Preparing for Your Stay
Your Admission to Daviess Community Hospital
The Admission Offices are located in the main lobby of the hospital. Patients
or their immediate family members are requested to provide insurance and
information concerning hospitalization at the Admission Office.
If you have a pre-scheduled appointment for admission or for a test, it
is important that you arrive on time, because your physician may have
scheduled other tests for you. You will be asked to sign a consent form
for admission to the hospital and for medical treatment. Federal regulations
require hospital personnel to inquire as to the presence of an Advance
Directive. This includes a living will or durable power of attorney with
a healthier clause. Information on Advance Directives is provided to every
patient upon admission.
An identification bracelet for your wrist will also be prepared. At this
time, you will be taken to the nursing unit or department to which you
are assigned. Nurses and/or technicians will interview you by asking questions
about your health. Sometimes, these same questions are asked more than
one time to ensure accurate information. These questions may concern your
diet, allergies, personal habits, and other factors that will apply specifically
to the care you receive.
Please feel free to ask the staff any questions you have about our hospital,
the care you receive, or any procedures. We will try to provide you with
room accommodations of your choice; however, accommodations you prefer
might not be immediately available because of physician requests, special
treatment procedures, or the medical needs of other patients.
If you have questions about your admission to Daviess Community Hospital,
please call (812) 254-8863.
Open Admissions Policy
It is the policy of Daviess Community Hospital, Washington, Indiana, to
admit and treat all persons without regard to race, color, sex, handicap,
national origin, or religious creed. Admission requirements and assignments
of hospital facilities are the same for all persons.
There are no distinctions in eligibility for receiving any patient care
services. Hospital facilities are available to all patients and visitors.
Individuals and organizations having occasion to refer patients for admission
or recommend Daviess Community Hospital are advised to do so within the
hospital’s policy to provide quality healthcare to all persons.
The Patient Self-Determination Act of 1990 requires all hospitals participating
in Medicare or Medicaid to ask all adult patients if they have an advance
directive. An advance directive is a statement, either verbal or written,
in which a person indicates in advance their choices about medical treatment
or designates someone to make such choices should they become unable to
make these decisions.
An advance directive can help doctors and staff who are providing care
to know your preferences for medical treatment. Daviess Community Hospital
social workers and pastoral staff are available to answer questions if
you would like more information.
Please view our
Patient Guide for more information!