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About Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)


Baptist Health System is working closely with Metropolitan Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to respond to any potential coronavirus cases in our area. We routinely treat infectious diseases at our hospitals. We have strong infection control policies, procedures, and systems in place to screen and treat patients. We are committed to keeping our patients, our staff, and our community safe. For more information about the coronavirus, go to the CDC website..

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Visitor Restrictions

We are closely monitoring the current increase in positive COVID-19 cases, and we continue to work with Metropolitan Health, state health officials and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to respond appropriately.

Out of an abundance of caution, we have re-instituted a no-visitor policy at all of the Baptist Health System hospitals.

There are some exceptions that are being made to this policy for patients that are not in isolation for COVID-19:

  • Emergency Department – pediatric, neonatal and patients with disabilities may be accompanied by one support person
  • Inpatient or Outpatient:
    • Labor & Delivery patients – One designated visitor
    • Pediatric patients– Two ID banded parents can remain with the patient
    • NICU patients- Two ID banded parents can remain with the patient
    • End of Life patients- One designated visitor 
    • Patients with Disabilities – One designated visitor
    • Visitors on Military Deployment

All approved visitors will be screened upon entry to the hospital for temperature, respiratory symptoms and exposure and/or pending test results. Visitors will not be granted access for failed or refused screening.

  • No minors under the age of 16 may visit these areas.
  • Designated visitors must remain symptom-free of illness in order to be allowed to visit.
  • Visiting hours are from 9 am to 7 pm
We thank you for understanding the need for this policy in order to best ensure the safety of our patients, staff, physicians and visitors. Read more about how our parent company, Tenet Healthcare, is supporting our community through COVID-19.