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