You and Your Hospital
From physicians and pharmacists to environmental services technicians and dieticians, a team of committed professionals is working every hour of every day to make sure your hospital provides the best, safest patient care possible.
But even when you go to the hospital for a happy reason, such as having a baby, you may feel a little anxious about what to expect. If you or your loved one is ill or injured, you may be very tense. The more you know ahead of time about your hospital, and the more your hospital knows about you, the more confident you will be about the care you or your loved one receives.
You can play an important, active role in your health care by asking any questions you have and expressing your needs and preferences. Learn how, and what to expect during your hospital stay, in The Patient Care Partnership: Understand Expectations, Rights and Responsibilities brochure.
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Some people are concerned about the medical care they will receive if they are terminally ill and unable to communicate. Learn how to make choices in advance or choose someone to make them for you in Put it in Writing: Questions and Answers on Advance Directives.