Swing Bed Program

Sometimes a patient has improved to the point of no longer needing acute hospital care, but is not quite ready to return home. Swing Beds are designed for patients who have been hospitalized, for a minimum of 3 days here or at another facility, but need further care before they are ready to go home or to another care setting. The term SWING means that the hospital may clarify beds for acute care or skilled care.

Swing Bed patients are here to receive such services as physical or occupational therapies, long term IV antibiotics, specialized wound care and other skilled services. Patients also receive therapeutic recreation while in the Swing Bed program.


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Marshall County Hospital is the result of years of work and planning by the citizens of Marshall County. The first hospital opened in 1964 and our new facility became operational in 2009. A staff of 25 physicians offer professional medical care. In selecting one of our physicians, you can be assured of quality healthcare, and should you require hospitalization, be confident that the resources and services of this progressive healthcare organization are available to you. Approximately 250 employees staff the Marshall County Hospital and Ambulance Service.