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Patient Declaration of Values

Bluewater Health is committed to patient and family-centered care.

Our Patient Declaration of Values describes the values that are most important to patients and families while in our care.
Patient Declaration of Values

As a patient at Bluewater Health, I value that…
  •  My family and I will be treated with dignity, respect, and kindness.
  •  You will keep me safe and protect me from harm. 
  • We will have honest and clear communication about my health and my care.
  •  You will know what to do to help me.

These values are supported by Bluewater Health’s Patient Rights and Responsibilities.

Patient Rights and Responsibilities

As a patient you have the right to…

  • Be treated with respect and courtesy
  • Receive the right care at the right time
  • Be cared for in a safe environment
  • Be cared for without discrimination 
  • Know the names and roles of the people caring for you
  • Receive all information necessary to make informed choices
  • Ask to see your health record
  • Be provided with an interpreter, when necessary
  • Your privacy and confidentiality

As a patient you have a responsibility to…

  • Treat others with courtesy and respect
  • Respect the privacy and confidentiality of others
  • Provide clear and important information about your health condition
  • Ask questions if you don’t understand
  • Tell us if you have any concerns about your care so we can help you
  • Participate in your treatment
  • Accept the decisions that you make about your treatment
  • Follow all hospital rules and regulations