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Advance Directives

As part of our commitment to caring for each and every patient as an individual, we pledge to honor your medical choices. During the admissions process, you will be asked to provide an Advance Directives. Advance Directives allow you to appoint someone to make choices on your behalf should you be unable to. These choices may include decisions regarding the type of care or treatments you would or would not want.

Advance Directives help patients:

  • Retain Control
  • Preserve Quality of Life
  • Maintain Dignity at End of Life
  • Affirm Religious Beliefs and Values

Your Advance Directives will be kept in your medical record.  Advance Directives can be changed or revoked at any time, should your wishes change.

If you do not have Advance Directives, but would like to draw some up during your hospital stay, a specially trained staff member from our Social Work Department can help you. They can also assist you in making changes to an existing document.

Have a Question?

To speak to a member of the Social Work Department regarding Advance Directives, call 802.747.3713 between the hours of 8am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday.

The Importance of Having an Advance Directive

Rutland Regional Medical Center
160 Allen Street
Rutland, VT 05701

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