Healthcare decision day at Highland Hospital

Published 7:00 am Saturday, April 9, 2016

The public is invited to an event at Highland Community Hospital on Friday to talk about how to deal with healthcare decisions.
The free presentation will take place April 15 from 3 to 5 p.m. and will be part of the nationwide observation of National Healthcare Decisions Day, which is an effort to educate the public on advance healthcare decisions.
Those decisions may include talking with family, friends and healthcare providers about the best methods to set up the power of attorney and the establishment of a living will.
A screening of a documentary entitled “Nine to Ninety” will also take place.
According to the release, the documentary depicts a family members from 9 to 90-years-old who share a home and the struggles involved in making ends meet while also dealing with the grandparent’s failing health.
The decision they face will have viewers consider what it takes “to live, love and die with dignity and grace in the modern age.”
Since space is limited, community members interested in attending should sign up for the event by contacting Highland Hospital Patient Advocate Mary McKinley at 601-358-9444 or via email at

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