625 S Kentucky StAshland, KS 67831
Work Hours:M-F, 8:00am - 5:00pm

Patient Rights and Responsibilities

Quality Care
You have the right to:
      • Equal care regardless of age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture, or language.
      • Equal care regardless of physical or mental disability, socio-economic status.
      • Equal care regardless of sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression.
      • Have your culture, values, beliefs, and preferences respected.
      • Quality care in a safe setting by skilled medical practitioners and staff.
      • Have your pain managed.
Meaningful Interactions
You have the right to:
      • Be informed of your current health status.
      • Help decide the plan for your care.
      • Take part in your care as desired.
      • A person of your choice, and your medical practitioner, notified promptly when admitted to the hospital.
      • Choose a person (lay caregiver) to be involved in your plan of care before and or after decisions.
      • Refuse care or refuse to consent.
      • Written or verbal messages you understand.
      • Be informed of a transfer or discharge with notice.
      • Hospital provided interpreting services at no cost to you.
      • Get information in a manner that meets your needs for vision, speech, hearing or cognitive impairments.
      • Review your chart with your caregivers at any time during your stay.
      • Complain without fear of revenge and have your complaints reviewed in a timely manner.
You have the right to:
      • Be free from neglect, misuse, verbal, mental, physical, and sexual abuse.
      • Be informed if something goes wrong with your care.
      • Be free from seclusion or restraints unless needed for safety.
      • Have access to protective and advocacy services.
You have the right to:
      • Request a detailed bill with an explanation of that bill after discharge.
      • Information about resources to help pay for your care.
Personal Care
You have the right to:
      • Know the names and jobs of the people who care for you.
      • Be treated with respect and dignity in a setting that promotes a positive self-image.
      • Personal privacy.
      • Religious and other spiritual services that you choose.
      • Make advance directives.
      • Have your medical and end of life care wishes followed.
      • Have your rights protected and respected during any research like activities.
      • Refuse to allow taping, films, or images of you for purposes other than your care.