Leaving Community Howard Regional Health

Dismissal

Your physician decides when you may be dismissed. Once he or she has done so, you should be notified in enough time to make arrangements for someone to pick you up. Please check all closets and drawers for personal items as you pack, and ask your nurse to retrieve anything which may have been placed in the facility's safe for you. When you are ready to leave, a volunteer or staff member will take you by wheelchair to the hospital entrance. Questions? Your nurse will outline dismissal steps for you.

Arranging Follow-Up Care

The Case Management/Social Services Department coordinates our hospital-wide discharge planning process, helping patients and their families arrange for appropriate post-hospitalization care. If your physician suggest that follow-up care would be wise for you, your doctor and the case manager will work together to help with placement that meets your needs. The Case Management/Social Services Department maintains current listing of providers for follow-up services.

Rehabilitation

 Community Howard Regional Health West Campus Speciality Hospital offers inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation for a variety of illnesses and injuries. Access to our West Campus Specialty Hospital and other rehabilitation programs can be arranged for you.

Home Care

An agreement between Community Howard Regional Health and Community Home Care provides access to home care services. The Case Management/Social Services Department can facilitate this care.

Extended Care

The Case Management/Social Services Department can provide you and your family with a list of facilities to meet your extended care needs.

Long-Term Acute Care

The Case Management/Social Services Department can provide you and your family with a list of facilities to meet long-term acute care needs.

For More Information

For further information about Medical Social Services or to receive specific help, contact us at 
765-453-8549 between 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday or e-mail us atmedsoc@howardregional.org.