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.
At Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett, we uphold the highest legal and ethical standards when providing you with care. This includes following any advanced directives you bring with you to the hospital and helping you develop these instructions if you wish.
Making Ethical Decisions: Advanced Directives
An advance directive is a legal document that you have created prior to treatment that will guide the health care you receive in the event that you are unable to communicate your decisions for yourself at the time you need care. Three main types of advance directives include: a living will, a health care power of attorney and advance instructions for mental health treatment.
Know Your Rights
In accordance with the Self-Determination Act passed by Congress in 1990, you will be asked if you have an advance directive when you are admitted to the hospital. It is your right to develop these advance directives if you wish. However, Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett will not condition the provision of care or discriminate in any way against you based on whether you’ve executed an advance directive.
Your Existing Advance Directives
You have the right to bring an advance directive with you to the hospital. If you do so, it will become a part of your medical record for your current admission. Your health care team will follow your wishes in the event that you are unable to make your wishes known.
If you do not have an advance directive, but would like to receive additional information about developing one, contact Saint Francis Customer Service at (901) 820-7070.