Checking Out and Discharge

Planning Your Return Home – Discharge Protocol

Because the hospital admits and discharges many patients every day, your room will be assigned to another patient shortly after you leave. If you find that you may be delayed, please tell your nurse as early in the day as possible so that alternate arrangements may be made in preparing for new admissions.

In preparation for discharge, the staff will help you plan your return home. You will receive instructions about follow-up care, such as diet, medications, level of activity and follow-up appointments with your physician. A nurse and physician will review these instructions with you. Please be sure to ask them about any concerns you may have.

If you have any special needs such as home health care or home medical equipment, the case management department will assist you with these needs during the discharge process. Please call them at 775-799-7320 if you have any questions.