We begin planning for your discharge as soon as you are admitted to Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Needham. Your doctor determines when you are ready to leave the hospital and what type of follow-up medical care you will need. Your physician and your nurse will work closely with you and your family throughout your hospitalization to monitor your progress and plan for your discharge. At the time of discharge, your physician will arrange follow-up visits, prescriptions and instructions for post-hospital care. If you require post-hospital care, a case manager or social worker assigned to you will meet with you to assess your needs. Here are some questions you may want to think about before you leave:
Our Case Management Department is ready to assist you in planning for your discharge. Our physician referral service is also available to refer you to a member of the medical staff. Please call 781-453-3700 to connect with this service.