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.
When a serious health emergency or injury occurs, seconds can matter. At Baptist Health System, we understand that emergencies are never convenient — but we are. At our five Baptist Emergency Hospital locations, you can be seen by a doctor within
15 minutes—That's Baptist Care.
From the moment you enter our doors, our dedicated staff of emergency room doctors and medical professionals make it their mission to provide compassionate, world-class care.
Choosing Emergency Care
So when should you visit us? If you or a loved one is in danger of dying or suffering from a serious illness or injury, you need to get to an emergency room fast. The following symptoms or situations are a sure sign of a medical emergency and require
immediate attention. Call 911 or visit your nearest emergency room immediately if you experience:
Difficulty breathing or choking
Severe head injury
Injury to your neck or spine, especially if there is loss of feeling or movement
Serious burn or burn over a large part of your body
Severe chest pain or pressure
Passing out or fainting suddenly
Arm pain with shortness of breath or chest discomfort
Muscle strain, when tied to the inability to walk, fever or an open wound
Jaw pain with shortness of breath or chest discomfort
Unusual or intense headache that comes on fast
Inability to speak, see or move
Sudden weak or drooping sensation on one side of the body
Inhalation of smoke or poisonous fumes
Broken bone, especially if the bone is pushing through the skin
Deep wound or heavy bleeding
Coughing or throwing up blood
Digestive problems, especially sudden, severe stomach pain, coupled with nausea and vomiting
Intense back pain with numbness, weakness and fever
Severe, debilitating pain anywhere on your body
Serious allergic reaction with trouble breathing or swelling
High fever that doesn’t improve with medicine
Electric shock or lightning strike
Suicidal thoughts/thoughts of hurting yourself or others