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:
- Your Rights
- Special Needs
- Questions About Your Bill
- Access to Medical Records
- Information on Medicare
- Health Care Proxy
- Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders
- Maternity Information
- Domestic Violence Information
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
- While in the hospital, you have the right to request
to be removed from the hospital list of current
patients. This prevents the general public from knowing
that you are a patient with us.
- The hospital does have the right to disclose your
medical information for treatment, payment, as required
by law, and in other limited situations.
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
- For assistance with advance directives speak to your
health care team.
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
- If you have a concern or conflict, please tell a
member of your hospital care team, or contact an Ethics
Committee member directly by dialing “9” on your in-room
telephone and asking an operator to connect you.