Our primary goal at Perry Memorial Hospital is to deliver compassionate, quality care and excellent health services to the people and communities we serve. Perry’s Patient Advocate serves as a liaison between the hospital and patient. During your visit, if there is anything we can do to make your stay more pleasant and comfortable, please feel free to contact the Advocate at extension 4498 or ask one of your caregivers to contact the Patient Advocate on your behalf.
Patients and their families have the right to express concerns about the quality of service received at Perry Memorial Hospital. If we do not meet your expectations while caring for you, we recommend that you first share your concern with your nurse or physician. If you are uncomfortable and would prefer to discuss your concerns with a third party, Perry invites you to contact our Patient Advocate.
The Perry Patient Advocate will allow you to speak in a confidential environment to share your concerns. Our goal is to listen closely to your concerns and explore and resolve issues that may have emerged during your stay.
The Patient Advocate will also:
You may receive a Customer Satisfaction Survey asking you to provide feedback regarding the services you have received at Perry Memorial Hospital. We appreciate you taking the time to complete this survey, as it provides valuable information on how we are doing in delivering our mission.
In addition, we know the importance of thanking and recognizing our staff plays such an important role in meeting your expectations. In this way, the Customer Satisfaction Survey provides an opportunity for you to let us know if any staff serving you provided a level of service which you felt was exceptional or noteworthy. All of our staff members wear identification badges that include their first name and title. If possible, take note of the professionals serving you.
Remember, the Patient Advocate is here for you. You may contact the Patient Advocate with questions or comments by phone at 815-876-4498, by mail or you may make an appointment for a meeting at your convenience.
SpeakUp™ is an initiative supported in partnership with The Joint Commission. The program encourages patients to "SpeakUp™ about your care!" by following these steps:
Information about SpeakUp™ is available throughout Perry Memorial Hospital. During your next visit, ask for a brochure and more information about SpeakUp™, and begin playing a more active role in your healthcare.