How do I indicate my Advanced Directive?

An advanced directive is a document that gives your healthcare desires in advance. It is a significant statement of your intentions and should be developed only after careful consideration. This document guides your caregivers in following your wishes concerning medical treatment or non-treatment in the event you cannot make those wishes known. Advanced directives are best developed before an illness or injury occurs. For further information, call Ashley Moon, Patient Service Coordinator at (309) 543-8594.

Mason District Hospital offers an interpreter service for patients speaking a foreign language. For assistance please talk with your nurse regarding this service.

For some people, pastoral guidance and prayer helps to enhance treatment and recovery. Mason District Hospital pastoral staff consists of clergy members of various faiths who are available to meet with patients upon request for spiritual counseling, guidance and prayer. Patients who are hospitalized are encouraged to invite their minister, priest, rabbi or other spiritual counselor to visit with them during their stay, or to request a visit from a hospital chaplain. If you wish to see a chaplain, please talk with your nurse or call (309) 543-8594 for assistance.