cooperatively to plan the care and assist with education and discharge planning. This includes discussion with you, your physician as well as any family or other loved ones who are involved in your care. Our team will work to ensure you have a safe transition to home.