Health Information Management

The Health Information Management Department (also known as the Medical Record Department) is responsible for processing and maintaining a medical record on each and every person who has been admitted and/or treated in our hospital or clinics.  The purpose of the medical record is to:

  1. Provide a means of communication between the physicians and other health care professionals contributing to the patient’s care.
  2. Serve as a basis for planning individual patient care.
  3. Furnish documentary evidence of the course of the patient’s illness and treatment during each hospital admission or treatment visit.
  4. Serve as a basis for analysis, study, and evaluation of the quality of care rendered to the patient.
  5. Assist in protecting the legal interest of the patient, hospital and health care providers.
  6. Provide clinical data for use in research and education.
  7. Provide information to third party payors.

The HIM Department is staffed by six employees, five days a week (excluding holidays).  Our hours are: 6:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday.  Our direct line is (360) 875-4513 and our fax line is (360) 875-0592.