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Protected Health Information
In accordance with the Healthcare Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), it is the policy of Santiam Hospital staff to keep your health information confidential. We also are required to notify you of our legal duties and privacy practices regarding your medical information, and abide by those practices described in your Privacy Practices form. You must provide permission before we may give medical information to your family or next of kin.
Santiam Hospital encourages a health and healing environment. Smoking is prohibited within the hospital and on the hospital property.
All Santiam staff wear identification badges that include a photograph, name and job title.
All patients wear an identification badge around their wrist to ensure staff can verify your identity and provide correct medication and treatment.
Newborn babies receive a wrist band at the time of birth that matches the mother’s. The matching wristbands provide an extra measure of security, which is confirmed every time baby is returned to the room.