We Ask Because We Care
We strive to make sure all patients have equal access to the highest quality of care. To support this mission, we are launching a program to improve collection of data on race, ethnicity, and preferred language.
NewYork-Presbyterian celebrates the diverse people and communities we serve. We pledge to give every patient the best care possible regardless of race, ethnicity, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, cultural background, or language.
Your information is confidential. Sharing it is your choice. But we ask because we care about you and the health and well-being of all our patients.
At NewYork-Presbyterian, we put patients first.
Responses to Frequently Asked Questions
NewYork-Presbyterian strives to understand and improve health equity. We aim to drive action that results in excellent health outcomes. We are collecting data on racial and ethnic background and will use this data to review the treatment that all patients receive and make sure that everyone gets the highest quality of care.
We want to make sure that all of our patients get the best care possible. We use this information:
- To better understand our community
- To understand need for interpreter services
- To help appropriately target quality initiatives
- To fulfill our compliance obligations
This information is confidential. NYP limits access to patient information, including race and ethnicity. We only use the information if it is necessary for providing care, hospital operations, and billing. NYP has dedicated teams to help protect your information.
We are asking all our patients for this information.
No. Answering these questions is voluntary. Providing this will help us better serve each individual patient.