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Patient Responsibilities

Windom Area Hospital endorses the Patientsí Bill of Rights and patient responsibilities. Such responsibilities include, but need not be limited to the following:

  • Be considerate of the privacy and rights of others. Use television, radio and lights in a courteous manner that does not disturb others.

  • Provide current and complete information about your past illnesses, hospitalizations, medications and other health-related matters.

  • Discuss pain relief options with your doctor and nurse, and notify your nurse of pain when it first begins.

  • Understand and question information regarding your treatment or procedures.

  • Be responsible for your actions should you refuse recommended treatment.

  • Provide a copy of your healthcare directive.

  • Know the name of the person providing your treatment. All physicians, employees and volunteers must wear proper identification.

  • Continue with follow-up care and appointments.

  • Follow Windom Area Hospitalís safety guidelines, established with your well being in mind.

  • Send home your valuable personal belongings or deposit them in our safe.

  • Fulfill the financial obligation of your health care promptly.


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