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Inpatient Services – Swing Bed


OCH of Gravette

Associated Physicians

  • David Tucker, MD
  • Stephen Morrison, MD
  • Nancy Jones, MD

Description of Service

The Swing Bed Program is a unique service that allows a Critical Access Hospital (CAH) to provide an extended care option for individuals who have recovered from an illness or injury and no longer need to be in an acute care hospital setting, but are not able to care for themselves at home.

OCH utilizes a physician-led and multi-disciplinary team approach to develop an individualized treatment plan based on each patient’s needs. Our goal is to maximize patient independence and assist patients in returning to their previous level of functioning. The staff provides support and education to help patients and families throughout the rehabilitation and recovery process.

Staff and physicians meet weekly to review patients’ progress toward their goals. Progress reports are provided to patients, family, referring physicians and the referring facility. Patients and families are encourages to attend team meetings associated with the specific patient.

Nursing Services

  • Personalized nursing care
  • Pain Management
  • IV Therapy
  • Trach Care
  • Feeding tubes
  • Dialysis- Hemodialysis/ Peritoneal
  • Extended Antibiotic Therapy Behavioral Services
  • Psychology
  • Lab Services
  • End of Life Care
  • Care coordination and transportation
  • TPN/Procalamine Infusions Restorative aide for maintaining level of function
  • Inpatient Physician
  • Installation vacs
  • Abdominal fistulas
  • Complex wound care
  • Wound vacs

Case Management & Social Services

  • Discharge planning
  • Community resources
  • Mental health and behavioral health problems
  • Advanced directive information
  • Level 2 Pass assessment-for long term care
  • Social services and activities
  • Health Care POA/Healthcare Proxy

Therapy Services

  • Physical, occupational and speech therapy
  • Modified Barium Swallow Study
  • Stroke rehabilitation
  • Decline of functioning following acute illness

 Dietary Services

  • Registered Dietician consults upon admission
  • Nutritional therapy
  • Health education
  • Newly diagnosed diabetic education

Radiology/Lab Services

  • Completely digital (CT, Ultrasound, MRI)
  • Low wait time/fast turnaround time
  • Full laboratory services

Cardiopulmonary Services

  • Stress tests
  • Sleep study
  • Bipap, Cpap, Halter monitors and High Flow O2
  • New trachs

Contact Information

Inpatient Services – Swing Bed

  • Phone: 479-344-6420
  • Fax: 479-344-6730
  • Shannon Robertson, LPN
  • Dawn Gwin

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