Inpatient Services
If you are receiving inpatient care, that means you are admitted to the hospital for treatment. You will receive around-the-clock comprehensive care from a medical team onsite during your stay. This often includes physicians, nurses, nurse assistants, respiratory therapists, PT/OT, clergy, and administrative staff. Your medical team works closely together to create a treatment plan that will get you healthy and home. Due to strides in healthcare and the outpatient setting, getting admitted to the hospital is usually reserved to severe illness or physical trauma.
Medicare Swing Bed Program
This Medicare program is for those patients who after an acute illness and minimum 3 day inpatient stay, are eligible to continue to receive sub-acute care in the hospital. For example, a patient is admitted for an acute illness, and after several days meets the criteria for discharge. However, the patient is still needing IV medication, wound care, and physical therapy. In an urban setting, this patient would likely receive home health or be transferred to a nearby rehab facility. In rural communities, those resources are not always available. Therefore, patients can continue to receive specialized care in the hospital, although they are medically stable. Qualifications for this service include:
– Medicare Part A or approved insurance plan
– Authorization by physician
– Daily need for skilled care
– Stable medical status
– 3 day hospital stay immediately prior to starting Swing Bed Program
Average patient stay in Swing Bed Program is 1-2 weeks. Consider a long-term care facility for needs lasting more than 40 days.
Care Services

Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy is a form of allied health prescribed to ease pain, regain strength and movement without the use of medication. Physical therapy also helps repair and prevent future sports injuries. Therapies can include massage, heat treatment, and exercise. Your therapist will create a detailed treatment regimen to safely achieve desired outcomes. Physical Therapy is common after a bodily injury; especially those that required surgery. PT can be done outpatient, inpatient, or at a skilled nursing facility depending on your condition.

EMS Service

Emergency Medical Services is your ambulance and paramedic service. This service allows licensed paramedics to treat and stabilize urgent medical needs outside the hospital, with the intent of transporting you to definitive care. You activate EMS services when you dial 9-1-1 in the event of a medical emergency. EMS services also have the capacity to transport you from a rural hospital setting to a higher level of care if needed.

Home Health Care

Home health care brings skilled medical care into your home. A licensed health professional will be assigned to you just as if you were in the hospital. If you are healthy enough to be home but still require frequent medical treatment upon discharge, members of your healthcare team will continue to execute your plan of care. You may receive home visits from a nurse, or physical, occupational, and/or speech therapists. Your team will communicate with your physician regularly and modify your medical orders as needed. Home Healthcare eliminates the burden of frequent travel to appointments while you are healing. Your home health team works alongside your family to help provide advanced care during your recovery.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy is used to assess, develop, or regain skills needed to live a physically productive life. Therapy often follows a prolonged physical or mental illness that impaired one's ability to execute activities of daily living and self care. Treatment plans may include relearning how to bathe, prepare food, write, get dressed, and manage all aspects of independent living. Occupational Therapy is most common after a neurologic injury such as stroke or traumatic brain injury. Your therapist will create a customized treatment plan based on patient deficits. Occupational Therapy is like physical therapy, but for your brain. OT can be done inpatient, outpatient, or at a skilled nursing facility depending on your condition.

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Respiratory Services

Respiratory Therapy Services

Respiratory Therapist is a specialized healthcare practioner trained in Emergency/Critical Care and
cardiopulmonary medicine. In the assessment and treatment of patients suffering from acute and
chronic critical conditions involving cardiac and pulmonary diseases. Today’s respiratory therapist have
demanding responsibilities in the care and treatment of patients and serve as a vital member of the
healthcare team.

North Runnels Hospital District Respiratory Therapy Services Department offers the following respiratory therapy services;

  • Aerosol Therapy – Cool & Heated
  • Oxygen Therapy
  • High Flow Oxygen Therapy
  • Aerosolized Medication Therapy
  • Chest Percussion
  • Arterial Blood Gas Analysis
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  • EKG
  • Incentive Spirometry
  • Pulmonary Function Testing
  • Peak Flow Testing
  • Pulse Oximetry
  • Positive Pressure Medication Therapy
  • Tracheostomy Care
  • BiPAP / CPAP application and management
  • Application and management of Life Support Systems (Ventilator/Respirator)