Genesis Participates in Living Wills and Advance Directives Week - Genesis HealthCare System - Zanesville, Ohio

Published on October 14, 2015

Genesis Participates in Living Wills and Advance Directives Week Oct. 11-17

Zanesville, OH (Oct. 14, 2015) – Genesis HealthCare System is helping members of the community learn about advance care decision making during Ohio Living Wills and Advance Directives Week. Governor John Kasich signed a proclamation declaring the week of Oct. 11 as Ohio’s Living Wills and Advance Directives Week.

“It is our hope that Living Wills and Advance Directives Week will prompt our patients, employees and community to have thoughtful conversations about their health care decisions and complete reliable advance directives to make their wishes known,” said Vickie Kumorowski, director, Genesis Spiritual Care. “Making these decisions before a crisis helps honor patients’ wishes when the time comes to do so,” she said.

Genesis Spiritual Care provides information and tools for the community to talk about their wishes with family, friends and health care providers and execute written advance directives (health care power of attorney and living will) in accordance with Ohio state laws. Community members can get help with advance care planning at no cost by calling Genesis Spiritual Care at (740) 454-5859.

About Genesis HealthCare System

Genesis is an integrated healthcare delivery system based in Southeastern Ohio. The system includes Genesis Hospital, a not-for-profit hospital in Zanesville; centers of excellence including Respiratory, Women’s & Children’s, Emergency & Trauma, Cancer Services; Neurosciences & Orthopedics; Center of Surgical Excellence; the Heart and Vascular Institute, an extensive network of more than 300 physicians; and multiple outpatient care centers throughout the region. Affiliates of Genesis include Northside Pharmacies, Northside Oxygen & Medical Equipment Company, Genesis Community Ambulance Service, Genesis Children’s Center and more. Better Begins Here.

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