Your physician determines when you are well enough to leave the hospital and writes the discharge order. We suggest you send flowers and gifts home, and discuss arrangements for your hospital bill with the financial counselors the day before discharge, if possible. These arrangements will make the morning of your dismissal easier.
When the doctor has notified you that you may leave the hospital, ask the nurse to start your dismissal process. Checkout time is before noon. There is no charge for your day of dismissal, but if you are discharged after noon, you will receive an additional charge that insurance companies may not pay.
Please have your personal belongings ready to go when the Host comes to your room to escort you to the main lobby. You should advise the person taking you home to bring the car to Saint Francis Hospital South’s main entrance.