The staff at St. Elizabeth Medical Center believes that a well-planned
discharge is essential for a successful recovery. With the help of your
physician, the Case Manager/ Social Worker will coordinate arrangements
for your post hospital care.
These plans begin within one working day, or as soon as possible, after you
are admitted. Our staff may visit your bedside or contact your family during
your stay to determine your needs. Your physician will discuss with you your
discharge from the Medical Center. When you are notified of the discharge,
make arrangements for a family member or a friend to accompany you home.
Generally, discharge occurs prior to 11 a.m. Upon discharge, patients (and family) can select
their physician, home care provider, and provider of durable medical equipment.
The Case Management/ Social Services staff can be reached at 798-8135 or
798-8440 Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. A Case Manager/
Social Worker is available on weekends and off-shift hours, and can be
contacted through the operator.
If for any reason, you do not feel you are ready to leave the Medical Center,
you have the right to appeal your discharge. You can find information about
appealing a discharge in the Hospital Admission Notice given to you upon
admission. Please ask your nurse or doctor if you have any questions about
appealing a discharge.