Advance directives are written or verbal instructions made by you before an incapacitating illness or injury. It communicates your wishes about treatment to be followed if you are too sick or unable to make decisions about your care. Examples of advance directives are a healthcare proxy, a do not resuscitate (DNR) order and a living will. You do not need a lawyer to complete Advance Directives.
At Brookhaven, there will be no discrimination in regard to the provision of care based on whether or not you have executed an advance directive. At the time of admission, you or your designated healthcare proxy will be given written information concerning your rights to formulate an advance directive, and you will also be informed regarding the availability of an informational video, "Who Will Speak For You?" At this time, you will be asked to sign a form, which indicates whether or not you have previously executed an advance directive. If you have any questions or concerns, please consult your nurse.
February 24, 2017
Celebrating an Important Opening!
This month we celebrate Heart Health Month and the opening of our Knapp Cardiac Care Center
January 30, 2017
Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Partners With Habitat for Humanity
Two team construction projects were organized
January 17, 2017
Patchogue Rotary Check Presentation
The Rotary Club of Patchogue presented a $53,100 check to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center
December 27, 2016
Brookhaven Women's Imaging Services Has Relocated!
Women's Imaging Services has moved to 100 Hospital Road, Suite 100 in Patchogue