When You Arrive
As you plan for your admission to Wayne Memorial Hospital, it’s helpful to know what to expect and what to bring. To ensure the admission process goes smoothly, please bring the following:
• a complete list of all medications you are currently taking, both prescription and over-the-counter
• any relevant insurance information, including Medicare and Medicaid cards, pre-certification, and a copy of your health insurance policy if you have an individual plan
• a photo ID, such as driver’s license or passport
• your Social Security card
• a list of telephone numbers where immediate family members can be reached
We do provide pajamas, slippers, a bathrobe, socks, and toiletries. However, you are welcome to bring your own personal items such as books, photographs, sleepwear, or anything that would make you more comfortable. Please know the Hospital does not assume responsibility for valuables, including medications, so these should be sent home as soon as possible. If this is not immediately possible, valuables may be kept temporarily in the Hospital safe until someone can take them home for you.
Please note that the use of cell phones is not permitted anywhere near patient care units.
When You Leave
Once your physician has discharged you, the nurse and the physician must make sure that you have clear direction on medications to take home, as well as any other instructions to continue your speedy recovery. You should be ready to leave within 2 hours of the physician notifying the nurse that you are ready to leave.
The patient care coordinators at Wayne Memorial Hospital are dedicated to seeing that your discharge is as timely and efficient as possible. They work closely with your healthcare team to ensure the most appropriate and safest discharge plan is in place to meet your continued care needs. Should your physician determine you would benefit from additional care when you are ready to leave, our patient care coordinators will assist you with services such as:
• Home Health Care
• Medical Equipment
• Nursing & Therapy Services
• Assisted Living
• Advance Directives
You will be given a list of agencies that provide the services your physician has ordered and when you have selected the agency, the patient care coordinator or social worker will forward all necessary information to continue your care.