It Pays to be Choosy

Letters-from-the-Heart-2A hospital visit isn't always a planned event, but sometimes we do have the opportunity to make a choice of where we receive care. Smart consumers do their research on the healthcare facility where they will have an upcoming test, a planned procedure or possibly an unplanned inpatient stay.

You want the facility where you receive care to be close to your home or workplace. This is especially important when you need inpatient care. When you are hospitalized it is important for your recovery and your well-being that you have family and friends nearby. With Porter Regional Hospital centrally located, it will be convenient for the people you depend on for support to be with you.

Emergency Care
When you need emergency care, make sure to go to an emergency department that is available 24-hours a day and is staffed with personnel specially trained in emergency medicine. And, you want the assurance that if your condition requires you to be hospitalized, it can be done seamlessly. At Porter, our Emergency Departments have a process that expedites moving patients from the department into a hospital room quickly and safely.

Porter is accredited by the Joint Commission, which is an independent, not-for-profit organization that sets the standards that measure healthcare quality throughout the world. Porter has even earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval. This means we comply with the most rigorous standards of performance.

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