Changes at Hospitals to Affect Pastoral Care


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The ministers and deacons of First Baptist Tulsa consider it a sacred honor to visit and pray with our church members during times of hospitalization. However, recent changes at our local hospitals will have a dramatic effect on our ability to continue this ministry to you and your family—and we need your help!

Effective immediately, both Hillcrest Medical Center and St. John/Ascension will no longer be providing information to churches as they have in the past due to stricter adherence to HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) guidelines—a US law designed to provide privacy standards to protect patients' medical records and other health information provided to health plans, doctors, hospitals and other health care providers. This was the primary way that we, as a church staff, were able to keep track of our people in the hospital, so we need everyone’s help to ensure that no one slips through the cracks!

If you, or someone you know, is facing an upcoming surgery or is hospitalized for any reason, please call the church at (918) 587-1571 or email Mary Northcutt at mnorthcutt@tulsafbc.org as soon as you can. If we have a church member’s name, the hospital will be able to give us their room number.

Without your help, we won’t have any way of knowing who is hospitalized, so please don’t assume that someone has already told us. We would much rather get multiple points of contact than miss praying and visiting with someone precious to us.

Thank you for helping us to continue this ministry of hope and blessing despite changes within our community!

Grace and Peace,

marissa

Marissa Carter Director of Pastoral Care

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