Patient Directory

You have the right to choose whether to be listed in the hospital's patient directory.

If you do choose to be in the patient directory:

  • Under HIPAA, if a person inquires about you by your name, hospital staff may release your location and a one-word condition.
  • No other information may be released without your written consent.

If you choose not to be in the patient directory:

  • Your name will not show up as a patient in the patient information system.
  • Anyone who comes to the hospital or calls for you will be told that you are not a patient.
  • Flowers and mail will be returned to the sender.
  • You should notify family and friends of your room number if you would like them to visit you; they will not be able to get that information at the Information Desk.