Ask Carolyn – Your Swing Bed Questions Answered

Speaker: Carolyn St.Charles, RN, BSN, MBA – Chief Clinical Officer
Date & Time:
July 24, 2020 at 12pm CT


Swing bed regulatory requirements continue to be confusing or difficult to implement for many hospitals.  This occurs in part because the  requirements for acute patients are different than those for a swing bed patient, including requirements for admission, assessment, care planning and discharge. 

This is compounded by the fact that most of the time swing bed patients are co-mingled with acute care patients.  The webinar will tackle your most frequent questions and provide practical solutions for implementation.

If you have a question you would like to be discussed, please send to:


Upon completion of the webinar, the participant will be able to:

  1. Identify at least one (1) process in the participant’s swing bed program that may not be meeting regulatory requirements
  2. Identify at least two (2) ways to improve participant’s swing bed program to meet regulatory standards

Fun Fact:

As of January 2020, there were 1,355 CAHs Critical Access Hospitals in the United States.  Approximately 88% have a swing bed program.