Admission Procedures

You will be given an identification bracelet to be worn during your stay at Rocky Mountain Surgery Center. During the admission process, you will be asked for information regarding medical insurance coverage, including government insurance such as Medicare. Insurance and identification cards should be brought with you at the time of your admission.

In order to prepare a chart, you will be asked for medical information and family history. This information enables your physician and the nursing staff to better understand your medical needs. All information given is kept strictly confidential.

Advanced Directives/Living Will

Advance directives are merely written statements of a patients wish regarding health care decisions, and may take the form of a Living Will for terminal conditions, a durable Power of Attorney for health care, or any written statement executed by the patient who expresses his/her views and choices on health care issues.

We encourage you to take part in making decisions about your medical care. You have the right to accept or refuse surgical or medical treatment. If you have questions about your rights, or wish to have more information about advance directives, the Admission Coordinator or Business Manager can assist you.

Discharge Procedures

Your physician will make decisions regarding your discharge from the center. You will be given a copy of the Discharge which includes items such as: physical and activity restrictions, if any; information regarding medication you are to take after discharge; and other special instructions that your doctor wishes you to have. If you have any questions after your discharge, call your physician.

Medical Records

The Medical Records Department is responsible for the proper care of the records (charts), which document your stay. Reports dictated by your physician or other medical specialists are transcribed and forwarded to your physician.

All medical records are carefully maintained and kept at the strictest of confidence.