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June 13, 2019 | Posted by Community Relations

“Healthcare from the Heart” is Boyd Healthcare Service’s motto, and according to a recent swing-bed patient, it’s very appropriate.


Mary Frances Tunison chose Boyd’s swing-bed program after a recent surgery, when she wasn’t quite ready to care for herself at home. She mentioned that she knew our motto, and believes that the words hold true, “you can feel it in the care you receive”, stated Tunison.


Ms. Tunison wanted to share her positive swing-bed experience with the public.  During her interview, she frequently complimented the entire Boyd staff, but made special mention of Alma, Dena and Thelma on the IP floor.  She took notice to their compassion and dedication to her care.  “Boyd is like home.  I was taken care of by caring, prompt people who are even tempered.  The cleanliness standards are good, and every department I’ve encountered has been great”, Tunison said.


During Ms. Tunison’s stay, a nutritionist visited to speak about her normal diet, which she thought was remarkable.  She appreciated the effort the hospital put forth to make her happy and comfortable during her recovery.


Ms. Tunison’s experience isn’t unique, it’s a standard we set to give patients the highest recovery experience possible. During a typical swing-bed stay, patients can expect a private room, one on one nursing, access to an in-house physician and our Physical Therapy Department, and as Ms. Tunison stated, a nutritionist to cater to your dietary needs.


 For more information on swing-bed, please call Frank Dewitt at (217) 942-6946, ext. 1328.