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Dosher Memorial Hospital Social Media Policy

Dosher Memorial Hospital and Medical Clinics use social media, which may include but is not limited to Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, Snapchat, and TikTok, to help fulfill the mission and vision of our organization through communication, education, and updates on events, service lines, staff, and other relevant topics. Dosher welcomes discussion, questions, and comments on our social media pages.

1. Please be aware that while our pages are moderated by representatives of the hospital, we cannot immediately reply to every post and comment. For the fastest response to a specific question, please call 910-457-3800, so that your inquiry may be directed to the appropriate party.

2. Our social networking pages are for informational purposes only and are not meant to provide medical advice. For individual attention about a medical issue, please contact your healthcare provider or go to the nearest emergency room.

3. Dosher Memorial Hospital asks that comments left on social media platforms owned and managed by Dosher Memorial Hospital adhere to Facebook Community Standards. Dosher reserves the right to block or remove any posts, graphics, comments, videos, photos, or any other content that:

Is libelous or defamatory; condones or promotes illegal activity
Is misleading, fraudulent, or deceptive
Uses harsh, obscene, hateful, offensive or threatening language
Is spam
Offers unauthorized advice
Is off-topic, i.e. is not related to Dosher's business or its services
Markets commercial products
Violates the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) or other medical privacy laws
Violates the intellectual property rights of another
Violates any law or regulation
Is unduly repetitive

4. Dosher Memorial Hospital employees are reminded that, in addition to compliance with this policy, they must adhere to Dosher's Social Media Use Policy for employees. Any posts or comments made by Dosher Hospital employees on their personal pages or other's pages do not, necessarily reflect the opinions of Dosher Memorial Hospital or Medical Clinics.