As a patient of St. Francis Medical Center, our goal is to provide care that is considerate and respectful of your rights and needs as a patient. If a concern should develop while you are in our medical center, we will make every effort to help resolve it in a timely manner.
We encourage you and your family to inform us of any concerns you may have about the service and the care you receive. We are committed to addressing your concerns promptly. Bringing a concern to our attention will not, in any manner, serve to compromise your care or future access to the services at St. Francis Medical Center. It is important for you to ask questions and participate in your treatment plan whenever possible. We value and respect your role in making decisions regarding your care. You may speak with your physician, nurse or any other member of your healthcare team about your issues and concerns. In the event you do not feel satisfied with their response, you may contact the Patient Advocate’s office at 310-900-8572.
The Patient Advocate is available if you have a special need, questions regarding your rights as a patient, or if your treatment and care are not provided to your satisfaction. The Patient Advocate may be reached at 310-900-8572. The Patient Advocate’s office is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. For assistance at other times dial the hospital operator at 310-900-8900 and ask for the Administrative House Supervisor to be paged.
If You Have a Concern