The Mission and Values of Ascension Health and St. Mary’s Healthcare are rooted in the commitment to promote and defend human dignity. St. Mary’s Healthcare shall safeguard the right of individuals to make informed, autonomous healthcare decisions.
To ensure that patient wishes are known, respected and honored we encourage you to provide your primary care provider a copy of your directives which may include a Healthcare Proxy, Living Will, Non-Hospital DNR or Medical Orders for Life Sustaining Treatments (MOLST) Form.
If you do not presently have these important documents St. Mary’s Healthcare offers patients and families the opportunity to access information and resources on how to discuss and make known your personal wishes about treatment decisions.
For more information please you may inquire with your provider’s office about resources and forms to assist you or you may access and print these documents from home.
Advanced Care Planning Booklet
Health Care Proxy Form
Watch the video below to learn more about the importance of Advance Care Planning and how to start these critical conversations.
For more information download our booklet
... Download & Read the Booklet
To print out your own Health Care Proxy form
... Download the St. Mary's Heath Care Proxy