515 Main Street, Olean, New York 14760
(716) 373-2600

Olean General Hospital

Sub-Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation

Olean General Hospital's  Subacute Inpatient Rehabilitation Program is designed for patients that need specialized rehabilitative care after an acute hospital stay for medical or surgical reasons. The goal is to allow patients to transition easily home after a hospital stay.

About Sub-Acute or "Swing Bed" Care

The notion of a "swing bed" program, otherwise known as sub-acute rehabilitation, is to provide a level of care for patients who have suffered a stroke, congestive heart failure, or are recovering from a surgery such as hip replacement.

Regardless of what the specific circumstances are, often these patients may have completed their acute hospital stay, but they may not be able to perform certain functions such as getting dressed, walk around, or tie their shoes. They may also still require nursing care. In the past, patients at Olean General Hospital who needed this level of care - known as sub-acute because it comes after the acute post-medical/surgical care - had to be transferred to another facility. This made circumstances harder on the patient, the family, and the physician. With OGH's sub-acute program, patients can "swing" from their acute care, directly into the sub-acute program without having to leave the hospital. This allows a continuity of care with the same medical records, physician, and hospital services available.

The ultimate purpose of the sub-acute program is to combine nursing and therapist care to help each patient meet goals for their recovery and ultimately return home.


Olean General Hospital’s Subacute Rehab Unit offers:

  • Skilled Nursing
  • Physical, Occupational, Speech,  and Respiratory Therapy
  • 24-hour diagnostic imaging
  • Laboratory
  • emergency room services
  • diabetes education
  • Immediate Response Team
  • Wound Care

With a highly skilled staff, a full range of services, new state-of-the-art facilities, and warm, caring environment conducive to healing and progress, Olean General Hospital is the ideal place for patients who live in the area and require sub-acute rehabilitative care.

What to expect

Following a thorough evaluation by the Hospital's team of nurses and therapists, coupled with the physician's input, a treatment plan will be customized to meet the patient's needs. Most patients need a combination of physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech/swallowing therapy as well as skilled nursing care. The plan will often incorporate leisure activities into the treatment plan, providing an integral link to resuming normal life back home.

For more information

Patients and family members who would like more information are invited to call (716) 375-4126.

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