Swing Bed

The Swing Bed Program is geared toward rebuilding your health by improving your strength and helping you gain the Independence you desire before returning home.

If life has set you back through an illness, injury, or surgery and you find yourself needing a little extra time, The Swing Bed Program may be just what you need. The Swing Bed Program is located within Martin County Hospital, a short 20 minute commute from either Midland or Big Spring, Texas.

Our swing bed program offers:

  • Acute hospital-based nursing care around the clock with a high nurse to patient ration
  • Medical and/or physical nursing rehabilitation
  • In-house physical, occupational, speech, and respiratory therapy
  • In-house laboratory, X-Ray/CT Scan, ultrasound, and pharmacy
  • Access to service from a dietitian, social worker, activity director, and a wound care nurse
  • Hospitalist for weekly visits and as needed
  • Individualized care
  • PICC line/midline placement and management
  • Long term IV antibiotic treatment

Wound Care

The wound care management program at Martin County Hospital District is designed to help patients who are experiencing acute, chronic, infected or slow healing wounds. With the collaboration of our providers and a certified wound care specialist, we are able to provide an individualized treatment plan of care for each patient and their specific wound care needs.

Types of Wounds Treated Include:
  • Burns
  • Surgical Wounds
  • Infected Wounds
  • Acute Traumatic Wounds
  • Arterial and Venous Ulcers
  • Diabetic Ulcers
  • Pressure Ulcers
Treatments May Include:
  • Wound Vac Therapy
  • Antibiotic Therapy
  • Vascular Studies
  • Debridement

Our ultimate goal is to reach complete healing.  However, some wounds require more time than a hospital stay allows.  Patients may continue their care on an outpatient basis after being discharged to their own home.