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Swing Bed Service Offered at Minnie Hamilton Health System
Following a hospital stay related to illness, injury, or surgery, many patients require further care to reach an optimal level of strength and wellness before they can safely return to their home. The Swing Bed Program at Minnie Hamilton Health System helps patients achieve this goal through hospital-based nursing care and rehabilitation services.
Minnie Hamilton Health System offers a swing bed program allowing patients to rehabilitate in our facility for an extended length of time while remaining close to home. Referrals for MHHS’s swing bed program do not require a nursing home PAS approval process. We provide continued recovery and rehabilitation services designed specifically for each patient’s needs. Examples of patients entering our swing bed program include:
• Care and rehabilitation services after a stroke
• Care and therapy services after orthopedic surgery such as joint replacement
• IV therapy to recover from an illness.
Our swing bed patients receive around-the-clock care from our nursing staff. Depending upon the individual care plan, our swing bed patients receive:
• 24 hour nursing care
• Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy
• IV Antibiotics
• Wound Care
• End of Life Care
Patients can often be taken care of by their primary care provider if they are established with MHHS clinic services. In general, the average length of stay in the program is 2-3 weeks with the goal to transition back to home.
For more information please contact Tracy Snodgrass, Social Services, (304) 354-9716
Behavorial Health Services available at Glenville Office
Dr. James E. Davison, Licensed Psychologist is based in our Glenville Office located at the WACO Center on the Glenville State College Campus. He helps deal with typically encountered problems such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for bullying, cutting, low self-esteem, drug and alcohol abuse, partner relationship development, aging parents, teen developmental concerns, school performance, pain relief, stress management, mental resiliency, staff-management relations, grief and loss counseling, depression, anxiety, major mental illnesses, partnering with medical staff on managing illnesses and life crises.
If you or a member of your family would like to take advantage of behavioral health services tell your primary care provider or contact the Glenville Office at (304) 462-7322.
Minnie Hamilton Welcomes Three Physicians
Paul “Trey” Blake M.D. received Doctor of Medicine Degree from West Virginia University in 1999. He is Board Certified from the American Board of Internal Medicine.
From 2006 to 2011 Dr. Blake was Director of Hospital Care Associated Hospitalists Program in Uniontown Pennsylvania. From 2011 to 2014 he was Medical Director of St. Mary’s Medical Center Hospitalist Program in Huntington, WV and is currently a Staff Hospitalist at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington, WV. He has taken multiple medical missionary trips to Honduras and hobbies include golfing, rafting, cooking, hiking, traveling, fishing, and sports.
Dr. Blake will be seeing patients on a part-time basis at the Rural Health Clinic in Grantsville. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Blake or any of the providers at Minnie Hamilton call (304) 354-9244.
William Martin “Mark” Elliott, M.D. received Doctor of Medicine Degree from the Medical College of Virginia (now the Virginia Commonwealth School of Medicine), and is Board Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.
Dr. Elliott started a Family Practice in 1983 and has since worked at Princeton Community Hospital and Bluefield Regional Medical Center. He now practices at Charleston Area Medical Center.
Dr. Elliott will be working in our Emergency Room.
Emeka M. Ekeke, M.D. received Doctor of Medicine Degree from Loma Linda University School of Medicine in Loma Linda CA. and is Board Eligible in Emergency Medicine.
Dr. Ekeke has practiced General Medicine in numerous hospitals in Missouri and Illinois from 1982 to 2009. Most recently in Abuja, Nigeria where he served as Director of Clinical services then Chief Medical Director from 2009 to 2015.
Dr. Ekeke will be seeing patients at our Glenville Office in the WACO Center. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Ekeke or any of the providers at Minnie Hamilton, Glenville office, call (304) 462-7322.
West Virginia Health Information Network Patient Notice
Minnie Hamilton Health System is participating in the West Virginia Health Information Network (“WVHIN”), a Health Information Exchange (HIE). The WVHIN’s HIE provides the fast and secure exchange of test results and reports among hospitals, labs, x-ray facilities, doctors and insurance companies.
The Community Needs Assessment has multiple purposes. It's first purpose is to meet the requirements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ACA”), Public Law 111-148 enacted section 501(r) of the Code, which imposes additional requirements on charitable hospital organizations. Section 501(r)(3) requires a hospital organization to conduct a comprehensive Community Health Needs Assessment (“CHNA”) at least once every three years and to make the CHNA widely available by placing it on the hospital’s web site.
It's other purpose is to provide the hospital with a document that highlights the data findings, outlines key needs in the hospital’s service area, and provides direction and opportunities for action through the adoption of an implementation strategy to meet those needs. This CHNA looks at health status, barriers to care, and other demographic and social issues affecting people and organizations throughout Calhoun and Gilmer counties and is intended to help improve the health of the area’s residents. To view click Community Needs Assessment