Formal advance directives are documents that state your choices for health care. Advance directives allow you to make known your wishes regarding the medical care you do or do not want to receive if you become too sick to speak for yourself.
Procedures in an ambulatory care setting are generally performed to enhance or improve the patient’s quality of life; therefore, it is our policy that if you suffer a cardiac or respiratory arrest or other life-threatening situation, resuscitative measures will be initiated and you will be transferred to a hospital. At the hospital, further treatments or withdrawal of treatment measures will be exercised in accordance with your Advance Directive.
Outpatient Services East respects your right to make decisions regarding your medical care. If you present an advance directive at the time of your admission, a copy will be made and become a part of your medical record and will be transferred with you to a hospital if a higher level of care should be required. If you disagree with this policy, please address this issue with your physician prior to your procedure.
Please be informed that a number of physicians who perform procedures or provide services at our surgery center have an ownership interest in our surgery center. An up-to-date list of physician owners of OSE is posted in the waiting area.
If you have questions regarding the Ownership of Outpatient Services East, please contact our Administrator at:
52 Medical Park Drive East
Birmingham, Alabama 35235