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.
You have the right to receive health care information in your preferred language. Carondelet provides languages services to ensure you receive the most accurate care possible.
Request Communication Assistance Services
To receive language interpretation services, simply request them during the registration and admission process. A Carondelet Health Network associate will ask you what language you prefer for discussing health care, and the hospital will provide the appropriate services.
Patients and families are encouraged to use the language interpretation services provided rather than having family members interpret when discussing important health care information. Research demonstrates that the use of a qualified medical interpreter improves communication and understanding between the patient and the health care provider.
Only qualified medical language interpreters can interpret health care information related to the patient’s ailment, injury or medical history, informed consent, advance directives, power of attorney, patient diagnosis, treatment plan, medications, discharge instructions and billing or insurance issues. Non-qualified bilingual hospital staff members are not able to provide interpretation services for the purpose of sharing health care information.
Complimentary language interpretation phone services can be arranged through any staff member. A telephone with either a dual handset or a speaker phone allows the patient and health care provider to speak through a qualified medical interpreter.
Complimentary American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation can also be arranged through any staff member at Carondelet St. Mary’s Hospital and St. Joseph’s Hospital. A video conferencing system allows the patient and health care provider to see and hear an ASL interpreter live on the conferencing system. At Carondelet Holy Cross Hospital, arrangements can be made to provide an ASL interpreter by asking your nurse.
Patients with hearing, visual or speech impairments are encouraged to bring their own communication aids and devices to the hospital. The hospital can provide the following complementary communication devices by notifying any staff member:
• TTY (TeleTYpewriter/TDD (Telecommunication Device for the Deaf) phones and amplifiers
• Braille phone
• Closed-captioned TV
• Communication boards and/or pads
Patient Education Materials
Carondelet Health Network provides patient education materials in English and Spanish. Interpretation services are available to review patient education materials with the patient and or family in languages other than English and Spanish.