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Updated: Friday, August 2 2013, 10:18 PM EDTIt's one of the smallest hospitals of its kind providing transitional care.At MedWest Swain in Bryson City, they're now using something called "swing bed."Anne Reinert, program coordinator, "an example of a swing-bed patient could be someone that had knee or hip replacement, and they are not quite ready to go home yet."That patient would spend several days in a room like this getting stronger.A swing-bed patient often receives antibiotics and therapy aimed at independent living. Tim Robinson, physical therapy asst., "we do physical therapy and occupational therapy one to two times a day depending on the order from the PT." Nurses say that MedWest Swain has beds for up to 25 swing-bed patients.Swing Bed at MedWest
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