Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital’s Medical Information Management Department (Medical Records) maintains all patient medical records. The medical record is a permanent document of the history and progress of every patient's medical care. The record is a compilation of observations and findings recorded by the patient's physician and members of the hospital healthcare staff, the entries and reports originate at various points in the Hospital. Physicians' dictated medical records are transcribed and added to the medical record.
Records are used for continuity of patient care, to verify insurance claims for medical care rendered, as a legal/business document outlining the course of a patient's medical care, to provide statistical and factual information for hospital administration and medical staff committees, for hospital accreditation, licensing and other regulatory bodies and medical research.
To have your medical records sent to a provider, please complete an Authorization for Use or Disclosure of Protected Health Information form and bring it to the Medical Records office. To obtain a copy of your medical records from Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital, need to complete a Patient’s Request for Access to Protected Health Information.
Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Medical Records Office
155 Glasson Way, Building 3, Ste. 150
Grass Valley, CA 95945