Discharge Information

Discharge Information

Your doctor will determine when you are ready to go home. Prior to your discharge, a team member will speak with you regarding arrangements for post-hospital care and support services. CMH and our social workers work closely with area nursing homes and service agencies to ensure a smooth continuum of care.

Discharge Instructions:

Your doctor and your nurse will give you instructions about post-hospital care. If you have questions about your medications, diet, activities, or other matters, please be sure to ask.


If your doctor prescribes medication for you to take following discharge, it can be filled at a local pharmacy of your choice.

Transportation Services:

When you are ready to leave, a member of our staff will escort you to your vehicle. If a family member or friend is unavailable to assist you, CMH does provide Care-A-Van transportation service, if available, free of charge, for patients living within a 17-mile radius of the hospital.

Special Services:

  • Lifeline - Lifeline is an emergency response system, sponsored by the CMH Auxiliary. Lifeline connects to your home telephone line and enables you to call for emergency assistance by pressing a button worn around your neck or wrist. Subscribers are charged a nominal monthly fee.

  • Swing Bed Transitional Care - Our Medicare-approved Swing Bed program allows for skilled, short-term rehabilitative services where patients recuperate in a comfortable, friendly, caring atmosphere—right here at CMH—close to home and loved ones.

  • Social Services - A registered nurse or social worker is available to assist you and your family with a wide variety of services: discharge planning needs, referrals to outside agencies for care or medical equipment, assistance with advanced directives, patient advocacy, and more.


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