Protecting Your Privacy

HIPAA Privacy Statement

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 is a broad federal law enacted by Congress in part to help protect patient privacy. The part of the law that deals with patient privacy is intended to do the following:

  • Give patients more control over their health information.
  • Set limits on the use and disclosure of health information.
  • Establish safeguards that hospitals, physicians, health plans and clearinghouses (“covered entities”) and their business associates must have in place to protect the privacy of health information.
  • Hold violators accountable with civil and criminal penalties if they violate a patient’s privacy rights.

Coffee Regional Medical Center believes maintaining patient confidentiality is one of our highest priorities. Please read our Notice of Privacy Practices (PDF)

Questions?

CRMC Privacy Officer

Wendy Griffis, BSN, RN

1101 Ocilla Road

Douglas, GA 31534

912.383.5626

 

Quality of Care or Safety Concerns

Wendy Griffis, BSN, RN

912.383.5626

Email

 

Patient Care Director

912.384.1900, ext. 4533.

 

Compliance

Coffee Regional Medical Center is dedicated to our patients and caregivers and to assuring that there are effective and efficient policies and procedures in place. We will ensure that these policies are well understood and respected by all employees and that we are complying with all regulatory requirements. Attorney Kaycee Hopwood leads CRMC’s compliance program. If you have compliance-related questions or concerns, you can contact Kaycee directly at 912-383-5621, or you can call CRMC’s Anonymous Compliance Hotline at 912-384-0292.

Deficit Reduction Act (DRA)

For more information about Coffee Regional Medical Center’s compliance with the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005, please review our False Claims Education Policy (PDF File).

Resources

Notice of Privacy Practices (PDF)

False Claims Education Policy (PDF File)