Helpful Information for Patients Leaving University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
Going home after a hospital stay is certainly something to look forward to. But the transition from hospital to home can be stressful. Your medical team will discuss your home-going plan with you and your family in advance of your discharge to help ensure a smooth process.
Discharge plans vary from individual to individual. Please alert your healthcare team to any concerns you have about going home as early as possible. For instance, if you may need transportation, let us know as soon as you can.
The Gerald Zlotnik Family Pharmacy, located at the UH Rainbow Center for Women & Children in midtown Cleveland, offers bedside medication delivery for families with children being treated at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital. This service provides bedside counseling prior to discharge and medication prescriptions delivered to the hospital room, so no extra trip to a pharmacy is needed.
Patient satisfaction surveys help us better understand our patients’ needs and improve our service to all patients. A survey may be mailed to your home once you have been discharged, and we would very much appreciate you taking a few minutes to complete it.
Patient & Family Education
University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital is committed to assisting patients and families with health goals, understanding disease and treatments and adjusting to lifestyle changes by providing information and encouraging participation in educational programs. Patient and family education is a shared responsibility between patients, families and caregivers. Your healthcare providers can address topics such as healthy lifestyles, risk-reducing behaviors, developmental needs, activities of daily living and preventive self-care. Please talk with your nurse about any patient education or discharge planning information you think you may need.