My doctor says they are not able to care for me at an HSHS hospital, but I prefer St. Joseph's or Sacred Heart. Can I still get care there?
Yes. If your doctor says they won’t care for you at an HSHS facility, you still have the right to ask for and use HSHS. Your care will not be compromised in any way. Our scope of services has not changed.
Please note that your primary physician may not be able to see you at any hospital in the region, because most hospitals entrust care to hospitalists. These are physicians who care for patients while they are hospitalized — both at HSHS St. Joseph's and Sacred Heart, and at other hospitals in the area.