Accessibility Statement

We are committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience. To do so, we are actively working with consultants to update the website by increasing its accessibility and usability by persons who use assistive technologies such as automated tools, keyboard-only navigation, and screen readers.

We are working to have the website conform to the relevant standards of the Section 508 Web Accessibility Standards developed by the United States Access Board, as well as the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1. These standards and guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities. We believe that conformance with these standards and guidelines will help make the website more user friendly for all people.

Our efforts are ongoing. While we strive to have the website adhere to these guidelines and standards, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website. If, at any time, you have specific questions or concerns about the accessibility of any particular webpage, please contact WebsiteAccess@tenethealth.com so that we may be of assistance.

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Scheduling & Visitor Restrictions

We will be rescheduling some patient appointments and procedures in an effort to protect our patients and staff. Conserving personal protective equipment helps us prioritize the needs of those who may require immediate care. Adjustments to scheduled procedures and appointments will be made as requested by the physician, patient or as required by official local or national public health authorities. We will contact you directly if your appointment or procedure is postponed until a later date. During this time, all Princeton Baptist Medical Center facilities will remain open to care for patients who require in-person visits and time-sensitive care. Thank you for understanding our need to take these measures for the safety of all.

Visitor Restrictions

Under the order of Alabama Governor, Kay Ivey, effective October 2, 2020, hospitals shall ensure that each patient or resident may be accompanied by one caregiver at a time (in the case of hospitals) or receive visits from one visitor at a time (in the case of nursing homes and long term care facilities), subject to reasonable restrictions imposed on the entrance of persons because of the COVID-19 county positivity rate, the facility’s COVID-19 status, a patient’s or resident’s COVID-19 status, caregiver/visitor symptoms, lack of adherence to proper infection control practices, or other relevant factors related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID Positive Patients and Patients Under Investigation (PUIs) - (All Areas)

Patients at End-of-Life

  • (2) Visitors only (if multiple visitors present, must designate only two (2) for visitation)
    • No “swapping” as this will help limit COVID exposures
    • MICU may limit this to one (1) visitor depending on ECMO interventions in area
  • Hospital will provide appropriate PPE for visitors
  • Visitors will be escorted by Chaplain, Palliative, or Nurse to patient care areas
    • Nursing/Palliative/Chaplain will provide education to Visitors during visitation
  • Will allow designated decision-maker to visit to help decide plan of care (but with same guidance as above)

Patients Recovering

  • COVID Positive/Patients Under Investigation who are not End-of-Life will not be allowed visitation
    • This will help decrease spread and limit COVID exposures

Remaining Patient Population (NON-COVID Patients)

Visitors Allowed:

  • There will be one (1) support person allowed per patient, per 24 hour period. This includes Non COVID Patients in the Emergency Department. (Note: All visitors entering the hospital must be screened.)

Visitor Hospital Entrances:

  • East Expansion: Monday-Friday 5 a.m.-4:30pm
  • ED Employee Entrance: After Hours

Visitors will have a different color sticker when compared to Patients

  • Colors will be decided based on availability

Overnight stays will be allowed for visitors

  • Floor staff will check temps daily (during morning rounds)
  • If visitor has temp or exhibiting symptoms, will be asked to leave hospital

Caregiver “swapping”

  • “Swapping” will be allowed only once every 24 hours

Caregiver/Visitor Meals

  • Caregivers can utilize Cafeteria, but must immediately return to room once meal purchased

OB Patients

  • OB patients will be allowed one visitor on the day of delivery.

End-of-Life

  • Visitors can “swap,” but only two (2) at a time
    • Must be escorted by Palliative, Chaplain, or Nurse to patient care areas


 

An exception to any limited visitation policy at the hospital is patients with disabilities who require support from family members or staff in order for them to effectively communicate with medical personnel or otherwise receive equal access to medical treatment.