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Swing Bed Care

Swing bed care involves a team approach to support patients moving towards health goals. When a patient no longer requires acute hospital care, they may qualify for a “Swing” bed. These patients remain in the hospital on the Medical/Surgical department, while they work hard to recover from illness or surgery. This time allows our team of experts to support the patient to function independently. The Case Manager, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Speech Language Pathologists, Registered Dietitian, Respiratory Care Practitioners, Pharmacists, Registered Nurses and Physicians work as a team to assure the patient in the Swing bed meets every goal set and is ready for discharge from the hospital. Northern Inyo Healthcare District is the only facility in the Eastern Sierra who provides Swing Bed services. If a person from our community has an admission to an out of area facility, they may qualify to come back to Bishop for Swing care.