Advance Health Care Directive
What it means to you
Centinela Hospital Medical Center recognizes and honors your right to formulate
an Advance Health Care Directive (AHCD). An AHCD means either an individual
health care instruction or power of attorney for health care. An AHCD
lets your physician, family and friends know your health care preferences,
including the types of treatment you want or don’t want at the end
of life; your desire for diagnostic testing; surgical procedures; cardiopulmonary
resuscitation; and organ donation.
Through advance care planning, you can put into writing what types of treatment
you would want or not want in case you are unable to speak for yourself.
More information on Advance Directives
For more information on patient rights and the importance of creating an
Advance Health Care Directive, please click
Centinela Hospital Medical Center patients with questions about advance
directives can contact the facility’s Social Services department
Click to view and/or print an advance health care directive form.
Advance Directive (english)
Advance Directive (spanish)