Transitional Care supports patients recovering from an acute illness or surgery who no longer require acute hospital care but are not yet ready to go home.

Harney District Hospital’s Transitional Care program is designed to meet your individual rehabilitation needs. Our goal is to safely discharge you to your previous living arrangement.

Our team is especially equipped to meet the needs of even the most complex patients.

  • After Complex Surgery
    Cardiac, neuro, orthopedic, abdominal and more
  • Respiratory Needs
    Specialized treatments and support
  • Wound Care
    Special attention for wound healing
  • Intravenous (I.V.) Antibiotics
    To treat a variety of infections
  • Specialized Therapy
    Including physical therapy and an array of supportive services

Medicare covers Transitional Care (also known as “Swing Bed”) when all requirements are met, including:

  • Daily progress toward planned recovery goals
  • 3-day stay in acute care hospital setting
  • Need for monitoring or care by registered nurse and/or rehabilitative therapy
  • Order from a physician
Private insurance may cover the program with prior authorization.

Key Features

  • A personalized plan of care.
  • Bedside Rounds that engage you, your family and your care team to help you reach your goals.
  • Hospital level nurse staffing to keep you safe and meet your needs.
  • Our on-site physician, therapy, radiology, laboratory and pharmacy teams will address all your medical needs.
  • Promotes a home-like environment accommodating family and individualized activity programs, as well as therapy in several environments.
  • Comfortable room, delicious food choices, laundry service and limited pet access (per policy).

Outcomes

Of patients discharged from HDH’s Transitional Care program (Nov. 1, 2017 – Oct. 31, 2018):

  • 80 percent returned to independent living after discharge
  • Those who responded to a survey gave us an average score of 4.9 out of 5 for providing excellent care

For any questions about the program, insurance coverage or specific care needs, please contact Transitional Care Coordinator Cheryl Norton:

Phone: 541-573-7281
Fax: 541-573-8353
EMAIL: cnorton@harneydh.com