Questions to Ask Before Choosing A Hospital

Question Yes No
Does my physician or the physician who is performing the procedure practice at that hospital?   
Does the hospital offer the procedure or service(s) I need?   
Does the hospital accept my health insurance plan?   
Does my physician recommend this hospital?    
Will I have out-of-pocket costs for the hospital stay?   
Does the hospital have a positive reputation in the local community?   
Does the hospital have a discount policy for patients without insurance?    
Is the hospital conveniently located?   
Is the hospital accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting body, or recognized for any outstanding acheivements?   
Does the hospital participate in any of the various publicly available quality measures?