Patient Privacy

Your health information is personal and we are committed to fulfilling our legal obligation to protect the privacy of that information. Our Notice of Privacy Practices describes our legal duties and privacy practices concerning your health information. 

To read our privacy policy, click on one of the links below:


OUR DUTIES

The hospital is required by law to maintain the privacy of your health information and to provide you with this Notice of our duties and privacy practices. We are required to abide by terms of this Notice as may be amended from time to time. We reserve the right to change the terms of this Notice and to make the new Notice provisions effective for all protected health information that we maintain. If the hospital changes its Notice, we will provide a copy of the revised Notice by sending a copy of the Revised Notice via regular mail or through in-person contact.


COMPLAINTS

You have the right to express complaints to the hospital and to the Secretary of Health and Human Services if you believe that your privacy rights have been violated. You may complain to the hospital by contacting the hospital's Privacy Officer verbally or in writing, using the contact information below. We encourage you to express any concerns you may have regarding the privacy of your information. You will not be retaliated against in any way for filing a complaint.

PATIENT DIRECTORY

Unless you object, we may use your health information, such as your name, location in our facility, and your religious affiliation for our Hospital patient directory. The information about you contained in our Hospital patient directory will be released to people who ask for you by name. However, the information about your religious affiliation will only be disclosed to clergy members.


EFFECTIVE DATE

This Notice is effective September 1, 2013.