Patient Responsibilities

At Douglas County Memorial Hospital providing you with quality health care is our main goal.

Thank you for choosing us. To help us better care for you, we ask that you…

Tell us as much as you can about:

  • Your present illness
  • Your pain – present and past
  • Hospitalizations
  • Your medications
  • Immunizations
  • Other health matters

You may need to answer a lot of questions about your health and medical history. Your answers help your healthcare team plan your care so try to give complete answers.

Talk with your doctor or nurse about changes in how you feel. Tell them how well your pain is being relieved. Tell them how well you understand your treatment plan and your pain management plan.

Follow instructions

Getting well depends on it! If you have questions, just ask. Follow the treatment plan that you and your  doctor have made.

Tell the Doctor or Nurse if you want to refuse treatment

Be sure to tell your doctor or nurse if you are going to refuse a treatment or procedure.

Follow hospital rules and treat others with respect

You deserve respect. So do the staff, other patients and visitors.  Please control noise and the number of visitors you have.  Be respectful of others belongings and hospital property.