Harrison County Community Hospital offers a variety of services pertaining to nursing care. Various levels of care are offered as determined by the specific needs of each patient.
Acute Care at HCCH is defined as traditional inpatient care involving daily physician management of the patient and 24-hour RN/LPN care. The goal is to rehabilitate and discharge patients when acute care is no longer necessary.
Observation is a billing technique which permits patients who have problems not normally qualifying of a hospital stay, to be allowed to stay for a specified amount of time. Some of these problems include nausea, vomiting, weakness, stomach pain, headache, kidney stones, fever, some breathing problems, some types of chest pain, and other problems that can usually be treated aggressively in 24-48 hours, or for conditions which the cause has not yet been determined.
Observation stay is billed under outpatient services while a full inpatient admission is billed under inpatient services.
Different insurance providers have different amounts of time that are covered in observation.
- Medicare allows up to 48 hours.
- Medicaid allows up to 24 hours.
- Private Insurances may vary but most permit only 23 hours in observation.
Your physician will decide whether to release you from the hospital or admit you as an inpatient. Typically a decision to release or admit is made within 24 hours.
Swing Bed or Skilled Care
Harrison County Community Hospital understands that recovering from surgery, an accident/injury, or illness can be very difficult, especially when distance separates you from your home and your family.
During each recovery process, every patient reaches a point when acute hospital care is no longer necessary, however, going home is often too big of a step so soon in the process. That’s why the Swing Bed Program was created.
Patients who are on their way to recovery, but still needing to improve strength and independence, can utilize our customized program while conveniently close to family and friends
Our customized program assigns a Recovery Team to each patient. Each treatment plan is customized under the supervision of a physician while our skilled nursing staff provides continuous monitoring and patient progress updates.
Our highly trained roster offers a variety of skills tailored to best compliment your personal recovery plan, including case management, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, dietary management, pharmaceuticals, respiratory therapy, activities, and social services.
Medicare and many private insurance programs participate in the Swing Bed Program at Harrison County Community Hospital.
For further information about our Swing Bed Program, insurance coverage, discharge planning, financial concerns, and/or personal resources, please contact Case Manager, Robin Davidson, RN, at (660)425-0284 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
For general information regarding in-patient nursing at Harrison County Community Hospital, please contact Chief Nursing Officer, Crystal Hicks, at (660)425-2211 or by email at email@example.com