No matter your age or state of health, it’s important to decide now about the medical care you would want if you become critically ill or reach the end of life. Although it’s a difficult subject, specifying the treatments you do or don’t want will help guide your doctors and ease the stress on your family. We can help you through these decisions.
Advance directives are legal documents that allow you to communicate your healthcare decisions to family, friends and healthcare professionals should you become unable to express them. Our chaplains can provide you with materials and counseling.
Organ and Tissue Donation
Being an organ or tissue donor is a generous and life-saving decision. If a patient should become a candidate for organ donation, we are required by law to notify the family. We are committed to honoring our patients' wishes first and foremost.
Ethical Advisory Committee
The Ethical Advisory Committee can help address conflicts about your care and end-of-life issues. The committee is made up of physicians, nurses, chaplains and other support staff. It is available 24 hours a day.
The consultation may be initiated by the medical team, patient or family. An ethics committee consultation does not interfere with the decision-making relationship between physicians and patients and family, but it can bring more understanding to the decision-making process.