Patients & Visitors

Patient Rights & Privacy

Patient Bill of Rights

Every patient admitted to OSS Orthopaedic Hospital has certain rights and responsibilities. These rights are guaranteed and respected by the personnel of OSS Orthopaedic Hospital, but must also be adhered to by the physicians, families and visitors of OSS Orthopaedic Hospital, in accordance with the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s recommendations on the Patient Bill of Rights.

Upon admission to OSS Orthopaedic Hospital, each patient will be provided a copy of the Patient Bill of Rights and will verify receipt of this information via electronic signature.   We want to make sure that you are aware of your guaranteed rights and responsibilities. Click here for the Patient Rights and Responsibilities.

Patient Privacy

The OSS Orthopaedic Hospital is required by the federal privacy rule to maintain the privacy of health information that is protected by the rule, and to provide you with notice of our legal duties and privacy practices with respect to your protected health care information. We are required to abide by the terms of the notice currently in effect.

Generally speaking, your protected health information is any information that relates to your past, present or future physical or mental health condition; the provision of health care to you; or payment for health care provided to you. Your medical and billing records at our hospital are examples of information that usually will be regarded as your protected health information.

You will receive a Notice of Privacy Practices when you arrive at the OSS Orthopaedic Hospital for your surgery. It will describe how we may use and disclose your protected health information for treatment, payment and health care operations. Click here if you would like to view this information prior to coming to the hospital.

Stock Photography Models

The persons shown in photographs on this website are stock photography models (Models) and are not actual patients of, nor are they affiliated with, OSS Orthopaedic Hospital, OSS Orthopaedic Hospital's direct and indirect parent companies, subsidiaries, or subsidiaries of its parent companies ("Affiliates"). OSS Orthopaedic Hospital or OSS Orthopaedic Hospital's Affiliates, have obtained the rights to use the photographs via license agreements with certain third party stock photography companies, and OSS Orthopaedic Hospital or OSS Orthopaedic Hospital's Affiliates use of the photographs is in compliance with the terms of those license agreements.

The photographs showing the Models are used on this website for illustrative purposes only. The Models do not personally endorse OSS Orthopaedic Hospital, or any products, services, causes, or endeavors associated with, or provided by, OSS Orthopaedic Hospital or any of OSS Orthopaedic Hospital's Affiliates. The context in which the photographs are used on this website is not intended to reflect personally on any of the Models shown in the photographs. OSS Orthopaedic Hospital, OSS Orthopaedic Hospital's Affiliates, their respective officers, directors, employees, agents and/or independent contractors assume no liability for any consequence relating directly or indirectly to the use of the photographs showing the Models on this website.