Medical Center Joins Push for Advancing Healthcare Decision-making

Door County Medical Center (DCMC) and other national, state and community organizations are leading a massive effort to highlight the importance of advance health-care decision-making, an effort that has culminated in April 16 being designated as National Health Care Decisions Day. As a participating organization, DCMC is providing information and tools for the public to talk about their wishes with family, friends and health-care providers; and to execute written advance directives (health-care powers of attorney and living wills) in accordance with Wisconsin state laws. To schedule an appointment, call DCMC at 920.743.5566 and ask for Social Services or Spiritual Services. “As a result of National Health Care Decisions Day, many more people in our community can be expected to have thoughtful conversations about their health-care decisions and complete reliable advance directives to make their wishes known,” said DCMC’s Lauren Daoust. “Fewer families and health-care providers will have to struggle with making difficult health-care decisions in the absence of guidance from the patient, and health-care providers and facilities will be better equipped to address advance health-care planning issues before a crisis and be better able to honor patients’ wishes when the time comes to do so.” Learn more about National Health Care Decisions Day at