Black River Memorial Hospital (BRMH) is highlighting the importance of advance healthcare decision making. April 16 is designated as National Healthcare Decisions Day. An advance directive is a legal document that tells family, friends and other healthcare professionals a person’s wishes about the medical care they want when they are too sick or hurt to do so.
BRMH wants to help people understand how to fill out an advance directive, also known as healthcare power of attorney or living will. BRMH is holding a free educational event on Tuesday, April 18, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Dorothy Halvorson Conference Room. Dr. Kirk Lane will provide a 20-minute presentation about how to begin the conversation on advance healthcare planning.