Patient Information

patient information at st. mary's hospital in athens, ga

Patients are the most important people at St. Mary’s. We are here to meet your needs and strive to exceed your expectations for compassionate, high-quality care. Our staff is available to help with requests for interpretation, assist with advance directives and to ensure your right to the best care possible. If you have any concerns or need more information about your inpatient or outpatient visit to St. Mary’s, please call (706) 389-3000.

About Your Stay

Information for patients coming to St. Mary’s, especially those who expect to be admitted for at least one night. 

Advance Directives for Health Care

Advance directives are written instructions regarding your medical care preferences. Download a copy of Georgia Advance Directive for Health Care here.Adobe Acrobat

For more information on Advance Directives, please watch this video:

NHDD Speak Up Video.

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Rights and Responsibilities

St. Mary’s statement of Patient Rights and Responsibilities, including information about seeking external review from the State of Georgia and the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.

Your Privacy

The full text of St. Mary’s Summary of Privacy Practices, available in English and Spanish.

Pain Management

Information about St. Mary’s commitment to helping you report and manage pain.

Patients With Disabilities

St. Mary's Health Care system is committed to providing the highest quality of care to all patients. We strive to ensure all patients with disabilities have reasonable and equal access to our facilities. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, services and auxiliary aids are available upon request.

Language Services

To request language interpretation services please call 706.389.3273.

Inpatient Care Concerns

Staff is available for patients and their loved ones to voice compliments or concerns for improved care and service. To voice a concern for internal review, please contact St. Mary’s 100 Percent Line by dialing 706-389-3000 or 100 from any hospital telephone.

St. Mary’s Ethics Committee

St. Mary's Ethics Committee is available to review ethical questions. Please ask to speak to a chaplain to facilitate this service.

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