[Case Study] Conemaugh Meyersdale Medical Center Uses Swing Bed Tool to Simplify Data Collection, Maximize Insights, and Gain Instantaneous Multiple‐hospital Benchmarking
Conemaugh Meyersdale Medical Center (CMYMC), part of Duke LifePoint Healthcare, is a 20-bed rural Critical Access Hospital (CAH) located in Meyersdale, PA. Situated about 50 miles from Johnstown and 85 miles from Pittsburgh, the facility provides a wide variety of inpatient and outpatient services including emergency care, family and primary care, radiology services, pathology, physical therapy, respiratory therapy, ultrasound, post-acute care in the swing bed program, and a wound care center.
The hospital joined the CAH Swing Bed Outcomes Measures Project conducted by the University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center in partnership with Stroudwater Associates in April 2018 to simplify its swing bed data collection, maximize insights, and gain instantaneous multiple‐hospital benchmarking. More than 230 CAHs in 21 states currently participate in the program. The web-based tool developed by Stroudwater is the first and only tool dedicated to measuring Critical Access Hospital swing‐bed performance data.