In 2007, Liberty Medical Center began operating as a 25-bed Critical Access Hospital (CAH). Critical Access Hospitals provide essential services to a community and are reimbursed by Medicare on a “reasonable cost basis” for services provided to Medicare patients.
The CAH program was designed to improve rural health care access and reduce hospital closures. The reimbursement that CAH receives is intended to improve their financial performance and thereby reduce hospital closures.
Liberty Medical Center is certified for 25 extended care beds or “Swing Beds.” Patients may be transferred from a hospital bed to a swing bed for a period of continued care based upon medical need.
Rural Health Clinic
Liberty Medical Center-Clinic is the rural health clinic of Liberty Medical Center and is staffed by one full-time Primary Care Physicians, one part-time Primary Care Physician, one full-time Family Nurse Practitioner (NP), and one full-time Physician Assistant (PA).
Our Physicians are Board Certified by the National Academy of Family Practice. Our Nurse Practitioner is Board Certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and our Physician Assistant is Board Certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.
Many specialists also see patients at the clinic, including specialists in Oncology, General Surgery, Cardiology, ENT / Otalaryngologist, Podiatry, and Orthopedics. Licensed staff consists of RN's, LPN's, and CNA's.