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The Bridge to Home program at Pana Community Hospital can help if you've been discharged from a hospital but still need recovery time before going home.  Patients sometimes require additional rehabilitation and skilled nursing to ensure complete and safe recovery before returning home.  Patients often transfer from the hospital into a specialized rehab facility to help them improve their physical functioning.  


Bridge to Home is open to any qualifying patient wishing to recover at Pana near family and friends.  We offer the intimate comfort of a private room.  Our Bridge to Home program is a federally-approved swing bed program that allows small hospitals, like PCH to use regular patient rooms for this special care.


Whether you were first treated at PCH or elsewhere, we can BRIDGE your post-operative and acute care to skilled care, including physical rehabilitation and monitoring of your improvement.  


What does Bridge to Home offer?

  • Skilled Professional Nursing Services (Licensed RNs and LPNs only)
  • A team of skilled rehabilitation therapists provide services six days a week which
    can include Physical, Occupational, and Speech Language Pathology services
  • Social services
  • Activities director and programs
  • Spiritual care


Who is right for admission to Bridge to Home?

  • Orthopedic patients with recent joint repair or total replacement
  • Anyone who needs physical, occupational, or speech-language therapy
  • Those recovering from major surgery
  • Patients in need of post-hospitalization IV therapy
  • Patients who require management of diabetes, congestive heart failure,
    cancer treatments and other chronic conditions

Note:  Medicare recipients must have a 3 day inpatient stay before they are eligible for admission and have the potential to return home. 


For additional information on Pana Community Hospital's Bridge to Home program
call Lori Holthaus at 217-562-6378.