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Health Records

Health Records

The Health Records Department is responsible for maintaining all health records created in St. Joseph's Hospital.

Health RecordsThe health record is a collection of all the pertinent facts of the patient's life and health history. Lab results, radiology findings, pharmacy information and reports from care providers are all included in patient's health record. It is used to provide continuing care and as a data collection tool to provide statistics and information to patients, physicians, insurance companies and other authorized bodies.

Operating under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, the Records Department staff ensure that only authorized hospital staff, the patient, or his / her representative have access to the patient's record.

Health Records personnel also transcribe accurate health record reports dictated by physicians and other health care professionals.

The Health Records office is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday.