Discharge Planning & Referring

Case Management

Case management is a collaborative process, with physicians and other ancillary departments working with the case manager to assess, plan, implement, coordinate, monitor and evaluate the options and services required to meet patients’ healthcare needs.

Discharge Planning

The case manager assesses the patient for discharge needs at the time of admission and throughout the hospital stay. Working with the patient, family and medical team, the discharge plan is outlined and communicated to the next-care providers upon discharge. Discharge planning referrals are made upon receipt of a physician order or verbal request of a patient or family.

Physician Communication

All patients receive an after-visit summary that details the discharge plan. Some items included on the after-visit summary include:

  • Diagnosis
  • Discharge instructions regarding medications and follow-up appointment
  • Name of home health agency
  • Name of durable medical equipment agency

Contact Information


Driscoll Children’s Hospital
3533 S. Alameda Street
Corpus Christi, Texas 78411
Phone: (361) 694-4347
(800) DCH-LOVE or (800) 324-5683

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