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SwingBed Program

After surgery or hospitalization, some patients require additional care and transfer into a nursing home or rehabilitation facility to help improve their physical functioning. At Pawhuska Hospital, we can “swing” you from the hospital into our Swing Bed Program, which includes skilled nursing, physical rehabilitation and other services based on your treatment plan. Even if you were hospitalized elsewhere, you can transfer to the Swing Bed Program at Pawhuska Hospital, bringing you closer to your family.

Who Qualifies for Swing Bed

Patients who would benefit from Pawhuska Hospital’s Swing Bed Program are those who have already been in the hospital for at least 3 days but require additional nursing care and/or rehabilitation services on a daily basis. Stays usually last from one to three weeks.

Examples of patients that would be appropriate for our program are:

  • those needing care after orthopedic surgery, such as joint replacement or fractures
  • patients needing to continue or complete IV therapy
  • patients recovering from an accident, injury or illness
  • post-surgical patients

What to Expect

Our focus is to improve your functional, nutritional and medical health so you can return home. Our team of doctors, nurses, rehabilitation therapists (physical, occupational, and speech), along with a social worker, dietitian and case manager will work with you, your family and your physician to create a customized treatment plan designed to help achieve your treatment goals.

Why Choose Pawhuska Hospital

  • Low patient to nurse ratio
  • Readily available physicians
  • Physical, occupational, speech and respiratory therapists
  • In-house 24-hour emergency care
  • In-house laboratory and imaging
  • Close to your home, family and friends

Recover from your illness or injury close to home in the comfortable, healing environment of Pawhuska Hospital.

Post Op Recovery

At Pawhuska Hospital we offer excellent postoperative care. Our meticulous staff carefully monitors each patient to prevent complications such as infection, promote healing of the surgical incision and return each patient to good health. We understand that effective pain management is critical to a successful surgical recovery and work to ensure you are comfortable.

A postoperative rehabilitation team may include:

  • respiratory therapist
  • physical therapist
  • occupational therapist
  • speech therapist
  • social worker

Our attentive physicians and highly trained nursing staff round out Pawhuska Hospital’s postoperative team. We will be with you every step of the way to make your recovery as quick and painless as possible.