Skilled Nursing

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The Right Move

The skilled nursing unit (SNU) at Hutchinson Regional is designed for patients who no longer require acute medical care but need further assistance before being discharged. You won’t feel rushed as our certified staff helps you regain strength for your return home.

You may be moved to the SNU for a variety of reasons, including rehabilitative therapy, work to improve or restore mobility or balance, administration of IV medications or assistance with changing sterile dressings.

We’re here to help you get well

We’ve assembled a team of skilled caregivers. Most patients in the skilled nursing unit have fully recovered and no longer require daily visits by a physician or specialist. Your physician or the doctor on call is always available, however, if needed.

You’ll continue to receive respiratory, physical or occupational therapy as prescribed by your doctor. We encourage you to wear comfortable clothing such as t-shirts, sweats, shorts, workout pants and tennis shoes during therapy sessions.

And point you home

Most patients stay in the SNU five to seven days. Your length of stay will vary depending on the level of skilled care you need. Our team approach means everyone involved in your care will observe and carefully evaluate your progress daily to ensure you’re ready to be on your own before you’re discharged.

For questions about skilled nursing, ask to speak to the care management nurse or contact Charles Erdman, R.N., interim director of patient care services, at