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Swing Bed
Patient Care

CHI St. Alexius Health Devils Lake Hospital's Swing Bed Program allows patients who need a few more days of less intensive care or therapy to remain right where they already are—in their hospital room without a transfer. Whether you need physical therapy, occupational therapy or extra recovery time, the Swing Bed Program ensures patients will have the comfort and quality care of staying in the same facility with the same doctors, nurses and therapists. Patients hospitalized in a facility away from home may also be transferred back to CHI St. Alexius Health Devils Lake Hospital for their swing bed stay.

Who qualifies for Swing Bed services?
Patients who have a history of at least a three day acute-care stay within the last 30 days. The patient's care provider must also determine that there is a need for additional monitoring and/or therapy.

Medicare, Medicaid, and many private insurance companies will cover swing bed care. The swing bed coordinator will work with you to make all of the necessary arrangements and answer any of your questions.


  • Skilled nursing care for wounds
  • IV therapy
  • Physical, speech and occupational therapy
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Social services and activities
  • Ancillary service (lab, x-ray, respiratory therapy)
  • Discharge planning

Contact Us
For more information on services provided through our Swing Bed Program or for admission coordination, please contact the Swing Bed Coordinator or the Patient Care Manager at 701-662-2131.