Your Stay

Thank you for choosing Johnson Memorial Health to serve your health care needs. Here is some important information to assist you during your hospital stay.

Advanced Directive

It is the policy of Johnson Memorial Health to allow all adult patients with decision-making capacity (including emancipated minors) to participate in decision-making concerning their health care and medical treatment. Advance directives shall be followed by Johnson Memorial Hospital to the extent permitted and required by Indiana law.


We have interpretation services available for our deaf and hearing impaired patients and for those who speak limited or no English.

Medical Treatment Authorization

This grants temporary authority to a designated adult to provide and arrange for medical care for a minor in the event of an emergency, where the minor is not accompanied by either parents or legal guardians, and it may not be feasible or practical to contact them.

Patient Handbook

Your comfort and satisfaction are important to us. Please refer to our Patient Handbook for answers to questions you might have about Johnson Memorial Health.

Patient Rights, Responsibilities

Being a patient at Johnson Memorial Health entitles you to certain rights and obligates you to several responsibilities.

Patient Safety

Everyone has a role in making health care safe - physicians, health care executives, nurses and technicians. Health care organizations across the country are working to make health care safety a priority. You, as the patient, can also play a vital role in making your care safe by becoming an active, involved and informed member of your health care team.


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Personal Items

Upon admission to the hospital, patients will be instructed to send valuables home. If you are unable to send items home, Johnson Memorial Hospital will provide secure storage for items. The hospital assumes no responsibility for replacing items that are not placed in the secure area for safekeeping.

What To Bring
  • Insurance information and valid picture identification.
  • A list of medications you are currently taking (prescription and non-prescription).
  • An Advance Directive (a living will and/or durable power of attorney for health care) if you have one.
  • Personal care items such as toothbrush, toothpaste, comb, shaving products, feminine hygiene products, shampoo and soap.
  • Things to do while resting: a book, crossword puzzles, etc.
  • Charger(s) for cell phones and other electronic devices.

Privacy Practices

These notices describe how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information.

Registration Process

When you are admitted to Johnson Memorial Health, you probably have lots of questions - from how your insurance will be billed to your paperwork. Here are some frequently asked questions about the registration process.


Johnson Memorial Health is a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network — a select group of carefully vetted, independent healthcare organizations with special access to Mayo Clinic knowledge, resources and expertise. Patients benefit from Mayo Clinic and care network members working together to provide patients with the care they need, close to home, at no additional cost and with added peace of mind.


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