MOUNT VERNON Knox Community Hospital, along with other national, state and community organizations, is leading a massive effort to highlight the importance of advance healthcare decision-making an effort that has culminated in the formal designation of April 16, as National Healthcare Decisions Day. As a participating organization, Knox Community Hospital is providing information and tools for the public to talk about their wishes with family, friends and healthcare providers and execute written advance directives (healthcare power of attorney and living will) in accordance with Ohio state laws.
Specifically, on Tuesday, April 16, from 3 to 5 p.m., in the KCH cafeteria, the public is invited to receive free information about advance care planning and advance directive forms. A brief education session will be held at 3:15 p.m. and members of the case management staff and social workers at KCH will be available for questions. Free notary service will be available as well.
As a result of National Healthcare Decisions Day, we hope to help people in our community have thoughtful conversations about their healthcare decisions and to complete reliable advance directives to make their wishes known, said Bruce White, CEO. The best time for patients to make healthcare decisions is before a healthcare crisis occurs, while they are able to consult with family members and other professionals. We are pleased to offer this free event as a service to our community.
Call 740-393-9621 for information or visit the National Healthcare Decision Day at www.nationalhealthcaredecisionsday.org.
Published on April 5, 2013