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Skilled Nursing Facility

The Skilled Nursing Facility is a 20-bed unit located on NMMC's first floor. Primary diagnoses of eligible patients include, but are not limited to, orthopedic injuries such as simple fracture or joint replacements, general debilitation, post op cardiac surgery, stroke or brain injury.

The NMMC Skilled Nursing Facility is a Medicare certified facility. It is not a Medicaid certified facility. Private insurance companies vary from policy to policy. The rehabilitation case manager will verify benefits, pre-certify admissions and negotiate payment with the insurance company. If the patient has no insurance, our business office will help set up a payment plan or help to complete a charity application.

The Skilled Nursing Facility provides 24-hour nursing care, as well as physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, social services, recreational activities and respiratory therapy.

To be admitted to the unit, the patient must have experienced a recent hospital stay of at least three nights. Patients must be medically stable and require skilled care. The expected length of stay in the Skilled Nursing Facility is 14-21 days. Arrangements for follow-up care must be established prior to admission.

The Skilled Nursing Facility will serve persons who have functional limitations secondary to physical impairment and who have potential to participate in and benefit from a comprehensive skilled nursing/subacute rehabilitation program. This is determined by the pre-admission assessment completed on each patient referred to the Skilled Nursing Facility.

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David Richmond, M.D.: Earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology in 1992 from Marshall University in Huntington, W.V. He continued his education at Mountain State University in Beckley, W.Va., becoming a physician assistant in 1998. He worked as a physician assistant for several years before going to medical school. Dr. Richmond earned his medical degree in 2006 from St. Georges University in Grenada, West Indies. He completed an internship in 2007 at Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn, N.Y., and a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation in 2010 from Tufts Medical Center in Boston, Mass. He is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation. Dr. Richmond previously served as assistant clinical professor at Tufts University School of Medicine and practicing physical medicine and rehabilitation at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, MA. Dr. Richmond serves as the Skilled Nursing Facility's medical director.



Holli Sanders, ACNP, CFNP: Received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of North Alabama in Florence and a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. She worked as an Emergency Department and CareFlight nurse before completing her nurse practitioner training in acute care at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. She then completed nurse practitioner training in family practice at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. She joined the Skilled Nursing Facility in 2008. Sanders is board certified as both an acute care nurse practitioner and as a family nurse practitioner.


Visiting Hours

Visitors are encouraged to visit between 3-8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. One visitor can stay overnight with the patient.

What to Expect


To learn more, click here for what to expect during a Skilled Nursing Facility stay at NMMC.


Physician Referral

Referring providers may call (662) 377-7218 and fax medical records to (662) 377-4119 for the rehabilitation physician to review. The Rehabilitation Case Manager will notify you of the recommendation and admission time frame.

Ineligible patients include:

  • Patient on high flow oxygen (over 5 L/M or 40% via ventura trach mask)/frequent suctioning (every four hours)
  • Chest tubes/ventilator patients
  • Cardiac monitoring
  • Fever equal to or greater than 101.5 degrees in the last 24 hours
  • Pulmonary isolation
  • Ranchos level 3 or less
  • Patient greater than 350 pounds, unless requiring only minimal assistance with bed mobility and transfers
  • Hostile, aggressive, combative or disruptive patients
  • Patients receiving IV chemotherapy or continuous parenteral opiates
  • Direct admission from ICU/ER - must be out of the unit and medically stable for 24 hours
  • Patients with untreated chemical dependency addiction or mental illness which will preclude full participation in the skilled nursing and rehabilitation program
  • Pediatric patients
  • Dialysis patients

Rehabilitation case managers will coordinate evaluation and admission to the NMMC Skilled Nursing Facility.

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For more information, call (662) 377-4058.