Notice from the Chief Compliance Officer

Dear Patients and Visitors,

Protecting the privacy of your health information is important. Through this booklet we are pleased to tell you about a federal law that is designed to help protect the privacy of that health information. This recently implemented law is known as the HIPAA Privacy Rule.

The Privacy Rule requires us to give you a copy of our Notice of Privacy Practices ("the Notice"). This Notice explains our use of your medical or health information. The Rule also requires us to ask you to sign a form called the Acknowledgment. By signing this form you are confirming that you received a copy of the Notice.

We hope that the Notice of Privacy Practices helps you to understand the ways we use and protect your health information. If you have any questions about this Notice or our privacy practices, please feel free to contact the HIPAA Program Office at (773) 834-9716.

Sincerely,

Krista Curell
Chief Compliance Officer