Inpatient Care

Riverside Medical Center offers both acute care for short term stays and skilled nursing care (Swing Bed) for extended care. Our Case Management Department can assist with determining eligibility and insurance coverage.

Acute Care

Riverside Medical Center is a critical access hospital licensed for 25 beds. We care care for and treat the following illnesses/conditions in all private rooms.

  • Pneumonia
  • COPD
  • Cardiac Conditions
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • General Surgery and Colon/Rectal Surgery and Post operative care
  • Diabetic Conditions
  • Dehydration
  • Cellulitis
  • Urinary Tract Infections
  • And more..


Skilled Care (Swing Bed Services)

Skilled care if for those patients whose health problems are too complicated for home care or assisted living after a qualifying hospital stay. A qualifying hospital stay is defined as a hospital stay meeting acute criteria for 3 midnights.  The patient must then be qualified as being in need of skilled care. RMC Case Management can assist in this process.

Services Offered

  • Skilled Nursing - including IV therapy, PICC line/Midline insertion and care.
  • IV or tube feedings
  • Wound Care
  • Nasopharyngeal and tracheotomy suctioning and care
  • Insertion and irrigation of sterile catheters
  • Rehabilitation services including Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy
  • Social Services and Case Management
  • Patient and/or family teaching; dietary education, disease process/management of conditions.


For more information, contact Debbie Seal RN, BSN  at 985-839-4431 or dseal@rmchospital.com

Our Mission
The mission of Riverside Medical Center is to provide high quality health care services in a safe, compassionate and cost efficient environment to the residents of Washington Parish and the surrounding area.
Riverside Medical Center
Address:   1900 Main Street
                   Franklinton, Louisiana
                   70438-3688

Phone:      (985) 839-4431
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