Discharge Services

At Granite Falls Hospital, we strive to improve patient outcomes and satisfaction with the discharge planning process.  Our goals include:

  • Make Discharge Program Patient Centered
  • Prepare the Patient (or caregiver) to take care of self, safety and appropriately at home through effective education
  • Reduce the likelihood that the patient will be readmitted or visit the ED.

The Discharge Advocate/Planner can:

  • Coordinate all discharge activities within the patient population
  • Facilitates team activities and discharge planning rounds with primary MD
  • Assess needs for services, equipment, supplies
  • Educates patient and family about condition, medication, post discharge plans, other treatments and follow up care ordered by the physician
  • Provide appropriate care referrals before discharge
  • Counseling regarding illness and its impact on the individual and their family

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