Patient rights responsibilities - We consider you a partner in your health care. When you’re well informed, participate in treatment decisions, and communicate openly with your doctor and other healthcare professionals, you help make your care as effective as possible. We encourage respect for the personal preferences and values of each individual. Your rights and responsibilities as a patient
Our pain management philosophy - Pain management is an important part of your care, extending beyond pain relief and encompassing your quality of life and ability to function optimally. We’re committed to an interdisciplinary team approach to pain management and assuring that your rights to pain management are upheld. This includes identifying your pain needs during ongoing, periodic assessments, and providing information to you and your family about pain management and any potential limitations of treatments for pain.
Restraint use policy - We’re committed to creating a physical, social, and cultural environment that limits the use of restraints to situations in which they’re adequately justified and clinically appropriate. Use of restraints will be eliminated whenever possible.
Patient confidentiality - The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) governs how we use a patient’s private health information. When you first register anywhere within the Health First system you receive our "HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices" (PDF) and sign a statement indicating that you’ve received it. If you didn’t have the opportunity to sign this notice, please inform your registrar and you’ll be given a privacy notice and statement to sign for our records. En espanol
Someone to help you—patient advocate - Questions often arise during a hospital stay, and we’re here to help both patients and their families in whatever way we can. We’re committed to quality care and service. If you need assistance please call:
Cape Canaveral Hospital: 321.799.7195
Holmes Regional Medical Center: 321.434.8861
Palm Bay Hospital: 321.434.8167
Viera Hospital: 321.434.9349
Patient and Family Education Channel - Patient education about a variety of medical conditions is offered on our Patient and Family Education Channel. You can tune in on channel 98. Ask your nurse for a program schedule.