Disclosures

Ownership Disclosure

The Miami Medical Center is a physician-owned facility. This means that the hospital has one or more physicians with ownership or a financial interest in the institution. The physician who referred you to The Miami Medical Center for a surgical procedure may be one of the physicians that has ownership or financial interest in this facility. A list of all physician owners is available to our patients upon request.

This information is being provided in order to assist you in making an informed decision about your care. You are free to choose another facility in which to receive the services that have been ordered by your physician.

Protection of Health Information

This facility is dedicated to the protection of your personal health information. We follow the guidelines set forth by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Civil Rights. Visit www.hhs.gov/ocr/hipaa/ for more information.

Independent Contractor Notice

The physicians and other specialized medical service providers using this facility, including anesthesia, radiology or pathology, are independent contractors and are not employees or agents of The Miami Medical Center. Since they are independent contractors, the facility is not responsible or liable for their acts or omissions.

Advance Directives

There are several types of advance directives; the two most common forms are living wills and a durable power of attorney designation. The Miami Medical Center does not honor previously signed advance directives. All patients are, therefore, asked to sign a written consent at registration that allows the hospital to initiate resuscitation efforts and a transfer to a higher level of care should they suffer a cardiac or respiratory arrest or other life-threatening situation.

Notice of Visitation Rights

The Miami Medical Center encourages and facilitates visitation in a manner that promotes healing, balances the needs of all patients and visitors, and creates a safe and secure environment. In fulfilling this purpose, The Miami Medical Center recognizes the right of all patients to choose who may visit them during an outpatient recuperation or overnight hospitalization. Visitors of choice may include spouses, domestic partners (including same-sex domestic partners), family members, friends or other individuals regardless of formal relationship status, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or disability.

There are times when clinically necessary or reasonable restrictions on visitation may be required. The following are examples of some of these times, but is not considered an all-inclusive list:

  • Any court order limiting or restraining contact
  • Persons in custody of law enforcement
  • A patient’s need for rest or privacy
  • Disruptive, threatening, or violent behavior of any kind exhibited
  • When visitation would interfere with the care of the patient or other patients
  • Patient’s risk of infection by visitor
  • Visitor’s risk of infection by patient
  • Extraordinary measures during a pandemic or infectious disease outbreak

Visitation while the patient is undergoing an intervention or procedure is subject to the clinical judgment of hospital caregivers, wishes of the patient, physical limitations of the patient’s room or recuperation area, or when the intervention or procedure requires maintenance of aseptic technique.

Reasons for visitation restrictions, when required, will be clearly communicated to patients and their support persons by hospital caregivers. Patients or their representatives may file a grievance with hospital administration if they believe their visitation rights have been violated.

Social Media Policy

Please note that content on our social sites is intended for general information and does not constitute medical advice. Please consult your physician if you have questions or concerns about a personal medical condition.

Posting Guidelines

The Miami Medical Center invites you to share stories, experiences, ideas and opinions on our social sites. Differences of opinion are welcomed as long as they are respectful. Please be courteous and respectful in your discussions. Any post deemed to be inappropriate will be deleted.

In addition, there are specific types of posts that will be deleted from the page.

  • Spam, hoaxes, chain letters or posts that advertise services/vendors/products not affiliated with The Miami Medical Center
  • Anything with profanity or obscenity, whether text, images or video
  • Any posts that illicit bullying or abuse
  • Any content that violates the privacy of The Miami Medical Center patients and/or their families or The Miami Medical Center staff
  • “Vote for Me” or other contest-type posts

People are free to report negative experiences they may have had at The Miami Medical Center Center. We ask that this is done in a respectful and factual manner and in the spirit of improving customer service and quality of care. Discussions that stray from this intent may be subject to deletion. The Miami Medical Center will make every effort to privately reach out to those reporting negative experiences in order to resolve any issues.

If we find repeated violations of our posting guidelines, we will consider deleting and/or blocking those posters from this page.

APR.09.01.01:

The hospital notifies the public it serves about how to contact its hospital management and The Joint Commission to report concerns about patient safety and quality of care. Note: Methods of notice may include, but are not limited to, distribution of information about The Joint Commission, including contact information in published materials such as brochures and/or posting this information on the hospital’s website.