Free advance care planning sessions hosted by Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center

In health care settings, families may feel conflicted as they struggle to make difficult health care decisions for a loved one. When a patient is incapable of making their own choices, family members are called upon to make decisions which can cause stress, uncertainty and guilt if conversations do not happen in advance.

Along with other Minnesota hospitals, Ridgeview Medical Center and Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center participate in Honoring Choices Minnesota, an initiative focused on creating awareness and providing resources for advance care planning.

Advance care planning is a process which helps you think about, talk about, and document your choices for future health care decisions. While it’s not an easy topic of conversation, it is important for every adult to have a Health Care Directive – a written plan for loved ones and health care providers to follow – so that your wishes are known if you cannot speak for yourself.

Honoring Choices Minnesota is focused on helping every adult understand advance care planning, and working with health care providers to make sure they offer assistance to all patients, and will honor your choices.

Ridgeview is hosting free information sessions at Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center in Arlington:

Tuesday, May 9, 6:30 – 8 p.m., Conference Room A
Saturday, May 20, 9 – 10:30 a.m., Conference Room A

For additional dates and locations for programs offered by Ridgeview, or to register online, visit You can also register by calling 952-777-5098.