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Patient responsibilities

Provision of information

You have the responsibility to provide, to the best of your knowledge, accurate and complete information about present complaints, past illnesses, hospitalizations, medications, and other matters relating to your health. You have the responsibility to report unexpected changes in your condition to your practitioner.

You have the responsibility to cooperate with all Crossing Rivers Health personnel caring for you and to ask questions if you do not understand any information given. Understanding health problems is important to the success of your treatment plan. You are responsible to make sure Crossing Rivers Health has a copy of your Power of Attorney for Health Care, if you have one. You are responsible for reporting whether you clearly comprehend a contemplated course of action and what is expected of you. Don’t hesitate to ask about the safety measures Crossing Rivers health has in place to protect you.

Compliance instructions

You are responsible for following the treatment plan recommended by the practitioner primarily responsible for your care. This may include following the instructions of nurses and allied health personnel as they carry out the coordinated plan of care, implement the practitioner’s orders, and enforce applicable hospital rules and regulations. You are responsible for keeping appointments and, when you are unable to do so for any reason, notifying the responsible practitioner or the hospital.

  • You are responsible to discuss pain relief options and a plan of care with your health care team.
  • You must recognize the impact your lifestyle has on your health.

Medical Center Rules and Regulations

You are responsible for following hospital rules and regulations affecting your care and conduct.

Respect and consideration

You are to be considerate of the rights of other patients, Crossing Rivers Health personnel and property, and encourage your visitors to do likewise.

Video Taping and Picture Taking

To ensure your privacy and safety, we ask all patients and visitors to be extremely cautious when using their mobile devices to document experiences in patient care areas at Crossing Rivers Health. Always respect the privacy and rights of others. Realize that recording videos or taking pictures in patient care areas may be a violation of the law and could disrupt care.

Please do not take any photos or videos without the consent of everyone involved.

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