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Your Discharge

When your doctor decides you are ready to leave the hospital, a discharge order will be written. You may want to make arrangements with a family member or friend to help you when it's time to go home. Please check with your nurse regarding how soon to call family/friends for transportation. There are occasions when patients need additional treatment or care after they are discharged from the hospital. Discharge Planners and Case Managers are available to assist you in making additional plans for care.

Personal Belongings

Collect all of your belongings and double-check closets and drawers. If you have anything stored in the hospital safe, call the admitting office at extension 1103 and a staff member will bring your belongings to you.

Discharge Instructions

Your doctor and your nurse will give you written instructions about post-hospital care. After your nurse has completed all necessary paperwork, you will be ready to be discharged. If you have questions about your diet, activities or other matters, please be sure to ask.

Escort Service

When you are ready to leave, a member of the hospital staff or a volunteer will escort you to the front entrance and help you into the car.

Home Health Care and Supplies

The hospital Discharge Planners and Case Managers will make available to you a patient choice booklet that allows you to make informed decisions regarding the providers of post-hospital care. Telephone extension 1459 for a copy of the booklet or additional information.