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Louisville VA Medical Center

Discharge Procedures

Early during your stay, your health care team will talk to you about your after hospitalization care needs, anticipated discharge date, and how to receive your follow-up care.

Skilled Discharge Planning Nurses will develop a discharge plan with you and the health care team that will address post hospitalization care and equipment needs.

If supplies are needed at time of discharge, the discharge nurse will review them with you. If medication is prescribed, it can be picked up at the outpatient pharmacy as you leave the hospital.

Skilled social workers are available to assist you with unanticipated discharge needs and referrals to long term care settings.

If you are on a special diet, a dietitian will counsel you and your family on how to follow your diet at home.

Please verify with outpatient pharmacy prior to leaving facility that you have received all prescribed medications and supplies as wound care, tube feedings, ostomy supplies, and some medications may be packaged separately.

Lost and Found

If you have lost any personal items during your stay, tell your health care team.

Survey of Healthcare Experience of Patients

You may be contacted for feedback about your stay shortly after your discharge. Your comments will help us to continue to meet our goal of providing quality health care to our veteran patients and family. It is important that we have your correct phone number at time of discharge, especially if you will not be going to your own home.

For additional information about this survey and other tools, please visit our Customer Service page.