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Conemaugh's Swing Bed Program

A bridge between hospital and home.

The Swing Bed Program is a Centers for Medicare Services (CMS) approved program that allows small hospitals to use regular patient rooms to provide skilled level care after surgery or hospitalization for other illnesses. This enables you or your loved one extended recovery time before returning home. This program benefits patients who require short-term post-acute care for recovery after an illness. 

Conemaugh's Swing Bed Program is found at two of our hospitals. Conemaugh Meyersdale Medical Center and Conemaugh Miners Medical Center

Swing Bed Locations

Conemaugh Meyersdale Medical Center
200 Hospital Drive
Meyersdale, PA
Phone: (814) 972-6944

Conemaugh Miners Medical Center
290 Haida Avenue
Hastings, PA
Phone: (814) 247-3389 or (814) 247-3375

Conemaugh's Swing Bed Program provides available skilled nursing and rehabilitation services for patients who require additional recovery time before returning home. The goal of the program is to assist patients in regaining their independence and assuring them they can return to their home or pre-hospital living arrangement safely.

Along with skilled nursing, swing bed provides specialties including:

  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Respiratory therapy
  • IV therapy
  • Telemetry monitoring
  • Complex wound care
  • Tracheostomy care
  • Nutritional support
  • Post stroke care
  • Post cardiac surgery
  • Post orthopedic surgery

Distinguished Recognition 

Conemaugh Meyersdale Medical Center’s Swing Bed Program has earned one of the highest overall ratings of any of the hospital-based Swing Bed Programs in the Duke LifePoint Healthcare System after an audit conducted by Milestone Healthcare, LLC, in November 2016. The audit applauded the quality of the program and the outstanding performance of the medical staff, nursing staff, case management, and rehabilitation services. 

“The results of the Swing Bed Audit are a testament to Conemaugh Meyersdale’s focus on our mission and the sensational care our skilled staff is able to provide,” said Heather Smith, President of Conemaugh Meyersdale Medical Center.

 “Although the audit specifically mentions certain departments, it takes the expertise of all our staff and employees, working together, to establish a successful Swing Bed Program,” Smith said.

Photo (L-R): Darlene Yoder, Ryan Weaver, Sarah Schardt, Deanna Thompson,
Chris Gombita, and Heather Smith, President, Denise Shesko