Patient Guide

Patient Information

Driving Directions
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Hospital Mission Statement
The mission of Tift Regional Medical Center is to serve the health needs of the patient and to improve the quality and performance of health care for the community and surrounding areas. To learn more about us, please click here.

Commitment to Patient Safety
Creating a safe environment is a top priority by all stakeholders who influence patient care delivery at Tift Regional Medical Center. Our goal is to foster sharing of knowledge and information about optimal patient safety practices and models; to identify causes and influence change in systems to prevent errors and accidents; and to convene hospital medical staff and employees for ongoing dialogue in support of patient safety improvements.

Patient Safety
Each patient is responsible for notifying the facility or clinic of suggestions to improve patient safety, perceived risks in his/her care and unexpected changes in patient’s condition. Tift Regional Health System’s goal is to provide a safe environment for our patients and families. If you have a safety concern, it can be reported to The Joint Commission:
• At www.jointcommission.org using the “Report a Patient Safety event” link in the “Action Center.”
• By fax to 630-792-5636
• By mail to Office of Quality and Patient Safety, The Joint Commission, One Renaissance Boulevard, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
To report a Patient Safety Event online:
• At www.jointcommission.org using the “Report a Patient Safety Event” link in the “Action Center”
• Under “Action Center” click on “Report a Patient Safety Event”
 
Seguridad del paciente
El paciente es responsable de notificar al centro o la clinica las sugerencias para mejorar la seguridad del paciente, los riesgos percibidos en su atenci6n y los cambios imprevistos en la condición del paciente. Si usted tiene una preocupación de seguridad, puede ser reportada a La Comisión Conjunta:
• En www.jointcommission.org utilice el enlace “Reporte un Evento de Seguridad del Paciente” en el “Centro de Acción.”
• Por fax al 630-792-5636
• Por correo a la Oficina de Calidad y Seguridad del Paciente, La Comisión Conjunta, One Renaissance Boulevard, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
Para reportar un Evento de Seguridad del Paciente en línea:
• En www.jointcommission.org utilice el enlace “Reporte un Evento de Seguridad del Paciente” en el “Centro de Acción.”
• Bajo el “Centro de Acción” haga clic en “Reporte un Evento de Seguridad del Paciente.”

Guidelines for Your Hospital Stay

Whether you are being admitted to the hospital for an illness or injury, or have planned a hospital stay for surgery or testing, being in the hospital can be an overwhelming experience for you and your family.   But, no matter your level of anxiety or concern, there are a number of things you can do to participate in your care to help achieve the health care outcomes you desire.    Please click on the link below to access an informative guide developed by the National Transitions of Care Coalition.

Guidelines for Your Hospital Stay

How Are We Doing
If while visiting Tift Regional Medical Center you have quality of care or safety concerns please notify the patient representative, Louise Woodham at (229) 353-7744 (direct) 229-391-8655 (pager) or click here click here.   A nursing house supervisor can be at 229-353-2840.  If concerns can not be resolved through the hospital,  click here to contact the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. You may also contact the Georgia Department of Human Resources, Office of Regulatory Services, at 1-800-878-6442.

Forms and Documents Available Online
To enhance access to Tift Regional Medical Center’s services, a wide range of patient documents and other informational material are available to view, download and/or print. Documents include patient guides, advance directives, patient rights/responsibilities and much more. Click here.

Billing/Insurance Information
Representatives with Tift Regional Medical Center’s Patient Financial Services are available to help answer questions patients and family members may have about insurance coverage, deductibles, co-insurance and payment arrangements. They will be glad to explain your insurance benefits and requirements; explain Medicare requirements; estimate your bill; assist with special payment arrangements; and refer you to a financial assistance program.  If they cannot answer your question, they will direct you to someone who can.  To learn more, please click here.

Medical Information Privacy Practices
Click here to learn how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information pursuant to federal regulations.

Patient Rights and Responsibilities

Nondiscrimination Notice

Patient Rights and Responsibilities

Patient Rights and Responsibilities - Spanish version

Notice of Accessibility

Notice of Accessibility - Spanish version