Advance Directives

The Central Louisiana Surgical Hospital shall comply with state statues and court decisions regarding advance directives/DNR.  The facility shall not condition provision of care or otherwise discriminate against an individual based on whether or not an individual has executed an advance directive.  Life sustaining efforts will be initiated and maintained on all Code Blue patients at the facility.

Every patient or their designated health care decision maker has the right to express their wishes regarding resuscitation and will be required to sign the “Advance Directive Guidelines” form before treatment begins at the hospital.

All information pertaining to these issues will be placed in the patient’s medical record on admission, and copies will accompany the patient being transferred to another facility.

The Condition of Admission Form includes a statement informing the patient/representative of a temporary suspension of the Advanced Directive/DNR. Exceptions are negotiated with your physician.

Patient Testimonials

This setting gives you the overall confidence of a very professional, courteous and being cared for. It is almost like coming home to the old days when physicians had time for patients. I like the facility and am looking forward to the new phase opening soon. I think it will be a great asset to Alexandria and the surrounding areas.