Subacute Rehabilitation & Swing Bed Program

Let us get you back in the "swing of things"

Ellenville Regional Hospital helps you regain your strength and independence after an inpatient event or surgical procedure. When you’re discharged from your acute inpatient or surgical stay, you may not be ready to go straight home. Ellenville Regional Hospital’s program is specially designed to give you the care and time you need to rebuild your strength and physical skills.

Skilled nursing care and rehabilitation

Healing from major surgery, like joint repair or replacement, an injury or an illness sometimes requires additional skilled nursing and rehabilitation to ensure that you have the best chance of returning home with maximum function. Whether you were treated at Ellenville Regional Hospital or another hospital, our Sub Acute Rehab / Swing Bed Program will get you feeling better, stronger, and ready to resume your life.

Our services

  • Skilled Nursing including – Infusion Services, TPN, Milrinone, LVAD and Life Vest, Physical, Occupational and Speech, Respiratory Therapy, Wound Care Services and Activities
  • Care Management to aid in locating resources and preparing for discharge
  • Full time providers who round on patients daily, as well as specialists available on site
  • For your safety, 24/7 Emergency Department, Radiology, Lab, Pharmacy, and other services available on site
  • Nutritional Therapy including GI feeding and Enteral Nutrition to build strength after stroke, cancer or failure to thrive
  • What make our program different?
    • Private rooms with beautiful, healing views of the Shawangunk Ridge
    • For your safety, Emergency Department, Radiology, Lab, Pharmacy, and other services available on site
    • Movies, music, “Social hour,” games, scrapbook and crafts
    • Positive experience that patients enjoy and appreciate while healing

This varied and challenging program will assist you in meeting your individual, achievable goals. You’ll meet with our NYS Licensed Physical Therapists to evaluate your condition and help you set those goals.

A healing environment

ERH’s Sub Acute Rehab / Swing Bed Program offers comfortable private rooms, nourishing and inviting meals, and a full and active schedule with expert support to help you regain mobility, agility, functional life skills, motor skills, and more. These services are covered by: Medicare and many private insurance carriers. For further details on the Sub Acute Rehab / Swing Bed program please contact: Cathy Brooks, RN, 845-647-6400 ext. 291

What we expect from you

You’ll be encouraged to participate in daily physical therapy, in self-care activities, and in our recreational program. All play a part in your recovery.

Daily schedule

  • 7:30–9:00am Bathing, Dressing and Breakfast – All patients must be dressed in day clothes and ready for therapy.
  • 9:00am–12:00pm Physical Therapy and Activities – You will have one private therapy session and one group session per day.
  • 12:00 Noon Lunch in the Day Room – Our food is delicious and you can work with our Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator, Dr. Joyce Vergilli, to become more aware of your diet and any additions or restrictions and changes. Dr. Vergilli is a doctorate-prepared Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator and Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics with expertise in diabetes and chronic kidney disease.
  • 1:30pm–3:00pm Group Physical Therapy
  • 3:00–5:00pm Recreation/Crafts/Music/Games
  • 5:00pm Dinner – We pride ourselves on offering tasty and appetizing food. If you want something that’s not on the menu, just ask, and we can probably suit your taste!
  • 6:00pm Free time, visiting hours.

What you can expect

The purpose of the Sub Acute Rehab / Swing Bed Program is to get you ready to make the transition to home. While you may need skilled nursing assistance, you’ll also be building up your strength and movement ability. The program is varied, interesting, and challenging.

Contact Us

Contact: Cathy Brooks, RN, 845-647-6400 ext. 291

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Why Choose ERH?

Our Board, leadership and staff are focused on quality and compassion. Being the finest small hospital in the country means you benefit from our innovations and initiatives, such as our approach to population health in our community and opioid reduction programs. Our dedication to improvements in Ellenville Regional Hospital has won awards and recognition nationally.

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Since implementing the athenaOne system in February 2017, ERH has streamlined all aspects of the hospital’s workflow.

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Our focus is on narrowing the wide variation in treatment for patients with chronic pain.

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Award-Winning Care

We are continually improving the outcomes for our inpatients through our Swing Bed Outcomes Improvement Project.


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