Southwest Healthcare Services is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing quality healthcare in southwest North Dakota and northwest South Dakota.

Our organization is comprised of six facilities which include a 23-bed critical access hospital, a 66 bed long-term care facility, a rural health clinic, visiting nurse services, emergency ambulance service, wellness center, 14 independent senior apartments and a new 12 unit assisted living facility.

Southwest Healthcare Service’s hospital is a 23-bed critical access hospital. The facility has achieved Level IV Trauma designation with physician staffed emergency services available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our hospital provides skilled care, which include the following areas:

  • 24 - Hour Emergency Room
  • Level IV Trauma
  • Surgical Services
  • Laboratory · Radiology
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Acute Care
  • Swing Bed
  • Pharmacy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Dietetic Service
  • Telemetry

Southwest Medical Clinic in Bowman provides the community with local access to a broad range of healthcare services.

Our professional healthcare practitioners consist of a family practice physician, general practice physician, a family nurse practitioner and a physican’s assistant. In addition, visiting specialists have monthly courtesy medical priviledges and provide services in the areas of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Audiology, and Orthopedics.

Additional services, such as, Cardiac Rehabilitation, Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Home Oxygen & Nebulizer Services, Bariatric Services, and Cosmetic Procedures are available at Southwest Medical Clinic.

West River Health Services is a nationally recognized rural health care organization located 45 miles east of Bowman in Hettinger. A 15 physician, multi-specialty group practice, 10 mid-levels and 9 visiting specialists independently provide professional services in a modern rural health care system.


Bowman Clinic and Scranton Clinic are two of the seven satellite clinics integrated within the West River Health Services organization. For more information:

List of Services:

  • Advanced Life Support Emergency Medical Services
  • Aesthetic Treatments
  • Business Health
  • Cardiac Rehab
  • Cardiac Stress Testing
  • Chemotherapy Administration
  • CLIA Laboratory
  • Community Education
  • Diabetes Education
  • 24 hour Emergency Room (ER) – Certified Staff in Trauma Care
  • Hospital – 25 Bed Critical Access
  • Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
  • IV Therapy
  • Medsurg Unit
  • Nurses – Certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Observation Care
  • Obstetrics Wing (OB)
  • Pediatric Care
  • Pharmacy
  • Radiology Services (CT scanner, MRI, Mammography, Bone Density, Nuclear Medicine, Ultrasound, General Radiology and Fluoroscopy)
  • Rehab Services (physical, occupational and speech)
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Surgical Services
  • Social Services
  • Stress Lab
  • Swing Bed
  • Telemedicine
  • WIC