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Swing Bed Program and Transitional Care


What is transitional care?

The Swing Bed Program at Skiff Medical Center is for patients not ready to go home after hospitalization, but still in need of professional nursing or therapy services.  In this period of transitional care, a patient can “swing” from acute inpatient status to a transitional or rehab level of care in the same comfortable location.

Who can benefit from swing bed? 

Patients in need of:

  • post-hospitalization strengthening and rehab (for example, knee- and hip-replacement patients)
  • wound care
  • pain management
  • diabetes management
  • infusion therapy
  • and much more

Skiff’s Swing Bed Program provides many services that make us an ideal transitional care option for you or your loved one:

Contact Us

To learn more about transitional care services for people in Newton, Jasper County and the Des Moines area, call (641) 791-4346.

Skiff Medical Center
204 N. 4th Ave E.
Newton, Iowa 50208
Phone: (641) 792-1273
Toll-free: (888) 792-1273

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Skiff Medical Center, a member of Mercy Health Network, is located in Newton, Iowa. We provide services to Jasper County residents in all major health areas, including general surgery, orthopedic surgery, radiology, obstetrics, emergency medicine, hospice, home care, laboratory, respiratory, audiology, physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy. The Skiff Specialty Clinic hosts more than 20 physicians specializing in cardiology, dermatology, ENT, gastroenterology, nephrology, neurology, oncology, pulmonology and urology.
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