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National Healthcare Decisions Day

The Gift of Knowing

Tragedy can occur at any age, and everyone should have their final wishes in writing. With advanced care planning and directives, fewer families and healthcare providers would have to struggle with difficult healthcare decisions when patient guidance is not an option.

The Greater Hudson Valley Health System (GHVHS) will be providing education and FREE information about the importance of advanced care planning and related healthcare decision-making, as well as resources and tools to help with planning on National Healthcare Decisions Day.

GHVHS Bio-Ethics Committee presents

National Healthcare Decisions Day

Advanced Care Planning Education

April 16, 2019
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

We encourage staff, patients and visitors to join us to begin their advance care planning!

We will be offering education at the following locations from 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM on April 16, 2019:

  • Orange Regional Medical Center Conference Center Lobby – Ground Floor
  • Catskill Regional Medical Center Cafeteria – Ground Floor
  • Orange Regional Medical Group, Outpatient Building – 3rd and 4th Floors
  • Catskill Regional Medical Group – Primary & Urgent Care – Monticello

If you are unable to join us, we encourage you to access the resources and forms below, as well as, to talk to you doctor about your advanced directives.

Healthcare Proxy

The New York Health Care Proxy Law allows you to appoint someone you trust — for example, a family member or close friend – to make health care decisions for you if you lose the ability to make decisions yourself.

By appointing a health care agent, you can make sure that health care providers follow your wishes.

Download the Health Care Proxy

Advanced Directives

Your decision to accept or reject medical treatment depends upon your personal wishes, values, and beliefs. This guide, provided by the New York State Attorney General, explains your right to choose medical treatments and describes the steps you can take under state law to help ensure that your personal health care decisions are known and honored if you are unable to speak for yourself.

Download Advanced Directives Guide

Learn more about National Healthcare Decisions Day and get free information at