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Your Rights as a Hospital Patient

We recognize and respect the human, civil, constitutional and statutory rights of every patient. The hospital supports your right to make decisions regarding your care, including the decision to stop treatment, to the extent permitted by law. All patients at our hospital receive a copy of Your Rights as a Hospital Patient in guide. The guide for more information on:

Confidentiality and Privacy

As a patient, you have a right to privacy and confidentiality.  It is the duty of all hospital employees and staff to keep private medical information that identifies you.

Advance Directives

With advance directives, such as a health care proxy or living will, you can make sure you get the care you want at a time when your medical condition does not allow you to make decisions.

Ethical Issues

Our hospital has an Ethics Committee that reviews your questions (or those of your family) on sensitive issues that include end of life care, conflicts in decision-making and cultural differences.