A hospital bed is available for patients who no longer require acute care, but still require skilled care. These patients are placed in a "Swing Bed" temporarily until they are ready to go home or until another suitable option is found. To qualify, patients must be receiving a daily skilled service and must have had a qualifying 3 day hospital stay. Medicare and some insurance plans reimburse fees for swing bed care. Mahnomen Health Center often admits patients from other hospitals needing this service whereby the patient can continue their progress closer to home.
Contact: Rita Moen - Social Services / Terri Bergerson - Director of Nursing