Hours of Service: 7 Days, 24 Hours
Community Hospital Association provides inpatient care for acute care, skilled care, and intermediate care patients. Each level of care requires admission orders from a member of the Active Medical Staff. All admissions are reviewed by our Utilization Manager and the patient s insurance carrier. All Medicare and Medicaid admissions are reviewed in accordance to Federal Regulations.
A patient may also be admitted as an observation patient if ordered by the family nurse practitioner or their physician. This service is to provide nursing observation, administration of needed medications, or follow up testing to help determine a diagnosis. The patient must be discharged, transferred, or admitted to acute care within 24 hours.
Swingbed admissions should be prearranged with our Skilled Care Coordinator or Utilization Manager. A patient plan of care and discharge summary will be required prior to admission. A member of our Active Medical Staff must accept the transfer in advance. The Swing Bed Program at Community Hospital -Fairfax benefits patients who need rehabilitation services or extended medical care. Patients who have had three days of acute care and will be under the care of an active member of our medical staff may qualify to receive short-term skilled care at CH -F. Admission criteria for the swing bed program include physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, nutritional services and IV therapy. Other services provided are skilled nursing, pharmacy and social services. This program enables patients to receive the care they need close to home, with their primary physician and familiar staff.