Discharge

On the day you are dismissed the physician will authorize your discharge. He/she will explain the details of your release and follow up care. Following the physician’s approval, the discharge process has many steps. The Care Management staff may also assist in planning for your discharge needs. We strive to make it as efficient as possible, yet with attention to making your transition to home or the next level of care as safe and informative as possible. We ask your patience as we tend to those needs.

On the day you are scheduled to be dismissed, please plan to leave as soon as the details of the discharge process are completed so that we can prepare your room for an incoming patient. Family or friends may park temporarily under the canopy at the hospital’s main entrance. A staff member or volunteer will escort you by wheelchair to your ride.