Jackson Regional Women’s Center provides a unique medical practice. We spend the necessary time to get to know each patient. Our patients know our physicians and staff, and feel comfortable and secure in the quality of care they are receiving. Jackson Regional Women’s Center uses both Jackson-Madison County General Hospital and Tennova Healthcare – Regional Jackson for our patients’ convenience and preference.
While you are a patient of Jackson Regional Women’s Center, the care you receive depends partially on you. To fulfill our responsibilities, we ask that you:
- Provide information about past illnesses, hospitalizations, medications, and other matters related to your health.
- Request additional information or clarification about your health status or treatment when you do not fully understand information or instructions.
- Provide JRWC with a copy of your written Advance Directive, Living Will, Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare, and Advance Care Plan.
- Respect the rules and regulations of the clinic, and the rights of other patients and clinic personnel.
- Follow instructions of those rendering service. Also, work with the clinic in making timely financial arrangements.
- Keep track of personal belongings.
- If children attend your appointment with you, please make sure they are attended at all times and not allowed to move freely throughout the clinic.
- Allow us the opportunity to discuss any questions or concerns regarding service or care.
- Discuss your treatment with staff and doctors.
While you are a patient at JRWC, your rights include the following:
- You have the right to privacy and confidentiality regarding your office visits and records.
- You have the right to adequate education and counseling regarding your medical condition.
- You have the right to have all procedures, risks, benefits, and alternatives explained and your questions answered in lay language.
- You have the right to have medications’ effectiveness and possible side effects explained to you.
- You have the right to see results of tests and have the meaning of tests explained to you.
- You have the right to refuse treatment to the extent permitted by law and the right to receive information on alternatives and consequences of refused treatment.
- You have the right to review your medical records in the presence of your physician and have them explained to you.
- You have the right to decide whether to participate in clinical research studies.
- You have the right to voice any complaints and concerns regarding your care and treatment received at our facility. Complaints and concerns may be relayed to the office manager or health care provider.
- You have the right to know if this office has relationships with outside parties that may influence your treatment of care, such as educational institutions, other health care providers or insurers.
- Please pre-register at the hospital of your choice before the day of your surgery. Remember to bring all insurance information.
- Do not have anything to eat or drink after midnight prior to your surgery.
- Please be free of all make up products, and remove all nail polish.
- Please leave all jewelry and valuables at home, and remove all piercings.
- Please bring a list of all current medications.
- You must have a designated driver to drive you home upon discharge from the hospital..
The ultrasounds are done at 72 Physicians Drive. (behind Tennova Healthcare – Regional Jackson)
- If you are having a Pelvic Ultrasound, which is to image a non-pregnant uterus and ovaries, please drink 20 ounces of a non-carbonated beverage one hour before your appointment time. Do not go to the bathroom! Your bladder should be full when you arrive for your appointment. If your bladder becomes uncomfortable and you cannot wait, you may release just enough to relieve the pressure. We will do our best to see you at your scheduled time.
- If you are having a Transvaginal Ultrasound, you do not need a full bladder. This ultrasound will be done internally/vaginally with a vaginal probe.
- If you are pregnant and less than eight weeks, you do not have to have a full bladder. Your ultrasound will be done internally with a vaginal transducer to image the early pregnancy.
- If you are pregnant and between eight and 24 weeks, please fill your bladder! Please drink 20 ounces of a non-carbonated beverage one hour before your appointment time. Do not go to the bathroom! Your bladder should be full when you arrive for your appointment. If your bladder becomes uncomfortable and you cannot wait, you may release just enough to relieve the pressure. We will do our best to see you at your scheduled time.
- If you are pregnant and past 24 weeks, you still do need a full bladder, but your bladder does not need to be completely full. (as long as it’s not empty)
- If you are pregnant and need to leave a urine specimen, this will need to be done after your ultrasound!
- We do not schedule ultrasounds for the purpose of determining the gender of your baby. Obstetric ultrasounds are performed to evaluate the well-being of the baby and mom. We will try to determine the gender, if you want to know, at the time of necessary scheduled ultrasounds.
- While it is not possible to detect all detecting many fetal abnormalities.
If you have any questions during the ultrasound, please ask the technologist at the end of the exam. As many of your questions will be answered during the course of your exam, your ultrasound requires the concentration of the technologist. If you have any concerns during the exam, the technologist will address them as necessary.