Cigarettes and smoking materials are not sold at Citizens Baptist, and smoking is strictly prohibited throughout the hospital. Visitors may smoke only in the designated smoking area (covered gazebo), which is located near the emergency room entrance.

Fire Drills

For your protection, the hospital conducts fire and disaster drills regularly. If a drill occurs while you are here, please remain in your room and do not become alarmed. The hospital is a fire-resistant building, and the staff is trained in fire protection.

Cellular Phones

Magnetic interference can cause medical equipment to work improperly or completely shut down. For this reason, all wireless sources of magnetic interference, such as cellular phones, should not be used anywhere on the Citizens Baptist campus except main lobbies or waiting areas. Cellular phones are not to be used in patient rooms or areas that contain medical equipment.


All medications you take while in the hospital are prescribed by your physician, dispensed by the hospital pharmacy, and administered by a nurse. Patients are not permitted to administer their own drugs or keep personal medications at their bedsides. Prescriptions given to you when you leave may be filled at the pharmacy of your choice.


Special regulations are in effect in areas where patients are receiving oxygen. Electrically operated equipment and aerosol products are not permitted in these areas. Absolutely no smoking is permitted in any room where oxygen is in use or on standby.


Wheelchairs are available on all nursing units, but getting in and out of them without assistance may be hazardous. Please ask for help from a member of the hospital staff.

Weapons and Alcoholic Beverages

Under no circumstances are weapons (guns, knives, etc.) and alcoholic beverages allowed on the Citizens Baptist campus.

Valuable or Lost Items

Citizens Baptist cannot be responsible for lost or misplaced valuables. Because of this, patients are asked not to bring valuables to the hospital. If you do bring a valuable item, please have a family member or friend take it home. If these arrangements cannot be made, ask your nurse for assistance. If you lose something, please notify your nurse immediately, and we will make every effort to help you find it. Unclaimed articles are turned in to the Housekeeping Department, where they are kept for 30 days. To inquire about lost articles, call Housekeeping at (256) 761-4504(256) 761-4504.

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