There are a lot of things you can do to keep yourself healthy. You can exercise and eat a balanced diet, avoid tobacco, and get a good night's rest.
But one of the most important things you can do for your health is to become actively involved in your health care.
Cooley Dickinson is committed to sustaining and building upon the levels of high quality care that have earned the organization national recognition by such leading health care agencies as The Leapfrog Group, the American Heart Association, HealthGrades, and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI).
Research shows that patients who are informed about their health, ask questions, and get involved in making decisions, actually get better care.
Launched in 2002 with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, The Joint Commission’s Speak Up™ program urges patients to take an active role in preventing health care errors by becoming involved and informed participants on their health care team. The Speak Up program features brochures, posters, animated videos and now infographics, which can be downloaded for free. Learn more.
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