National Healthcare Decisions Day- April 16th

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National Healthcare Decisions Day- April 16th

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Centra, along with other national, state and community organizations, are participating in a massive effort to highlight the importance of advance healthcare decision-making—an effort that has culminated in the formal designation of April 16 as National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD). As a participating organization, Centra is providing information and tools for the public to talk about their wishes with family, friends and healthcare providers, and execute written advance directives (healthcare power of attorney and living will) in accordance with Virginia state laws. These resources are available at. www.havethetalkcentra.com. 

Specifically, Centra is welcoming the public to visit manned information tables during the week of April 17th. at hospitals and other facilities.

Virginia Baptist Hospital                               Tuesday, April 18,                   11 am – 1 pm
Southside Community Hospital                   Tuesday, April 18                    Noon – 4 pm  
Southside Medical Center                            Tuesday, April 18                    9 am - Noon            
Lynchburg General Hospital                        Wednesday, April 19              11 am – 1 pm
Bedford Memorial Hospital                         Thursday, April 20                   11 am – 1 pm
Alan B. Pearson Cancer Center                    Thursday, April 20                   10 am – 4 pm    
The Summit Independent Living                  Friday, April 21                        11 – 1 pm

For more information about advance directives visit www.havethetalkcentra.com or www.nationalhealthcaredecisionsday.org

We encourage people in our community to have these important, thoughtful conversations and make their healthcare decisions known.  By doing so, healthcare workers and family will be better able to honor patient wishes in the event that a patient cannot communicate.