We create records of the health care and services you receive from us and we are committed to protecting that medical information. We are required by law to protect the privacy of any medical information that identifies you; provide you with this notice describing our legal duties and privacy practices with respect to your medical information; and to follow the terms of the most current Steward privacy notice.
This notice describes the privacy practices of the Steward Health Care System Organized Health Care Arrangement (“Steward”) and applies to all Steward Health Care System hospitals, other Steward Health Care System health care providers, as well as health care providers who are participants in Steward Health Care Network and Steward Integrated Care Network, including their employees, medical staff, students and volunteers. Collectively these entities and individuals are referred to as “we” or “us” in this notice. We will share medical information among ourselves to carry out your treatment, payment, and healthcare operations activities. A full list of the Steward participants to which this notice applies is available at www.steward.org/OHCA. A paper copy is available upon request.
We use and disclose your medical information to conduct many activities that are common in hospitals and other types of health care providers. In certain situations, which are described below in Section 3, we are required to obtain your written permission to use or disclose your medical information. The following are different situations in which we may use or disclose your medical information without your written permission.
We are required to obtain your written permission to use or disclose your medical information for the following reasons. You may revoke an authorization at any time, in writing, except to the extent that we have acted in reliance on it.
As required by state law, Steward Health Care System hospitals maintain medical records for at least 20 years after your discharge or final treatment. A copy of the hospital medical record retention policy is available upon request.
With respect to the medical information maintained by Steward, you have the right:
This notice takes effect September 23, 2013. We reserve the right to change this notice and our privacy practices, policies and procedures and to make the new notice, practices, policies and procedures effective for all medical information we already have as well as any we create or receive in the future. If we make any changes to the notice, we will publish the revised notice on the Steward Health Care System website at www.steward.org and post it in common areas in our hospitals, physician practices and other patient care facilities.
Please contact the Office of Corporate Compliance & Privacy to request a copy of this notice, to obtain help understanding this notice or to obtain more information. You may also contact a Privacy Officer if you are concerned that your privacy rights have been violated or if you disagree with a decision that was made about access to your medical information. A Privacy Officer can be reached by phone at 1-617-419-4732, or in writing at Privacy Officer, Steward Health Care System, 500 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116.
Written complaints may also be filed with the Office of Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Filing a complaint will not affect the treatment or services you receive from us.
|STEWARD HEALTH CARE SYSTEM LLC ENTITIES|
| Steward Carney Hospital, Inc. |
d/b/a Carney Hospital
|2100 Dorchester Ave Dorchester, MA 02124|
| Steward Good Samaritan Medical Center, Inc. |
d/b/a Good Samaritan Medical Center
|235 North Pearl St, Brockton, MA 02301|
| Steward Holy Family Hospital, Inc. |
d/b/a Holy Family Hospital
|70 East St, Methuen, MA 01844|
| Merrimack Valley Hospital, A Steward Family Hospital, Inc. |
d/b/a Merrimack Valley Hospital
|140 Lincoln Avenue, Haverhill, MA 01830|
|New England Sinai Hospital, A Steward Family Hospital, Inc.||150 York St, Stoughton, MA 02072|
| Nashoba Valley Medical Center, A Steward Family Hospital, Inc. |
d/b/a Nashoba Valley Medical Center
|200 Groton Road, Ayer, MA 01432|
| Steward Norwood Hospital, Inc. |
d/b/a Norwood Hospital
|800 Washington St, Norwood, MA 02062|
| Steward St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center of Boston, Inc. |
d/b/a St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center
|736 Cambridge St, Brighton, MA 02135|
| Steward St. Anne’s Hospital Corporation |
d/b/a Saint Anne’s Hospital
|795 Middle St, Fall River, MA 02721|
| Morton Hospital, A Steward Family Hospital, Inc. |
d/b/a Morton Hospital
|88 Washington Street, Taunton, MA 02780|
| Quincy Medical Center, A Steward Family Hospital, Inc. |
d/b/a Quincy Medical Center
|114 Whitwell Street, Quincy, MA 02169|
|Steward Medical Group, Inc.||500 Boylston St., 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02116|
|Steward Home Care, Inc.||30 Perwal St., Westwood, MA 02090|
| Steward Good Samaritan Radiation Oncology Center, Inc. |
d/b/a Good Samaritan Radiation Oncology Center
|235 North Pearl St., Brockton, MA 02301|
|Steward PET Imaging, LLC|| 500 Boylston St., 5th Floor, Boston, MA |