Samaritan Medical Center encourages patients and their families to actively participate in care planning, treatments, and decisions to support the patient’s recovery.
Patients admitted to Samaritan Medical Center will be given the opportunity to name up to two (2) Patient Care Partners. The Patient Care Partner is an adult identified by the patient or the patient’s legal surrogate to be an active part of their healthcare team. For the patient who is an inpatient or outpatient who is staying overnight, one Patient Care Partner may visit or stay with the patient around the clock. The Patient Care Partner will be identified by the patient during the admission process and may be updated any time during the hospitalization.