HIPAA - Notice of Privacy Practices
|Notice of Privacy Practices
Privacy Officer Contact Information
(717) 270-7779 - Press #4
Privacy & Confidentiality
We are committed to protecting your privacy and the confidentiality of your protected health information (PHI). Our "Notice of Privacy Practices (NOPP)" describes our responsibility to safeguard your PHI, how we may use and/or disclose your PHI, as well as your rights regarding your PHI. Since April 14, 2003, every patient is given a copy of this information upon his/her first encounter with us for health care services. If you would like another copy, please ask a member of our healthcare staff.
- Facility Directory - Our facility directory is a listing of patients who are admitted or receiving certain outpatient services at our facility, such as outpatient surgery or emergency room services. This listing is used by our information desk and telephone operator to respond to requests by visitors, callers and/or clergy for limited information about a patient, for example, their room number. Please note that if you choose to be excluded from our facility directory, we will not be able to provide information about your presence in our facility. We will not be able to forward phone calls, direct visitors, or deliver flowers and/or cards to you if you have chosen to be excluded from the facility directory.
- You may identify a family member or other person involved in your care and/or payment for your care to whom we may disclose information as necessary. This can be done even if you have chosen to be excluded from our facility directory.
- Please feel free to direct any concerns and/or questions about your protected health information, including how to exercise your rights, to our Privacy Officer. Our Privacy Officer may be contacted by telephone, mail or e-mail at:
c/o The Good Samaritan Hospital
Fourth and Walnut Streets
P.O. Box 1281
Lebanon, PA 17042