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Discharge Information

Discharge procedures can vary depending on the type of surgery for which you are scheduled. Please discuss with your doctor any special steps that you must take before admission.

Discharge time is 10:00 a.m.

When your physician tells you that you are ready to go home, the nurses will discuss ongoing care with you. If any prescriptions are required, they will be given to you on the night before discharge.

You have the right to receive a written discharge plan that describes the arrangements for any future healthcare that you may need after discharge. You may not be discharged until the services required in your written discharge plan are secured or determined by the hospital to be reasonably available. You also have the right to appeal this discharge plan.


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