As a patient of MemorialCare Miller Children’s & Women's Hospital Long Beach, I have these rights:
To be called by my name
To receive a smile and loving care
To be given careful evaluation, and courteous, prompt treatment
To know the names of my doctors, my nurses and any others who help care for me
To have my basic needs met—to be clean, dry, comfortable and without restraints whenever possible
To have my routine followed whenever possible—uninterrupted sleep, quiet times, playroom, school and the comfort of my parents and family members. My schedule (inpatient & outpatient) should be designed for my convenience as much as possible.
To have a schedule for my tests and procedures that does not keep me hungry or thirsty any longer than necessary
To be provided appropriate explanations and preparation for any medical procedures
To make choices whenever possible when they do not interfere with the quality of my care
To have my discomfort or pain identified and be provided with appropriate support and/or medication to keep me as comfortable as possible
To cry and make noise, or object to anything that hurts me
To have my parent with me any time that they are able to stay, as long as it does not compromise my care. This includes X-rays, lab tests, etc.
To have an interpreter for my family and me whenever possible. The interpreter is provided at no cost to you.
To be told what is happening to me, and to have any questions answered honestly, in words I can understand
To have confidentiality about my illness
Not to have people talk about me over my bed, in an exam room, outside the door or in the hallway unless I know what is happening
To be discharged from the hospital as soon as possible without compromising my health