Following knee revision surgery and a three-day stay at a local hospital,
Jerry Manning spent seven days as a patient on the
Swing Bed Unit at Methodist Hospital in Morganfield, KY in September 2017. “I am so glad a program like
this was there help me in my recovery close to home,” he said.
Manning, 84, is a retired pastor, banker and former member of the Methodist
Hospital Union County’s Advisory Board, so he was aware of the services
available on the Swing Bed Unit but had never had to experience them first-hand.
“I couldn’t have asked for better care,” he noted.
“Years ago, I was a volunteer Chaplain here,” he recalled.
“I have been affiliated in one way or other with this Hospital for
a long time and have known about the Swing Bed Unit and think it is a
marvelous thing for this community. When someone like me is in recovery
from a surgery or an illness but isn’t ready to return to their
home, this is the perfect place for them to get short-term skilled nursing
“The staff doted over me, asking me if I wanted or needed something
during the time I wasn’t in physical therapy two to three times
a day. After I went home, I came back for outpatient therapy and I’m
still doing a little every now and then."
“Dr. Dennis Beck, who was my orthopaedic surgeon at Orthopaedic Associates,
told me the therapy services department here is second to none and I agree.
It has been a year since I was a patient there and I’ve since recommended
the Swing Bed Unit and the physical therapy staff to several others.”
To learn more about the Swing Bed Unit, call 270-389-5135 or visit
About the Swing Bed Unit:
Methodist Hospital in Morganfield, KY is a Critical Access Hospital. This
designation allows the inclusion of swing beds in the patient services
program. With the incorporation of swing beds, patients may qualify to
remain in a sub-acute care setting until they are able to be discharged
to home or another level of care. The goal of the program is for the patient
to achieve their highest level of independence.
Jerry Manning poses by a patient bed at Methodist Hospital in Morganfield, KY.