Guidelines and Updates
Patient Condition Updates
If you are a member of the media and would like to inquire about
a patient being treated at one of our hospitals, please call the appropriate
number listed below.
Hospital - (727)
North Bay Hospital - (727) 461-8538
Countryside Hospital - (727)461-8538
Hospital - (727)
Hospital - (727) 825-1445
Hospital - (813)
Children's Hospital - (813) 554-8216
Women's Hospital - (813) 554-8216
Baptist Hospital - (813) 554-8216
General Condition Information
If HIPAA privacy standards are met, general-condition
information may be provided that does not communicate specific information about
the individual. BayCare Health System adheres to The American Hospital
Association’s recommendations for the following one-word descriptions of a
Undetermined - Patient
awaiting physician and assessment.
Good - Vital signs are stable
and within normal limits. Patient is conscious and comfortable. Indicators are
Fair - Vital signs are stable
and within normal limits. Patient is conscious but may be uncomfortable.
Indicators are favorable.
Serious - Vitals signs may be
unstable and not within normal limits. Patient is acutely ill. Indicators are
Critical - Vital signs are
unstable and not within normal limits. Patient may be unconscious. Indicators
Treated and Released - Patient
received treatment but was not admitted.
Treated and Transferred - Received treatment. Transferred to a different facility. (Although a
hospital may disclose that a patient was treated and released, it may not
release information regarding the date of release or where the patient went upon
release without patient authorization).