CHI Health St. Mary’s, along with other national, state and community organizations, are leading an effort to highlight the importance of advance healthcare decision-making. That effort that has culminated in the formal designation of April 16 as National Healthcare Decisions Day.

CHI Health St. Mary’s, along with other national, state and community organizations, are leading an effort to highlight the importance of advance healthcare decision-making. That effort that has culminated in the formal designation of April 16 as National Healthcare Decisions Day.
On April 16, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., CHI Health: St. Mary’s will be welcoming the public throughout the day near the Lunch Inn with free information about advance care planning and advance directive forms with CHI  Health: St. Mary’s staff available to answer questions
As a participating organization, CHI Health: St. Mary’s will be providing information and tools for the public to talk about their wishes with family, friends and healthcare providers, and execute written advance directives (healthcare power of attorney and living will) in accordance with Nebraska/Iowa state laws.  
These resources are available at CHI Health: St. Mary’s and www.nationalhealthcaredecisionsday.org.  
“As a result of National Healthcare Decisions Day, many more people in our community can be expected to have thoughtful conversations about their healthcare decisions and complete reliable advance directives to make their wishes known,” said Laura Bando-Ross, MSW (Social Worker).