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Leaving the Hospital

Discharge Times

Most patients leave the hospital before 11:00 AM. When you know the date that you will finish your hospital stay, please make arrangements with family or friends so that you may be able to leave by 11am, unless you and your health care team have agreed otherwise.


Bridging Care from Hospital to Home

Some patients who leave the hospital may require additional care before returning to their homes. We want to ensure that you make a safe and smooth transition from the hospital to your home. Sometime this transition may require that you receive care in a skilled nursing center or in a rehabilitation setting after you leave Baystate.


Your physician, nurses, and case management staff members can help you identify what setting will be best for you.