Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

We Ask Because We Care

Saint Joseph’s Medical Center (SJMC) embraces the diversity of the community we serve. We are committed to giving every patient the best care possible regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, cultural background or language.

We strive to ensure that all patient have equal access to our services. To support this you will be asked questions about your background and preferred language when registering for an appointment or service. Your information is used to develop programs and services to better meet the diverse needs of our population. 

  • This information is voluntary and confidential, but it helps us to better understand our patient population. 
  • Collecting this data helps evaluate population trends and ensure nondiscrimination on the basis of race and national origin. It can help identify disease trends among specific populations
  • COVID-19 has highlighted the importance of knowing what population of people are affected by a particular disease.
  • Federal and State regulations require hospitals to collect this data so we know the characteristics of the population we serve.
  • The confidentiality of this information is protected by law. The only people who see this information are registration staff, administrators, and the people involved in quality improvement and oversight.  SJMC takes privacy very seriously, and therefore this information is also protected by our policies and procedures.

We ask because we care about the health and wellbeing of all our patients.