To obtain a patient’s condition, contact the Beacon Health System Corporate Communications Department at 574.647.3001 or 574.647.3234.
According to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the word “stable” is not used as a condition.
The HIPAA requires all hospitals to ask permission from each patient, or his or her legal representative, to disclose information about the patient’s medical condition. Under HIPAA, a patient may exercise his or her right to refuse or limit the release of this information.
The Beacon Health System Corporate Communications Department works directly with the media to provide accurate and timely information about patients’ conditions, while also respecting patients’ wishes and complying with HIPAA privacy regulations. To that end, the Health System does not release information on patients whose injuries may have resulted from domestic abuse or violent crime, or have requested to be placed on a Do Not Report list.