Other Information


Advanced Directives/Living Wills:

The Patient Self-Determination Act of 1990 is a law that gives you their right to make Advanced Directives. At OGHS, our policy is that any competent adult person may, at any time, make a written declaration directing the withholding or withdrawal of life sustaining procedures in the event such person should have a terminal or irreversible chance of recovery.

It is your responsibility to notify your attending physician that you have made a living will or that you have a durable Power of Attorney for healthcare. It is your responsibility to provide OGHS with a copy of your Living Will. For more information contact the patient representative.

Voicing a Complaint/Concern/ Need (Guest Relations)

We, the staff of OGHS, strive to assure all patients receive quality care. You, the patient, can play a vital role in assisting us to maintain and continually improve your services. If you have any questions or concerns contact the Patient Representative at Ext. 5644 Mon – Fri 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or ask your nurse for assistance. If your concern is not resolved, contact the Nursing Supervisor, Administrative Assistant or the Administrator.

Infection Control

We strongly suggest that you WASH YOUR HANDS OFTEN have your visitor wash their hands and insist that Staff wash their hands before and after patient contact. Be sure to follow physician and nurses instructions for eating the correct diet, taking medications, and wound care. Get up out of bed as soon as the doctor permits to prevent pneumonia.

Medications

The effects of medications can be changed by certain foods, liquids, alcohol, or other drugs. lt is important for you to understand and know the facts about the medications you are taking and the guidelines for taking these drugs. Please ask the nurse, Clinical Pharmacist, and/or the Patient Representative for more information about the medications you are taking.

Legal Compliance

Any acts of dishonesty or unethical behavior may also be reported to the Ethics Line at 1-800-340-5877.

Linen Policy

Linen changes occur when needed or per request of the family. Soiled linen is to be changed as soon as possible. If you should need any extra linen (towels, etc.) ask the nursing assistant or nurse.

LOPA

Ask about the Organ Donation Program ….for information contact the Patient Representative, ask your nurse..

Overnight Room Rental

Based on availability, rooms can be rented for overnight stay for family members. For information, contact the Patient Representative between 8:a.m. to 4:30 a.m. and the Nursing Supervisor after 4:30 p.m.

Personal Valuables

It is understood and agreed that the hospital maintains a safe for the safe- keeping of money and valuables, and the hospital shall not be liable for the loss or damage to any money, jewelry, glasses, dentures, documents, furs, fur coats, and fur garments or any other articles of unusual value and small compass, unless placed therein, and shall not be liable for loss or damage to any other personal property, unless deposited with the hospital for safekeeping.