WE MAY NOT KNOW THAT YOU ARE IN THE HOSPITAL!
The federal law entitled HIPAA greatly restricts the disclosure of patient information by hospitals. As a result, our pastors, parish nurse, and church office may NOT know that a member of Hope has been admitted to the hospital. Please, if you are hospitalized, and would like our pastors and the office to know, it is important that YOU (or a family member) contact us as soon as possible. Remember, the hospital can no longer pro- vide this information to us, so the only way we can visit you, is if you let us know!