At Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System we support your right to know
about your health and illness, and your right to participate in decisions
that affect your care and well-being. Our own statement of patients'
rights, incorporating state and federal law, describes our commitment
to protecting your rights. We believe that patients who understand their
rights and understand the environment in which they are being treated
are better able to participate in their care and contribute to their recovery.
Your recovery will require a team effort and we need for you and or your
representative to be an active member of the team.
Patients also have obligations and responsibilities to the staff, physicians
and to other patients.
You may also find a full policy guide of SVMHS patient rights and documents