Advance Directive

As a patient, you have the right to participate in your own health care decisions and to make an Advance Directive, or to execute a Power of Attorney that authorizes others to make decisions on    your behalf when you are unable to make decisions, or are unable to communicate those decisions.  Mallard Creek Surgery Center respects and upholds these rights.

However, unlike in an acute care hospital setting, Mallard Creek Surgery Center realizes that no surgery is completely without risk, but it is our policy to not perform “high risk” procedures; Therefore procedures performed in this facility are considered minimal risk. .  Your physician will discuss the specifics of your procedure and will advise you about any associated risks, your expected recovery, and care after your surgery.

It is our policy, regardless of the contents of your Advance Directive or instructions from a Health Care Surrogate or Power of Attorney, that if an adverse event occurs during your treatment at this facility, Mallard Creek Surgery Center’s medical professionals will initiate resuscitative or other stabilizing measures and then transfer you to an acute care hospital for further evaluation and treatment.  The acute care hospital will provide continuous care or withdrawal of treatment measures in accordance with your wishes, Advance Directive or Health Care Power of Attorney.