We Ask Because We Care About Your Well Being

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We often ask patients about things like race, ethnicity and preferred language. Here’s why:

At Baptist, we care deeply about health equity because we believe everyone deserves the chance to live their healthiest life, regardless of their background or circumstances.

As part of our mission and values, Baptist is committed to reducing disparities and ensuring that maximum health is provided to the maximum number of people. After all, good health is key to happiness and overall well-being, and it's only fair that everyone has the chance to thrive.

We Ask Because We Care

Understanding our patients better is key, which is why we start by learning about backgrounds and preferred languages. Then, during registration, you may be asked for information about your:

  • Race
  • Ethnicity
  • Language
  • Disability Status
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Gender Identity

Just like the rest of your health information, your answers become part of your medical record and are kept confidential and securely protected. Answering these questions is voluntary, so you can skip any question.

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How and when will you be asked?

Ways you'll get these questions:

  • When you check in online using My Baptist Chart for your next appointment or procedure
  • While using a tablet during check-in at the registration desk
  • Registration or clinical staff may ask you in person

How do we use the data to better care for our diverse community?

We use the data we collect for important purposes. We focus on Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), which are specific measures of care that matter most to us. By analyzing this data, we can identify any differences in the outcomes of the care we provide. If we find disparities, we take action by designing targeted interventions to address these inequities. Our goal is to ensure that everyone receives the highest quality of care, and this data helps us make positive changes where needed.

Together, we're working towards a healthier, more equitable future for all.

Equity in Action

Baptist Health is working towards health equity in our community by measuring health outcomes, identifying social factors associated with these outcomes, and developing interventions to improve them.

Our Community Impact