Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Cookeville Hospital Promotes "Decision-Making"

Cookeville Regional Medical Center is one several national, state and community organizations leading a massive effort to highlight the importance of advance healthcare decision-making -- an effort that has culminated in the formal designation of this Friday April 16th, as National Healthcare Decisions Day. As a participating organization, Cookeville Regional is providing information and tools for the public to talk about their wishes with family, friends and healthcare providers, and execute written advance directives in accordance with Tennessee state laws. Specifically, on Friday, from 9:00 to 10:30 am and again from 1:30 to 3:00 pm, members of the hospital Ethics Committee will be available at the Cookeville Kroger with free information about advance care planning and advance directive forms. They will also be available on Thursday, April 15 in the hospital’s main North Patient Tower lobby from 7:30 to 9:00 am and in the hospital’s Employee Dining Room from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm.