Greater Dayton Surgery Center respects the rights of the patient to make informed decisions regarding their care.

The Center has adopted the position that an ambulatory surgery center is not the most appropriate setting for end of life decisions. Therefore, it is the policy of the center that in the absence of an applicable, properly executed Advance Directive, if there is deterioration in the patient’s condition during treatment at the center, the personnel at the center will initiate resuscitative or other stabilizing measures. The patient will be transferred to an acute hospital, where further treatment decisions will be made.

If the patient has an Advance Directive, which has been provided to the surgery center, that impacts resuscitative measures being taken, we will discuss the treatment plan with the patient and his/her physician to determine the appropriate course of action to be taken regarding the patient’s care.