During Your Stay

Going Home

When you are ready to go home, you will take along our best wishes for good health.

If you are being discharged:

  • Your physician has determined you are ready to be discharged and will write a discharge order on your chart.
  • Your physician may discuss your departure and post-hospital instructions with you, as will one of our nurses.
  • You may be discharged directly from your room or you or your representative may go to the business office to confirm financial arrangements. Once financial arrangements have been satisfied, you are ready to leave.

Before leaving, please check your room, bathroom, closet and bedside table to make sure you haven't left behind any personal items. If you need assistance with discharge planning, talk to your nurse for information on self-care, or have her contact our care coordinators for other assistance.

Within a couple of weeks after your discharge, you may receive a call or a mailed survey from National Research Consultants. This is the company that conducts our patient satisfaction surveys. Patients are selected at random. Please do not hesitate to answer all questions honestly, whether you were pleased of displeased with the care you received. We value our patients' comments. You may also receive a questionnaire from a specific department or service area if you were an outpatient.