It's OK to Ask
Memorial Health System is privileged to care for life's precious gift of health. We accept the responsibility entrusted in us by our patients. We demonstrate our pride in holding this trust through the quality of care we deliver every day.
We recognize, however, that excellence in health care requires a partnership with our patients. More than anything, this partnership is nurtured through communication. At Memorial Health System, we encourage you to talk with your physicians, nurses and other caregivers about the care you receive.
It's OK to Ask questions about why something is being done. It's OK to Ask for more information about your medical condition. It's OK to Ask for help and become involved as a partner in your medical care.
Strong partnerships between patients and those who provide their care greatly improve patient safety and quality of care. The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) reports research that shows patients who take part in decisions about their health care are more likely to have better outcomes. Please review the information we have provided on our Web site. You will learn some of the important ways you can get involved in your care.
It's OK to Ask questions and let us know your concerns and special needs. For it is only when we view each other as partners in your care that we are best able to preserve your precious gift of health.