Hospital buys into SNF beds
Three floors of a Georgia hospital will be transformed into an 80-bed skilled nursing facility in a nearly $3 million plan approved by its board.
The shift will allow University Hospital in Summerville to provide a continuum of care under one roof, while giving it leverage in a competitive market.
The move also lets the hospital shift a share of its licensed beds from a standalone, underused facility, The Augusta Chronicle reported.
The move echoes those made by bigger industry players, who are looking at creative transformations.