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       RMC Summer 2014 VolunTEEN Program
       
        Thanks for a GREAT summer!!


       This summer's Volunteen Program hosted 107 students and represented over 20 area schools.

      It is back to school time, the program closed on August 1st with an Ice Cream Social and t-shirt for all.

      Teens 14 - 18 years of age are invited to check back 
    during March and April for an application for the summer of 2015.

       
  • RMC Jacksonville - Best Place To Work

    For the third consecutive year, RMC Jacksonville has been named among Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare. The healthcare publication recognizes 100 outstanding healthcare employers across the nation, including hospitals, physician practices, insurers, suppliers, and consulting groups. This year RMC Jacksonville placed 11th among the 100 hospitals recognized at a recent awards celebration in Atlanta.

    Congratulations! RMC Jacksonville!
  • comp-4Center for Balance Disorders

    It is estimated that as many as 40% of adults suffer from problems associated with dizziness or imbalances that are serious enough to report to a physician. Falls are the number one causes of injury in Americans aged 55 and over, and many of the falls are associated with dizziness or a balance disorder. Regional Medical Center has combined their clinical staff and state-of-the-art equipment to offer advanced diagnostic and treatment services to patients who suffer from symptoms like dizziness, vertigo, unsteadiness, or loss of balance.

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  • comp-1UAB Cancer Care Network Program

    The UAB Cancer Center announced Tuesday that RMC will be one of the first affiliate hospitals in the new UAB Cancer Care Network program. As a network affiliate, RMC will be able to collaborate with UAB physicians on diagnosis and treatment, cancer patients will have access to more clinical trials and RMC staff will receive education and training on breaking medical innovations.

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  • comp-3The Future of Surgery

    If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a condition that may require surgery, you owe it to yourself to learn about all of your medical options, including the most effective, least invasive surgical treatments available.

    The da Vinci® Surgical System provides surgeons with an alternative to both traditional open surgery and conventional laparoscopy, putting a surgeon's hands at the controls of a state-of-the-art robotic platform.

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  • babyfrindlyYour Baby Friendly Hospital

    Let us share with you and your family why RMC is the best choice for your maternity needs..

    The Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) is a workd-wide program sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). The BFHI encourages and recognizes birthing facilities that offer the optimal level of care for infant feeding.

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Patients at RMC have the right to:

Access to Care
Individuals shall be afforded impartial access to treatment or accommodations that are available or medically indicated, regardless of race, creed, sex, national origin, or source of payment for care.

Respect and Dignity
The patient has the right to considerate, respectful care at all times and under all circumstances, with recognition of his/her personal dignity.

Privacy and Confidentiality
The patient has the right to expect reasonable safety insofar as the hospital practices and environment are concerned.

Identity
The patient has the right to know the identity and professional status of individuals providing service to him/her and to know which physician or other practitioner is primarily responsible for his/her care.

Consent
The patient has the right to reasonably informed participation in decisions involving his/her health care.

Consultation
The patient, at his/her request and expense, has the right to consult with a specialist.

Information
The patient has a right to obtain from the practitioner responsible for coordinating his/her care, complete and accurate information concerning his/her diagnosis (to the degree known), treatment, and any known prognosis in terms the patient can reasonably be expected to understand. When it is not medically advisable to give such information to the patient, the information should be made available to a legally authorized individual.

Communication
The patient has a right to access people outside the hospital by means of visitors, and by written communication.

Refusal of Treatment
The patient may refuse treatment to the extent permitted by law. When refusal of treatment by the patient or his/her legally authorized representative prevents the provision of appropriate care in accordance with professional standards, the relationship with the patient may be terminated upon reasonable notice.

Transfer and Continuity of Care
A patient may not be transferred to another facility unless he/she has received a complete explanation of the need for the transfer and of the alternatives to such a transfer and unless the transfer is acceptable to the other facility.

Hospital Charges
Regardless of the source of payment of his/her care, the patient has the right to request and receive an itemized and detailed explanation of his/her total bill for services rendered in the hospital. The patient has the right to timely notice prior to termination of his/her eligibility for reimbursement by any third party.

Hospital Rules and Regulations
The patient should be informed of the hospital rules and regulations applicable to his/her conduct as a patient.

Advance Directives
The patient has the right to information about and to complete an advance directive.

Complaints/Grievances
The patient has the right to discuss any issues that did not meet their expectations, and is entitled to information about the hospital’s mechanism for the initiation, review, and resolution of patient complaints.

Ethics
The patient has the right to participate in the consideration of ethical issues that arise in the provision of their care, and access to the Ethics Committee.

Children and adolescents who are patients at RMC have the same rights as adult patients, except that the authority for decision making, access to medical records, and explanations of the medical bill shall be available only to their parents, or legal guardians if applicable. Patients 14 years or older may make decisions regarding health care.

When difficult decisions need to be made about the treatment of an infant, child or adolescent, the guidelines below should be followed:

 

1. Generally, parents or legal guardians will function as decision makers for children or infants. Many children, however, are capable of participating in the decision making process, even though they are unable to give legal consent, and they should be involved as much as possible.

 

2. If the parents or other legal guardians make a treatment choice contrary to the child's expressed preference, every effort should be made to resolve the disagreement.

 

Responsibilities of children and adolescents are identical to the responsibilities of adults. Their parents, however, will be expected to share and support the fulfilling of those responsibilities as they are able.

RMC follows "Consent for Treatment" guidelines established by the State of Alabama and the Alabama Hospital Association.

Policies and Procedures
RMC has policies and procedures in place that will allow the patient the opportunity to decide what medical treatments they wish to accept or refuse. These policies outline the procedure that should be followed if this is your wish. We hope your stay in RMC will not require any decision similar to these, but our staff is willing to assist you in any way possible.

Patient Responsibilities
In order to ensure that you receive the best health care possible, we need your help. By assuming these responsibilities, you can contribute to your care in a positive way.

Provision of Information
A patient has the responsibility to provide, to the best of his/her knowledge, accurate and complete information about present complaints, past illnesses, hospitalizations, medications, and other matters relating to his/her health.

Compliance with Instructions
A patient is responsible for following the treatment plan recommended by the practitioner primarily responsible for his/her health care including following the instructions of nurses and other staff as they carry out the coordinated plan of care.

Refusal of Treatment
The patient is responsible for his/her actions if he/she refuses treatment or does not follow the practitioners instructions.

Hospital Charges
The patient is responsible for assuring that the financial obligations of his/her health care are fulfilled as promptly as possible.

Hospital Rules and Regulations
The patient is responsible for following hospital rules and regulations affecting patient care and conduct.

Respect and Consideration
The patient is responsible for being considerate to the rights of other patients and hospital personnel and for being respectful of the property of other persons and of the hospital.