Sky Lakes Medical Center is committed to providing healthcare services consistent with the very highest standards of ethics and integrity.
Each employee, volunteer, student, business associate and physician has a personal obligation to uphold our organizational standards and code of business ethics. Complying with federal and state regulations is essential and demonstrates good business practice.
The privacy and protection of our patients' confidential medical information demonstrates to our patients and the community our commitment to their most basic rights and fosters a sense of trust. Without that trust, we cannot deliver the excellent patient-centered care to which we are dedicated.
Review the Notice of Privacy Practices booklet.
Protecting protected health information
All of us at Sky Lakes Medical Center are personally responsible for respecting and protecting the privacy rights of our patients. This means not sharing patient information with anyone who should not have access to that information.
Only those involved in the care and treatment of a patient are allowed access to that patient's medical record. These individuals include physicians, nurses, therapists, lab personnel, admitting staff, etc. or whomever the patient authorizes as their personal representative.