Patients also have a responsibility to the Medical Center. The Medical Center has the right to expect patients to:
- Provide accurate and complete information about their past and present health status and hospitalizations; report changes in their condition; and to question any actions or orders that they do not understand.
- Follow the treatment plans prepared in consultation with them by their physicians and nurses.
- Be responsible for their actions and the results if they refuse treatment or do not follow caregivers' instructions.
- Follow Medical Center rules and regulations affecting their care and conduct.
- Adhere to Marshall Health Network's Anti-Violence Policy.
- Follow the no-smoking rule which states that patients and visitors will not smoke in the Medical Center and only in designated areas outside of the facility.
- Be considerate of other patients and Medical Center personnel; respect the property of other patients and the Medical Center; and to assist with the control of their visitors.
- Provide accurate and complete information concerning their next of kin and medical power of attorney, and their financial situation and to be responsible for their financial obligations.
- Make known to the patient representative, administration or nursing, either by telephone or letter, any complaints regarding the services received from the hospital.
- Leave valuables such as jewelry, money, and credit cards at home.