Your health information is personal, and we are committed to preserving
the confidential health information created or maintained at our hospital.
Your health information is important to our ability to provide you and
your family with quality care, and to comply with laws that apply to all
of your medical records.
We are required by the Health Information Portability and Accountability
Act (HIPAA) as well as South Dakota State law to maintain the privacy
of your confidential health information, also referred to as your "protected
health information" or "PHI". We are also required to provide
you a "Notice of Privacy Practices." This notice is completed
during your admission process and maintained in your medical record.
Release of Medical Information
To obtain a copy of your medical records or have a copy forwarded to another
facility or provider, you must complete an "Authorization for Release"
form. To ensure proper authorization for record release, please contact
the Health Information Department at (605) 698-4654. The Health Information
Department is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.