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Your Discharge from Valley Medical Center

At Valley Medical Center, we begin discharge planning when you are admitted. Your personal discharge plan should begin even earlier. Plan to have someone drive you home from the hospital and to your first post-surgery doctor visit. Depending on your insurance, you may be eligible for home nursing visits, Meals on Wheels, and other patient services.

If you need assistance making arrangements for help at home or a place to stay, tell your nurse as soon as possible. Before you leave the hospital, your doctor and nurse will give you specific written instructions on how to care for yourself at home and will answer any questions you may have.