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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Franciscan St. Francis Health hosts National Healthcare Decisions Day events at its hospitals

INDIANAPOLIS – Who do you want to speak for you and make health-care decisions when you are unable to do so?

Advance health-care directives instructions are given by individuals specifying what actions should be taken for their health in the event that they are no longer able to make decisions due to illness or incapacity.

That’s why Franciscan St. Francis Health is helping lead and coordinate efforts to educate the public about the importance of having advance health-care directives.

Information booths will be set up from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, April 14, at Franciscan St. Francis-Carmel (12188-B N. Meridian St., main lobby); Wednesday, April 16, at Franciscan St. Francis-Indianapolis (8111 S. Emerson Ave., cafeteria) and Franciscan St. Francis-Mooresville (1201 Hadley Road, main lobby).

An information station will also be hosted at the Greenwood Park Mall from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 16 at the Rejuvenation Station in front of Sears. Hospital clinical experts, social workers and chaplains will be on hand to answer questions.

The events coincide with the National Health Care Decisions Day, designed to raise awareness about the importance of advance care planning.

Click here to learn more about advance directives and related issues.