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Privacy Standards

Standards for Privacy

Standards for Privacy/Patient Rights and Responsibilities

Standards for Privacy of Protected Health Information

According to the federal law named the “Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act” (HIPAA), you have rights concerning the use of individually identifiable health information. Only individuals with a legitimate “need to know” may access, use or disclose patient information. Protected health information (PHI) may be released to other covered health care providers without patient authorization if that PHI will be used for treatment, payment, health care operations or for public good purposes as permitted by state and federal laws. Disclosures of PHI for uses and disclosures outside treatment, payment and health care operations require patient authorization.

While receiving care in the hospital, you may ask for your name to not be included in the hospital directory, which means that people asking about you will be told “I have no information about this patient.” Please note that if you want to receive deliveries of cards and flowers, then you want your name included in the hospital directory. If your name is included in the hospital directory, you will also appear on a list for clergy members of your faith.

For a listing of other HIPAA privacy rights, please refer to the Notice of Privacy Practices that was given to you during registration or you may download the document here.

If You Have a Question or Concern

The medical staff and employees of Pioneers are committed to treating each patient with fairness and concern, recognizing his or her needs and satisfying them to the fullest extent possible. If you have any questions or problems that have not been answered to your satisfaction or if you have a special need, call the Administrative Office at (970) 878-9260.

Patient Rights and Responsibilities

Spiritual Care Phone Numbers:

Meeker Assembly of God (970) 878-3510
Emmanuel Baptist Church (970) 878-9868
First Baptist Church (970) 878-3139
White River Southern Baptist Church (970) 878-3746
Church of the Holy Family (970) 878-3300
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (970) 878-9811
St James Episcopal Church (970) 878-5823
Jehovah’s Witnesses Congregation of Meeker (970) 878-9830
United Methodist Church (970) 878-5904
New Creation Church (970) 878-0822
First Love United Pentecostal Church (970) 878-3239