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HIPAA Privacy Statement

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 is a broad federal law enacted by Congress in part to help protect patient privacy. The part of the law that deals with patient privacy is intended to do the following:

  • Give patients more control over their health information.
  • Set limits on the use and disclosure of health information.
  • Establish safeguards that hospitals, physicians, health plans and clearinghouses (“covered entities”) and their business associates must have in place to protect the privacy of health information.
  • Holds violators accountable with civil and criminal penalties if they violate a patient’s privacy rights.

Click below to read our HIPAA Privacy Statement

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Each patient receives a copy of Sacred Heart Hospital's Privacy Policy Notice at the time he/she registers for a test/service or is admitted. The notice describes how our HealthCare System safeguards patient information. Sacred Heart Hospital believes maintaining patient confidentially is one of its highest priorities. If you have any questions about patient privacy at Sacred Heart Hospital, please contact:

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Officer
C/O Sacred Heart HealthCare System
421 Chew Street
Allentown, PA 18102

610-776-5127