Discharge / Check-Out

The discharge team will work with the patients and/or families to be sure that our patients have the right level of care when they are discharged from the hospital. If necessary, the discharge team will coordinate long term care, home health care, hospice care, community support and rehabilitation care upon discharge.

If you have questions about your discharge before or during your stay, the nursing staff or social services are available to assist you.

Before you leave the hospital, your doctor will write instructions for your care including diet, bathing and activity restrictions. The instructions will include a note about when your doctor would like to see you next. You’ll also receive any prescriptions for medications you might need at home, which you may fill at any pharmacy. A discharge summary will be given to you before you leave the hospital. A member of our staff will escort you to the hospital entrance and help you into the car.