Your physician will determine when you will be medically ready to be discharged. He or she will alert other members of the health care team that you are ready to go home and the services you will need to have in place before your discharge. Your nurse will review your discharge instructions and your medications. You will be given a written copy of these instructions to use as a reference at home. Our preferred discharge time is 11 a.m. However, there are times when due to the patient’s condition and/or required treatment that discharge may be at a later time.
An associate or a volunteer may escort you to the front door. There will be a wheelchair available should you require one. Please have your family member or friend drive up to the door of the hospital to pick you up. If there are any financial issues incomplete at the time of discharge, you will be asked to call the financial counselor at ext. 1510 or 1511 before you leave the hospital.