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Improve Your Hospital Stay

Planning a Stay at NYM?
Fill out the Pre-Admission Form now to get your stay off to a good start.
Learn more about the Admission process.

Coming in for surgery? Learn what you need to do before arriving at NYM.

Mutual Respect Ensures a Good Partnership

Once you’re admitted to New York Methodist Hospital, you will receive a Patient’s Bill of Rights which explains to you what your rights are and how we do everything we can to ensure that your rights are protected.

In return, we ask that you help us to care for you by carrying out the following
responsibilities:

  • Please be sure that you leave the Hospital by 9 a.m. on the day you are discharged
  • Provide complete information concerning your past medical history, your address and telephone number, and the address and telephone number of your next of kin.
  • Cooperate with those providing care to you and follow the plan of care developed for your treatment and recovery.
  • Respect the privacy of your roommates.
  • Advise your nurse, physician or a patient representative of any concern you may have with regard to your care at the Hospital.
  • Be considerate of the rights of other patients and Hospital personnel.
  • Observe smoking regulations, control noise and adhere to the visiting policy.
  • Do not leave the nursing unit at any time without informing the staff.
  • On the day of discharge, your nurse must provide you with discharge instructions and the prescriptions written by your physician. Do not leave the nursing unit on the day of discharge without speaking to your nurse.


Resolve Problems While You’re in the Hospital
If you have a problem or concern while in the Hospital, you should try to resolve the problem as quickly as possible. Please speak up. Talk to the doctor, nurse or patient representative to settle matters immediately.

It’s very important that you make us aware of all problems immediately so we can correct the situation and ensure a positive experience for you.

Learn how to improve communication with your doctor.

Find out what an average day in the Hospital is all about.

Learn who is who on your medical team.

Download a complete list of questions to ask your doctor.