You are going to have same-day surgery (also called ambulatory or outpatient surgery). Lindenhurst Surgery Center provides high quality patient focused care.
From the time you come through our doors until you leave, you will appreciate the quality and professionalism that our expertly trained team provides. We work hard to make each and every patient feel comfortable and at ease.
As a patient, you are expected to be respectful of all healthcare providers and staff as well as other patients. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us before your upcoming procedures.
If you need assistance with Advance Directives, you should talk with your personal lawyer or representative for advice and assistance in this matter. The Illinois Department of Public Health attorneys or its personnel cannot give you legal advice concerning living wills or advance directives.
Lindenhurst Surgery Center, LLC, recognizes the need for patients to make decisions regarding the healthcare they receive. Lindenhurst Surgery Centers policy states that if you have an Advance Directive (DNR/ Do Not Resuscitate), you must inform us. If you have an Advance Directive you will need to discuss your wishes with your physician. If you decide to suspend (not continue) your advance directive your procedure will proceed as scheduled and documentation of this decision will be placed on your chart. If you decide you do not wish to suspend your advance directive you and your physician will need to reschedule your procedure at the hospital. The following healthcare directives shall be honored: Appointment of a Health Care Representative and Durable Power of Attorney.*
Illinois Notice to Patients Required by the Patient Self Determination Act ("PSDA")
The Department of Public Health is required to make available a uniform advance directive for a do-not-resuscitate order that may be used in all settings, the statutory Living Will Declaration form, the Illinois Statutory Short Form Power of Attorney for Health Care, the statutory Declaration of Mental Health Treatment Form, and the summary of advance directives law in Illinois. (Section 2310-600 of the Department of Public Health Powers and Duties Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois, 20 ILCS 2310-600).
In addition, federal legislation (Patient Self-Determination Act, 42 U.S.C.A. 1396a[w] [West 1996]) requires certain providers participating in the Medicare and Medicaid programs to furnish patients with information on advance directives. The information is to be given to patients upon admission to a facility or when provision of care begins. Providers covered by this requirement include the following entities: hospitals, nursing facilities, providers of home health or personal care services, hospice programs and health maintenance organizations.
*NOTE: If you have chosen to suspend your advance directive (DNR/ Do Not Resuscitate) during your visit to Lindenhurst Surgery Center, LLC, in all instances of emergency or life threatening situations intra-operatively (in the operating room) and during the peri-operative period (admissions, prep, recovery and discharge), life sustaining treatment (including resuscitative services) will be instituted and transfer to a higher level of care will occur.