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 40 bed long-term care facility, a rural health clinic, visiting nurse services, emergency ambulance service, physical and occupational therapy, 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
  • 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 three family practice physicians, a family nurse practitioner and a physican’s assistant. In addition, visiting specialists have monthly courtesy medical privileges and provide services in the areas of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics and Cardiology.

West River Health Services is a nationally recognized rural health care organization located 45 miles east of Bowman in Hettinger. A 13 physician, multi-specialty group practice, 13 advanced practice providers and 7 visiting specialists independently providing professional services in a modern rural health care system.


Bowman Clinic and Scranton Clinic are two of the six 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