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Hospital Acute Care Beds

All 25 beds of Mercy Health-Love County are “swing” beds that may be used in any combination for either hospital “acute care” or skilled nursing facility care. Acute means the patient is a bed patient in the hospital because of a serious illness or injury that requires frequent monitoring by medical professionals but is expected to be temporary. Under terms of our licensure, after 96 hours, inpatients requiring further acute care must be transferred to a larger hospital in Ardmore, Gainesville, or beyond. Those whose conditions have improved may continue to be treated at Mercy Health-Love County as a skilled nursing patient. (See Hospital Skilled Nursing Beds)