Memorial Hospital

Memorial Hospital


Memorial Hospital
300 North Columbia Avenue
Seward, NE 68434
Fax: 402-646-4596
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24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Serving Seward County for over 65 years, Memorial Hospital provides excellence in patient care enhanced through state of the art facilities and medical equipment. Memorial Health Care Physicians and visiting Specialist ensure accessibility to the medical care your and your family need.

Memorial Hospital provided Inpatient care at the acute and skilled care levels.

Acute Care

Memorial Hospital is a Critical Access facility located in Seward, Nebraska. Twenty-four beds are utilized for the inpatient care of patients who are ill or recovering from surgery.

Skilled Care

Skilled care (or "Swing-Bed" care) can be provided for a limited period of time following an acute stay due to an injury, illness or surgery. It is designed to be a short term and rehabilitative in nature. Services such as physical, occupational or speech therapy are examples of skilled services provided during such a stay.

Medicare, Medicaid and most insurance companies cover inpatient skilled care if specific criteria are met. In order to qualify for skilled swing bed coverage under Medicare and Medicaid, individuals must meet the following qualifications:

  • They must have had a 3-day acute inpatient hospital stay within the past 30 days.
  • The skilled care to be provided is related to the condition or illness treated during the recent acute care hospitalization.
  • They must have a need for skilled services.
  • They need to receive these services on an inpatient basis (versus as an outpatient).
  • A physician orders the skilled swing bed stay.

Memorial Hospital's Social Services Department facilitates skilled/swing bed services at the hospital.

For more information call 402-643-2971.