April 15, 2014
St. Croix Falls, WI - As a participating organization, SCRMC 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 WI/MN state laws. This program called Honoring Choices is a project of the Wisconsin Medical Society. It offers forms and information for completing them. Forms are also available at St. Croix Regional Medical Center in brochure racks and online at www.nationalhealthcaredecisionsday.org.
A free class will also be offered on May 6 from 10:00-11:30 AM. To register: www.scrmc.org/events.
“As a result of National Healthcare Decisions Day, many more people in our community can be expected to have thoughtful conversations about their healthcare decisions and complete reliable advance directives to make their wishes known,” said Bonnie Prazak, SCRMC Social Worker. “Fewer families and healthcare providers will have to struggle with making difficult healthcare decisions in the absence of guidance from the patient, and healthcare providers and facilities will be better equipped to address advance healthcare planning issues before a crisis and be better able to honor patient wishes when the time comes to do so.”
For more information about National Healthcare Decision Day, please visit www.nationalhealthcaredecisionsday.org.