St. James Parish Hospital provides care for patients who require daily skilled services. Our Skilled Nursing Program combines healthcare experience, expanded medical resources and compassionate care to treat our patients.
Patients being cared for at St. James Parish Hospital have direct access to all of our medical departments. Our team is staffed by experienced physicians, nurses, certified nursing assistants, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, certified therapy assistants and a Nurse Practitioner. We work together to achieve each patient’s specific healthcare goal through compassionate, competent care while doing our best to make each patient’s stay as pleasant, comfortable and close to home as possible.
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Skilled care, often referred to as “swing bed” services, offers a higher level of care for patients who are not quite ready to return home or to an alternate facility due to a medical condition, injury or surgery. Skilled patients often need daily, high-level services such as extensive rehabilitation, IV antibiotics or wound care.