Discharge

Discharge

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Before you leave the hospital, your physician will sign an official discharge order and you’ll be told about any medications, diet restrictions, activities or specialized care you’ll need at home.

One of our staff members will escort you, in a wheelchair if needed, to the Main Lobby where your friend or relative can pick you up. If you’re being discharged and need transportation, please tell your nurse or let the Social Services Department know and they'll make arrangements.

If you’re being discharged to a nursing home or rehabilitation center, your physician, nurse, the Social Work Services staff and case managers will help you and your family make a smooth transition so you'll continue to receive proper care.

Don't Forget…
If you stored any valuables in the hospital safe, please have your nurse call hospital security. If for any reason you didn’t give all of your insurance information to a Patient Access representative when you were admitted, check with the cashier’s office to close your account before you leave. If you or your family have questions about your care at home, please call the Social Work Services department or ask a nurse care manager.