IMPORTANT POLICIES

WhidbeyHealth Medical Center’s policy and practice is to admit and treat all persons without regard to color, race, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, handicap, pregnancy, veteran’s status, religion, country of origin or financial status or any other categories protected by federal or state law.

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WhidbeyHealth recognizes the autonomy of adult patients and their right to consent to or refuse medical care.Patient choices regarding care may be expressed verbally or via written Advance Directives.

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Whidbey Island Public Hospital District is committed to providing healthcare services to all persons in need of medical attention regardless of ability to pay.

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Federal law requires that we educate all Whidbey Island Public Hospital District employees, contractors and agents about our policies on state and federal False Claims Act statutes and whistleblower protections and penalties.

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Do Not Resuscitate (DNR)/Do Not Attempt Resuscitation (DNAR) is defined as the withholding of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in the event of a patient’s sudden cardiopulmonary arrest.

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WhidbeyHealth Medical Center participates with other Western Washington Rural Public District Hospitals, some of which are also Critical Access Hospitals, through an Interlocal Agreement that governs the sharing of information, services and other arrangements.

The agreement and amendments are available below:

This resolution of the Commission of Whidbey Island Public Hospital District approves the terms of the amended and restated Interlocal Agreement.

As a patient of WhidbeyHealth, you have the right to medical services without discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity or expression. You also have the right to designate your partner or child as a visitor, regardless of legal recognition.

Primary Care Clinics are located throughout Whidbey Island that offer outstanding, personalized care and will provide or direct you to the resources you need. Contact one of our clinics to schedule your appointment.

WhidbeyHealth complies with applicable federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

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Whidbey Island Public Hospital District Notice of Privacy Practices, effective Sept. 1, 2018.

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Our policy is to provide individuals or their personal representatives with access to protected health information (PHI) in accordance with 45 CFR 164.524.

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This policy ensures that all patients and visitors of WhidbeyHealth Medical Center and its clinics are treated with equality, in a welcoming, nondiscriminatory manner, consistent with applicable state and federal law.

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As a WhidbeyHealth patient, you have many rights to ensure you receive the best care possible. You also have responsibilities that help both you and your caregivers make informed decisions about your treatment while you are in our care.

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WhidbeyHealth has a designated Public Disclosure Officer assigned to assist the public in accessing public records maintained by the hospital district.

Public disclosure requests should be sent directly to the Public Disclosure Officer. If you have any questions about where or how to send your request, or you have questions about the process -please call our Public Disclosure Officer:
Jake Kempton
Legal Administrator
WhidbeyHealth Medical Center
101 N. Main Street
Coupeville, WA 98239
360.678.7656, ext. 4001
360.321.7656, ext. 4001

To submit a request, please email here and make sure "Public Record Request" is in the subject line.

Consistent with Washington law, WhidbeyHealth believes that every woman has a right to plan if, when and how to have a family.

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The Robert and June Sebo Health Education Center meeting rooms at the Whidbey Island Public Hospital District (WhidbeyHealth Medical Center) are primarily for the use of the district for programs and meetings that represent or promote the hospital district’s services.

For more information, download the Educational Center Policy here.

Meeting rooms may be reserved by calling Administration staff at 360.678.7656 ext. 4001.

WhidbeyHealth does not mandate that any physician provider participate in the “Washington State Death with Dignity Act,” nor encourage any provider to do so. It is the individual provider’s decision to participate.

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At WhidbeyHealth Medical Center, we provide you with the benefit of having services and resources that work with you at the time of admission to help plan for your more seamless transition home or to another level of care.

Our RN Care Managers and Medical Social Workers are skilled in coordinating your care through the duration of your hospital stay to make sure that we are delivering the right level of care, improve quality, reduce your costs.

Our goal is to deliver a more connected-care experience that is tailored to meet the needs of each individual patient.

To learn more, call 360.678.7656, ext. 2350 or 360.321.7656, ext. 2350.

WhidbeyHealth recognizes patient rights to exercise their autonomy to make decisions about their own healthcare in accordance with the Patient Self-Determination Act. This policy applies to any patient with decision-making capacity, a valid advance directive, and/or a legally appointed health care representative (proxy).

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