Advance Directives

Crow Valley Surgery Center supports the patient’s rights to make legally valid informed decisions about future medical treatment. We have a formal process that is established to inform patients of their rights to direct their own medical care and to inform health care personnel regarding the utilization of advance directives. In the ambulatory care setting, if a patient should suffer a cardiac or respiratory arrest or other life-threatening situation, the signed consent implies consent for resuscitation and transfer to a higher level of care.

If you have an Advanced Directive, federal regulations require that a copy be available. Please bring that on the day of surgery.

If you would like more information regarding Advance Directive, we have packets available, both for Iowa and Illinois.

We also have information about Choices Connection, a comprehensive advanced care planning service intended to help you and your loved ones. Whether you live in Iowa or Illinois, this no-cost service provides a trained volunteer to talk to you about choices you need to make.