News Release

Upcoming free session will help adults understand advance directives

February 15, 2018

NORTON, Kan. – The Norton County Hospital and Norton Regional Health Foundation are sponsoring a free community educational session covering advance directives. The session will take place Thursday, March 8 from 6-7 p.m. at the Norton County Hospital conference room. The session will be led by attorney Doug Sebelius, Sebelius & Griffiths LLP in Norton.

Advance directives are documents that state a patient’s choices about treatment, such as decisions to refuse treatment to be placed on life-support, to stop treatment at a point the patient chooses or to request life-sustaining treatment if that is wanted. Through advance directives, patients can make legally valid decisions about their medical treatment.

People might be familiar with specific advance directives, including a “Healthcare Directive” or “Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare.” At this session, attendees will learn about types of advance directives, why these legally valid documents are important for all adults so that healthcare wishes are known, where to properly store this documentation and how to begin completing advance directives.

Anyone is welcome to attend the March 8th session and bring questions. A light snack will also be provided. A RSVP is not required, but it is appreciated by Tuesday, March 6 to plan accordingly for snacks. To RSVP, or if you have any questions, contact Katie Allen at Norton County Hospital: or 785-877-3351.

The hospital’s conference room is located on the lower level. Please park in the Norton Medical Clinic parking lot, and look for event signage.