Methodist Allen Surgery Center is a physician-owned facility. This means that the facility has one or more physicians with ownership or a financial interest in this facility. The physician who referred you to Methodist Allen Surgery Center for a surgical procedure may be one of the physicians that have ownership or financial interest in this facility. This facility maintains a list of all physician owners, which is available upon request.
This information is being provided in order to assist you in making an informed decision about your care. You are free to choose another facility in which to receive the services that have been ordered by your physician.
This facility complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability or sex.
Protection of Health Information
This facility is dedicated to the protection of your personal health information. We follow the guidelines set forth by the U.S. Depart of Health & Human Services, Office of Civil Rights. You can visit their website for more information: www.hhs.gov/ocr/hipaa/.
Independent Contractor Notice
The physicians and other specialized medical service providers using this facility, including anesthesia, radiology or pathology, are independent contractors and are not employees or agents of the facility. Since they are independent contractors, the facility is not responsible or liable for their acts or omissions.
There are several types of advance directives; the two most common forms are living wills and a durable power of attorney designation. The facility does not honor previously signed advance directives. All patients are therefore asked to sign a written consent at registration that allows the facility to initiate resuscitation efforts and a transfer to a higher level of care should they suffer a cardiac or respiratory arrest or other life-threatening situation.