Conditions Defined

The following are the patient conditions as defined and approved by the American Hospital Association (AHA). These are the conditions that are released by the Hospital Center to the public and the media if HIPAA guidelines are satisfied.

Under Assessment: Patient condition is still being assessed and there is no condition to release at this time.

Critical; Critical but Stable: Patient vital signs are unstable and not within normal limits. Patient may be unconscious. Indicators are unfavorable.

Serious: Patient vital signs may be unstable and not within normal limits. Patient is acutely ill. Indicators are questionable.

Fair: Patient vital signs are stable and within normal limits. Patient is conscious, but may be uncomfortable. Indicators are favorable.

Good: Patient vital signs are stable and within normal limits. Patient is conscious and comfortable. Indicators are excellent.

Treated and Released: Patient received treatment but was not admitted.