In-patient & Swing Bed Care


At Pershing Health System (PHS), you will receive compassionate, personalized care from providers you know and trust. We strive to ensure positive patient and visitor experiences and take pride not just in caring for you, but also in caring about you.

PHS provides quality, compassionate care with a friendly, family atmosphere. Our staff strives to make your time with us as pleasant as possible.

If at any time during your stay with us if you have any questions, please let us know and we will find the answer for you. Thank you for choosing Pershing Health System for your healthcare needs. We are proud to serve you!

PHS Hospitalist Program

Karla Clubine, CEO of Pershing Health System (PHS) in Brookfield announced the launch of their new Hospitalist program starting in September, 2023. PHS is partnering with the Rural Physician’s Group (RPG) who will be providing Hopsitalist (In-patient Specialist) to PHS.

What is a Hospitalist? The PHS Hospitalist is a board-certified physician who has a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) degree. They dedicate their practice of medicine solely in the hospital staying on-site for 7 to 10 days at PHS caring for patients. The PHS Hospitalist will give immediate responsiveness to the nursing staff and patients within the acute and swing bed units.

How does the hospitalist program benefit the inpatient?

  1. Being available 24 hours a day, seven days a week including holidays and weekends, many patients have the same physician from the time of admission through discharge, increasing quality of care and decreasing risk of mistakes made with frequent hand-offs.
  2. Hospitalists can respond to the often rapidly changing needs of an acutely ill patient. They are only moments away from your bedside if a medical emergency develops during your stay.
  3. The Hospitalist will discuss with you your plan of care as well as any changes in treatment that may be needed during your hospitalization based on progress, lab results, or new developments in your condition.
  4. The Hospitalist is always readily available to answer any questions from you and your family.
  5. The Hospitalist and their team will provide a full report of your care while hospitalized. Your primary care provider will then assume responsibility for your ongoing care after you are discharged.

Who are the hospitalist? (Click on each doctor’s name for a bio-card)

Dr. Ajibola Babatunde, PHS Chief Hospitalist
Dr. Madhuresh Kumar
Dr. Gaurav Patel
Dr. Jude Poku


Swing Bed Program

Sometimes a patient needs a little more time to recover before going home, but no longer requires acute hospital care. Pershing Health System’s Swing Bed Program allows patients to “swing” from acute hospital care, yet remain in a hospital setting receiving the skilled nursing and rehabilitation care needed to recover and gain the strength to return home.

Some types of patients in Pershing Health System’s Swing Bed Program could be:

  •         Recovering from a stroke, cardiac or respiratory illnesses, or other medical conditions
  •         Have wounds that can’t be treated at home or in an outpatient setting
  •         Skilled nursing
  •         Physical therapy
  •         Respiratory therapy
  •         IV therapy
  •         Recovering from joint replacement or other types of surgery

Since each individual is unique, treatment plans are tailored to each patient’s needs and recovery goals. Whatever a patient’s individual needs may be, the staff at Pershing Health System is here to help take that positive step back to good health! For questions about Pershing Health System’s Swing Bed Program, please call 660-258-2222.

Click here to read or print our Skilled Care Brochure


Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I know if I qualify?

Medicare requires that the patient need “skilled nursing care”. In addition to a physician referral, you will need to have been in an acute care hospital for at least three consecutive nights within the last 30 days before being transferred to the Swing Bed program. You will also have to meet the conditions of having a qualifying rehabilitative medical condition. If you have been discharged from a hospital, but are having difficulties recovering, you can still be admitted into the program. If your hospitalization was at another facility, you can be transferred to Pershing Health System for your Swing Bed care.

How long can I stay in the Swing Bed program?

Pershing Health System can provide up to 100 days of skilled nursing to any Medicare patient with a qualifying need for services once they have met the three-midnight post-acute care admission requirements.

Is swing bed care covered by my insurance?

The Swing Bed program is often covered by Medicare. Some commercial insurance plans are also beginning to cover Swing Bed. You will have to call your insurance and see if your commercial plan offers this coverage and if there are any limitations.