When you are discharged, your physician provides a written release from the Hospital. Your nurse reviews with you any final instructions from your physician.
Inpatients can be discharged only after an order for discharge has been entered into the computer by the staff physician who must provide a discharge diagnosis. A RN may accept a verbal order to implement discharge.
You may contact the Financial Counselor before you go home to make arrangements for payment on your account. The counselor is available 8:00am to 4:00pm weekdays at 304-455-8012. At other times, the Admitting staff will be available to assist you.
A patient escort will accompany you from your room to the main entrance and will assist you with your personal items.