"Swing bed" is a concept developed by Medicare to help with underutilized hospital beds and the lack of nursing home beds in rural areas.  A patient being treated for an acute condition can remain in the hospital for prolonged IV therapy, wound care, and or rehabilitation therapy services.  The patient stays in the same bed, receives the same continued skilled care, and is discharged with a higher level of functioning and wellness.  If you feel that you or your loved one could benefit from these services, please contact us today.  Iron County Medical Center, your stop between hospital and home.

Who Qualifies

In order to qualify for Swing Bed Enrollment you must:​

  • Medicare Part A or some managed medicare or some private insurances.

  • 3 nights as an inpatient.

  • Begin within 30 days of original stay.

  • Require either skilled nursing care or skilled therapy services.​

Why Iron County Medical Center
  • Physical Therapy

  • Occupational Therapy

  • Speech Therapy

  • Wound Care

  • Our Friendly and Skilled Doctors and Nurses Available 24 Hour a Day

Contact Us

If you have additional questions about the Swing Bed program at Iron County Medical Center, please call:


Case Management

Phone: (573) 546-8112

Fax: (573 546-8092

Email: meaves@icmedcenter.org or screek@icmedcenter.org

Iron County Medical Center

301 N Hwy 21, Pilot Knob, MO 63663

(573) 546-1260