Health Tips - Choose a Hospital

 
Choose a Hospital

As most hospital visits tend to be unexpected emergencies, it is worthwhile to consider where you would like your family to be cared for, if it became necessary. You may not want to pick the nearest location.

Make a list of what matters to you in a hospital. It is important to be treated with respect and given full knowledge of the choices available. The most authoritative facility may not treat you as capable of making the correct choices for yourself and try to enforce programs that are not right for who you are.

Where I live in Los Angeles, there is a Glendale Adventist Medical Center, a hospital owned by Adventists, a Christian religious group. (I do not know anything about this religion, which is not brought up with hospital patients.) Every person I have ever spoken to about their experience at this hospital has said they were treated pleasantly and with respect.

To collect data, ask people you know about their experiences. You can also gather data online such as hospital mission statements, etc.

Please decide what is important to you in a hospital, pick one, and keep their information readily available for your entire family.

See other tips in my hospitals series on how to make the most out of a hospital stay.

May you never need it!

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