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Swing Bed Program
Here at Ochiltree General Hospital, we are proud to offer a Swing Bed Program designed to assist patients in reaching their highest potential for health and independence prior to returning to their home. Our program is ideal for patients who require skilled physical therapy, IV medication therapy, wound care, or other skilled care services.

What is Swing Bed?

Swing-bed is a service that rural hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) with a Medicare provider agreement provide that allows a patient to transition from acute care to Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) care without leaving the hospital. This allows a patient to continue receiving services in the hospital even though acute care is no longer required.

Perks of Swing Bed at OGH

  • Private room

  • Personalized care

  • Ancillary services on site

  • On-site emergency services 

  • No PCP? We have Doctors Accepting New Patients

  • Recover closer to home

The Ochiltree General Hospital Swing Bed Program helps you transition your recovery from the hospital to your home. No matter where you have your surgery or receive health care, if you qualify for swing bed services, you can return home to Ochiltree General’s Swing Bed Program for rehabilitation or skilled nursing needs. The Swing Bed Program brings together a team of caring physicians, nurses, therapists, dietitians, a swing bed coordinator, and a social worker to help you meet your individual recovery goals.

  • Nursing care/education

  • Physical Therapy

  • Speech Therapy

  • Respiratory Therapy

  • Nutrition Services

  • Pharmacy

  • Social Work

  • Discharge planning

  • Long-term IV antibiotics

  • Wound Care

  • Rehab

Who Qualifies?

In order to qualify for Swing Bed Services a patient must meet the following requirements:

  • Have had 3 consecutive nights in an acute care bed in the last 30 days

  • Have an ongoing diagnosis and needs that require skilled care as defined by Medicare     

  • Swingbed is covered by Medicare Part A and some private insurance plans

  • The length of stay in Swing Bed is dependent upon individual patient needs and progress.
    Average length of stay is 7-10 days.

For More Information
For more information on the Swing Bed Program at Ochiltree General Hospital, please contact Swing Bed Manager Ashley Boyd at
806-648-7932 or  

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