Policies and Documents - Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital
Notice of Privacy Practices
Notice of Privacy - English 2019
Notice of Privacy Practices - Spanish 2019
Facilities and Practices covered by the Notice of Privacy Practice
Authorization for Release of Medical Information
Medical Record Release
Guidelines for Email
Financial Assistance Policies
Plain Language Summary
Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital and its facilities for which services are reflected in this billing statement offer financial assistance, based on the current Federal Poverty Guidelines to uninsured patients and guarantors with an outstanding balance owed for medically necessary services.
Patients or guarantors may be determined to be Presumptively Eligible for financial assistance based on eligibility for other specific state or federal programs.
Additional information regarding available financial assistance, including copies of the Financial Assistance Policy and Application can be found at www.murphymedical.org.
In addition, patients can obtain a copy of these documents, at no cost, by sending a request to Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital, Financial Counseling Department, 3990 E. US Hwy 64 Alt., Murphy, NC 28906-8707 or in person at Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital.
Our Financial Counselors can be reached at 828-835-3662; 828-835-7719, Monday – Friday from 8:30AM – 5:00PM to assist you with any additional questions.
Patients approved for financial assistance under the Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital Financial Assistance Policy will be billed no more than the amount generally billed (AGB) to Medicare and our Private Health Insurers. Applications for Financial Assistance are also available in Spanish.
Financial Assistance Policy
Financial Assistance Application
Hardship Settlement Policy
Schedule H (Form 990)
Billing and Collections Policy
Notice of Program Accessibility for Disabled Policy
Patient Rights and Responsibilities
Patient Rights and Responsibilities English
Patient Rights and Responsibilities Spanish
Your quality care and safety is important to us. If you have any unresolved complaints regarding patient care or safety issues, you may report your complaints by doing the following:
Report your complaints directly to the department director or the administrator on-call. Dial “0” on any hospital phone or call 828-837-8161 from an outside phone, and ask for the “Administrator On-call”.
You will receive a prompt response to your concern.
If your concerns cannot be resolved by Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital, you may report them to our accrediting body or the state agency listed below:
The Joint Commission One Renaissance Boulevard Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181 Toll Free: 800-994-6610 http://www.jcaho.org/
Division of Health Services Regulation 2711 Mail Services Center, Raleigh, North Carolina 27699-2701 Toll Free: 800-624-3004
Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA)
In order to understand the health needs of our community and best prioritize our healthcare efforts, we have conducted a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). This assessment was conducted in conjunction with area health departments and as part of the regional WNC Healthy Impact collaboration. It synthesized self-reported and existing data on a wide range of important health-related information about the general health issues facing us in the three westernmost counties of North Carolina. This CHNA is the cornerstone of Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital’s strategic implementation plan.
If you have comments about this Community Health Needs Assessment, please contact our Community Relations Coordinator at 828-835-7506 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Murphy Medical Center’s Community Health Needs Assessment 2016
Murphy Medical Center’s Implementation Strategy 2013-2015
Murphy Medical Center Implementation Strategy-2016-2019
Cherokee County Community Health Assessment
Clay County Community Health Assessment
Graham County Community Health Assessment