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National Healthcare Decisions Day April 16

April 16, 2013
Keene, NH

Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene is joining with other national, state and community organizations to remind you of the importance of advance healthcare decision-making on April 16 which is National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD).

We encourage you to think about the importance of advance care planning on this special day - and throughout the year. A Web site has been created with information and tools for patients and providers to use to talk about future healthcare decisions and execute written advance directives (healthcare power of attorney and living wills) in accordance with state law. (nationalhealthcaredecisionsday.org)

We urge you to take advantage of this special day to review the information on the website and to talk to your family and healthcare providers about your wishes for end of life care and/or a time when you might be unable to make healthcare decisions for yourself. Booklets with state of NH Advance Planning forms are available from your provider’s office or from the Medical Records Department.

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