Advanced Directives


When it comes to decisions about your health care, it’s important that your voice is heard.

In some situations, injuries can prevent patients from being able to communicate their wishes. By having Advanced Directives, you can offer guidance to your loved ones regarding the choices you have already made in advance when important health care decisions need to be made.

We offer FREE ASSISTANCE for those wishing to complete an Advanced Directive using our "Honoring Choices Program" here at The Richland Hospital.

Free Assistance for Advanced Planning

To make sure your wishes are known, Richland Hospital offers free assistance for anyone interested in completing an Advance Directive called Honoring Choices. Together with our specially trained person, you will create a document that will outline the care you want to receive if you cannot communicate for yourself.

After you make your decisions and document them, you will discuss your priorities, beliefs and wishes with the individual you have chosen to speak for you if you cannot. This important talk will relieve your loved ones of the burden of making those difficult decisions if the time comes. It will give them the assurance that they are following your wishes.

What's included in the Advanced Planning process
Why is Advanced Planning so Important
Updating an Advanced Directive
Organ Donation
Ethics Services