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Authors

  1. Barone, Melanie MSN, RN, CNML, CCRN
  2. Miller, Jeremy MSN, RN, PCCN
  3. Long, Meredith Sumi MSN, RN, PCCN, CNML
  4. Buckles, Jenny MSN, RN-BC
  5. Hain, Patricia MSN, RN, NE-BC, FACHE
  6. Dubovsky, Alan MBA
  7. High, Heidi MBA, RN
  8. De La Cruz, Pamela MRN, RN-C
  9. Williams, Marleen BSN, RN, MSNRN
  10. Coleman, Bernice PhD, ACNP-BC, FAHA, FAAN

Abstract

This column presents the development of a Departure Lounge at Cedars Sinai Medical Center as a mechanism to assist in addressing capacity constraints. Departure lounges have been presented as an option to improve hospital throughput by providing a safe space for discharged patients to wait once medical and nursing care has been completed.