The Bakersfield Heart Hospital is a 47 bed cardiac specialty hospital dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease, bringing together the most highly skilled health professionals, the finest facilities and the newest equipment.
A Case Manager is a Registered Nurse (RN) who is assigned to assist in your care while hospitalized. Your Case Manager will review and follow your care, and consults with your care providers to ensure the care program prescribed by your physician(s) is being implemented. The Case Manager is responsible for coordinating resources that may need to be scheduled or obtained outside of the hospital, such as, home health, medical equipment needs, and inpatient or outpatient rehabilitation.
We request physicians to issue discharge orders prior to 11:00 a.m. This provides the Case Manager adequate time to prepare for your continuing care and for you to arrange for transportation home. You will not be discharged until arrangements for your continuing care are made.
Final instructions will be given in your room prior to discharge-it is essential you understand your continued care program, including special instructions, follow-up doctor visits, medications, and lifestyle recommendations. The Business Office may contact you prior to your discharge if additional information is needed. Your care partner will transfer you from your room to your vehicle at the time of discharge.