Going Home

Leaving the Hospital

So that we may prepare your room for the next patient, we ask that you plan to leave the Hospital no later than 11:00 am. Your doctor will write a discharge order on your medical record and discuss your release and subsequent treatment with you. A family member or friend should stop at the nursing station on your floor and ask the unit secretary to arrange your discharge.

Planning Your Discharge

Planning for follow-up care-whether for assistance at your home or for transfer to another type of facility-is coordinated by the Case Management Department with a multi-disciplinary approach which involves the patient, family, physician and nursing staff. To contact a case manager, dial extension 3608.

Patient Questionnaire

We are constantly striving to improve our services and we depend on you to let us know how we're doing. You can help by taking just a few minutes to fill out the patient questionnaire mailed to your home. Your response will help us to better serve you, your family, friends and neighbors and to acknowledge those who are doing a good job.

Before You Leave - Have you...

  • packed everything you brought with you?
  • told your nurse you have valuables in the safe?
  • planned transportation for an 11:00 am discharge?
  • checked with your physician about special instructions and follow-up visits?
  • taken your prescriptions?