Gundersen St. Elizabeth's Hospital
Our critical access hospital serves our neighbors of all ages in Wabasha, Alma and surrounding communities.
World-class care in southeast Minnesota
For 125 years, the community of Wabasha has relied on Gundersen St. Elizabeth's for healthcare services and treatments. Whether you need us for primary care, specialty services or emergency help, we’re available around the clock, every day of the week. Our skilled, compassionate team is committed to enhancing and adding services to deliver the care you need close to home.
Orthopedic care and joint replacement
Our cutting-edge robotics system helps our Orthopedic experts perform knee replacements with even greater precision and personalization. The CORI, the state-of-the-art technology revolutionizing orthopedic surgery, means a quicker recovery so you can get back to doing what you love.
'Swing bed' transitional care
Sometimes we need extra recovery time and rehabilitation after a hospital stay or surgery. This transitional care, known as "Swing Bed" under Medicare, can be the answer if you or a loved one no longer needs to stay in the hospital but still needs rehabilitation and/or nursing services before going home.
Gundersen St. Elizabeth's Swing Bed program provides a combination of independence, customization and skilled care. Our multi-disciplinary care team is focused on helping you achieve better health in a friendly and supportive environment.
Frequently asked questions
How do I qualify for Swing Bed?
You can recover in a Swing Bed program closest to you if:
- You spent at least 3 nights in a hospital within the past 30 days
- Your provider finds you need daily skilled care after your treatment in the hospital
- You have Medicare A or another hospital-based insurance with skilled care benefits
- You’re willing to participate in your care plan and make progress toward your goals
What services are included in Swing Bed?
Swing Bed services include:
How can I enroll in Swing Bed?
If you have questions about Swing Bed transitional care, including eligibility and coverage, call (651) 565-5566 to talk with our social worker.
This hospital is a department of Gundersen St. Elizabeth's Hospital and Clinics.
Community Development Foundation
It’s through your generosity that we’re able to maintain our long-term sustainability as a trusted neighbor and healthcare provider in our community. Your continued support enables us to invest in state-of-the-art medical equipment, expand services and adapt to the ever-evolving healthcare landscape. Together, we’re making a lasting impact and transforming lives.
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Patients & Visitors
If you’re visiting our care facilities or need help navigating our healthcare system, we’re here to help.
Whether it's a minor ailment or a major procedure, our team of dedicated professionals is here to provide compassionate care tailored to meet your unique healthcare needs.
Gundersen St. Elizabeth’s is a community. No matter what your role is, you’re part of something greater.