Implement a System-Wide Swing Bed Program Strategy

Swing bed programs are an essential service for hospitals and the rural communities that they serve. But we know many Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) affiliated with Health Systems, and the Health System themselves, face challenges related to fully optimizing the CAH swing bed program.

By collaborating with rural hospitals and CAHs, Stroudwater is uniquely positioned to significantly improve these processes with our evidence-based approach for swing bed optimization and growth at both the local and system level.

With a multi-faceted approach, CAHs can improve patient outcomes, keep care local, and prevent re-admission. At the same time, your Health System can coordinate care at multiple levels, minimize patient leakage, and maximize reimbursement.

Our Approach Centers Around:

Meeting the hospital and/or system where they are in their swing bed journey

Keeping the patient, their quality of life, and safety at the center of all we do

Providing expert clinical and quality consultants as trusted advisors

Swing Bed Quality, Outcomes, & Opportunities

Integrated with Stroudwater’s Clinical Consultant team, our Data & Analytics team drives efficiency and increases profitability with innovative, cloud-based products. Our Swing Bed applications allow Health Systems and CAHs to easily view relevant information, key findings, as well as access Swing Bed Program benchmarks throughout the state. With this information, hospital leaders can inventory the care delivery of inpatient post-acute skilled services available at each rural hospital and use this information to define, expand, and market their services to regional referral partners.

Swing Bed Gap Analysis

Swing Beds provide an essential inpatient skilled level of service for rural communities. To help hospitals optimize their clinical programs and evaluate the use of available resources, Stroudwater has developed the Swing Bed Gap Analysis program.

Swing Bed Quality Reporting Program

As leaders in rural healthcare, we have partnered with national researchers to provide the first Quality Improvement web application to help Critical Access Hospitals manage, track and benchmark post-acute measures.

The Swing Bed Program Team

How KCHS Improved Outcomes for its Swing Bed Patients

Working with Stroudwater, KCHS staff made changes that put mobility front and center for staff, patients, and families during the healing process. The best practices that KCHS staff employed to emphasize mobility to patients and increase collaboration among rehab and nursing staff helped hospitals achieve their goals and improve outcomes for swing bed patients. Learn more about Stroudwater’s collaboration with Kearney County Health Services, a Critical Access Hospital.

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