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Special Services

HSHS St. Mary's Hospital Medical Center offers many services to make your stay as pleasant, convenient and comfortable as possible.

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Advance Directives

We honor Advance Directives. An Advance Directive is a written statement signed by you naming a person who will make your health care decisions for you if you become unable to do so.

Click here to learn more about advanced directives or call the Pastoral Care Department 920-498-4282.

Ethics Committee

Making a difficult medical decision for yourself or a loved can be confusing, frightening or painful, especially if it is about your or a loved one’s end of life care. Having a good understanding among your family members and health care providers may lessen your fears that these kinds of decisions can cause.

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Hearing Impaired

A telecommunications device is available to help hearing impaired patients, or patients who want to communicate with a hearing impaired relative or friend. We can also arrange to have a person who uses sign language to help hearing impaired or deaf patients.


We can provide an interpreter for a number of foreign languages.  If you need an interpreter, please ask a nurse for help. 

Music Therapy

Studies show that music and imagery can help reduce pain,decrease stress and anxiety, and help improve sleep. HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center offers a variety of music and imagery tapes and equipment. We also have continuous music channels on our televisions. Please ask your nurse about these services.  

Notary Public 

A notary is available for patients free of charge. Your nurse can assist you in locating a notary on our hospital campus.