Patient Care Coordination
Although only a physician can authorize a hospital discharge, there are many healthcare professionals involved in the development of a personalized discharge plan. Antelope Valley Hospital nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists, dieticians, and pharmacists are all part of the discharge planning team. PCC case managers, discharge coordinators and social workers are also involved.
Because your discharge can involve a great deal of information and detailed instructions, PCC works to help you with this process. You will be assigned a case manager who will work with you to develop a specialized care plan based on your needs and condition.
Day of Discharge
When your physician decides that you are ready to leave the hospital, a discharge order will be written. Please remember to make arrangements in advance with a family member or friend to help you when it is time to go home.