Patients & Visitors

Patient Bill of Rights

Fawcett Memorial Hospital strives to provide comprehensive, quality health care in a spirit of personal caring, safety and concern. In an effort to accomplish this goal, we believe that you, as our patient, and/or your significant other may have the responsibility to make decisions regarding your health care and have the right to:

  • Receive dignified treatment, the right to privacy and the right to confidentiality about your diagnosis, treatment and care-both during and after your hospital stay.
  • Receive all the hospital services that are medically necessary and prescribed by your attending physician, regardless of your race, religion, color, national origin, or ability to pay.
  • Receive appropriate assessment and management of pain.
  • Know the names of the physicians primarily responsible for your care and any specialist called in to aid in diagnosis and treatment.
  • Receive reasonable continuity of care, which is appropriate and complies with the standard of care in the community.
  • Be informed regarding your care and treatment in order to make informed decisions regarding this care and treatment.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of your care and actively participate in decisions regarding your medical care, to the extent permitted by law, this includes your right to refuse treatment.
  • Formulate advance directives regarding your healthcare, and have hospital staff and practitioners who provide care in the hospital comply with these directives (to the extent provided by state laws and regulations).
  • Know the nature and purpose of all procedures and treatments you undergo and know who will carry them out.
  • Be informed about the outcomes of care, including unanticipated outcomes.
  • Seek religious solace or refuse religious attention.
  • An interpreter if you are unable to understand English
  • Know that Fawcett Memorial Hospital is committed to high standards of care, safety and hospitality for patients and their families.