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Medical Center Hosts Two Community Events for National Healthcare Decisions Day

Medical Center Hosts Two Community Events for National Healthcare Decisions Day

Free Events Scheduled for April 15 and April 16 

MACON, GA (Monday, April 14, 2014) – The Medical Center of Central Georgia (MCCG), along with other national, state and community organizations, is leading an effort to highlight the importance of advance healthcare decision-making — an effort that has culminated in the formal designation of April 16 as National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD).

As a participating organization, MCCG is providing information and tools for the public to talk about their wishes with family, friends and healthcare providers, and execute written advance directives, which include a healthcare power of attorney and treatment preferences for end of life, in accordance with Georgia state laws. 

Julia Magda, attorney at law with Sell & Melton, L.L.P., will provide free information about advance care planning and completing advance directive forms at free events on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, April 15 (11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)
  • Wednesday, April 16 (6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.)

Both events will take place at The Wellness Center, 3797 Northside Drive in Macon. Experienced healthcare professionals will be available to answer questions after the presentation and to assist people who choose to fill out advance care planning documentation.

“As a result of National Healthcare Decisions Day, 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. Fewer families and healthcare providers will have to struggle with making difficult healthcare decisions in the absence of guidance from the patient, and healthcare providers and facilities will be better equipped to address advance healthcare planning issues before a crisis and be better able to honor patient wishes when the time comes to do so,” said Roz McMillan, Assistant Vice President of Population Health and Community Health Education for MCCG.