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

Given the decrease in COVID patients, we have expanded the restricted visitation policy at all Baptist Health System hospitals beginning March 1, 2021.
  • One visitor or support person at a time is permitted for patients not in isolation for COVID-19 (exceptions: refer to the section below “Visitor exceptions for patients in COVID isolation”) during Visiting Hours.
  • The following patient populations can have a visitor or support person at all times:
    • Patients with disabilities
    • Patients who are at end of life
    • Patients in active labor to include the immediate perinatal period
    • Pediatric patients to include infants in the NICU
    • Elective surgery/invasive procedure patients –after the patient has recovered from the procedure
  • Visitor exceptions for patients in COVID isolation include the following patient populations. Visitors must wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) during the visitation in order to visit:
    • Patients with disabilities
    • Patients in active labor to include the immediate perinatal period
    • Pediatric patients to include infants in the NICU
    • Patients who are at end of life
  • Visitors/Vendors may not solicit business
Visiting Hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily, no minors under the age of 16 will be allowed. Children of antepartum patients will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

All visitors/support persons upon entry to the hospital will be screened for temperature, respiratory symptoms, possible exposure and Coronavirus testing. Visitors/support persons will not be granted access for failed or refused screening. Each approved visitor/support person will be given a Visitor Badge label to display, must wear an approved mask at all times and remain in the patient’s room or designated waiting area.

Exceptions to the restricted visitation guidelines may be made on an individual basis by hospital executive leadership after careful evaluation of any clinical and/or ethical concerns. We appreciate your support and understanding during this time. Read more about how our parent company, Tenet Healthcare, is supporting our community through COVID-19.