Client Case Study

BHSH Spectrum Health West Michigan Reduces Swing Bed Utilization by 70% Using Lightbeam Analytics

According to recent estimates, swing bed agreements can cost as much as $57,000 per patient per stay. Using Lightbeam’s industry-leading analytics platform, BHSH Spectrum Health West Michigan, a division of BHSH System, identified and tracked swing bed usage, length of stay, and estimated costs to encourage appropriate use and assess the program’s performance over time. 

The outcomes were outstanding—BHSH Spectrum Health West Michigan drastically reduced swing bed utilization while promoting high-quality care, resulting in patients spending fewer days in the hospital, greater provider engagement, and significant savings. 

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OUTCOMES

  • 69% decrease in swing bed admissions 
  • 66% decrease in days of swing bed stays 
  • Estimated $570,000 in savings 
  • Greater provider engagement and education 

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