Mercy Medical Center North Iowa

Skilled Nursing Unit

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  • Special or Extensive Services
    • Intravenous Feedings or Medications
    • Enteral Feedings
    • Surgical Wounds or Pressure Ulcer Treatments
  • Clinically Complex Services
    • Coordination of Care Interventions for Unstable Health Conditions
    • Assure Medical Safety and Prevent Complications
  • Rehabilitation
    • Occupational, Physical, and Speech Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy

Medicare Admission to Skilled Nursing Unit Qualifications

  • 3 Consecutive Overnights in Acute Hospital within Past 30 Days
  • Services Ordered by Physician
  • Medicare Part A (Hospital) Benefit and Available Days to Use.

Medicare Criteria for Skilled Nursing Care

  • IV Medications Daily
  • Frequent Nasopharyngeal/Tracheostomy Aspiration
  • Wound Management/Dressing Changes
  • Diabetic Insulin Changes
  • Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy
  • Frequent Medication Changes

Clinical Nurse Manager
Shelly Kingland, RN

Mercy Skilled Nursing Unit
910 North Eisenhower Avenue
Mason City, IA 50401
641-428-5240, or 800-433-3883, ext. 5240