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Cook County Health & Hospitals System will participate in the National Healthcare Decisions Day on April 16th, a nationwide effort to highlight the importance of advance healthcare decision-making.

We will provide information and tools for staff, visitors and patients to talk about their wishes with family, friends and healthcare providers; and how to complete a written advance directive, healthcare power of attorney.

“Fewer families and healthcare providers will have to struggle with making difficult healthcare decisions in the absence of guidance from the patient,” said Lisa Fernandez, RN, with our Supportive and Palliative Care Program.

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