Our Roots

The patient-centered care revolution was sparked 40 years ago when Angie Thieriot demanded on behalf of all patients that healthcare organizations meet individuals’ human need for respect, control and warm and supportive care.

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Evidence-Based

Substantiated by a growing body of scientific research connecting patient and family engagement to improved health outcomes.

Quality Imperative

Supported by powerful industry forces requiring healthcare organizations to change business as usual.

Responsive

Driven by consumers who know more, expect more and deserve more from their healthcare experiences.

World Health OrganizationSIR LIAM DONALDSON, PATIENT SAFETY ENVOY

"Planetree is an organization that has pioneered the modern movement of patient-centered care. Their work is a touchstone for a new world when the vision becomes a reality, not just in islands of excellence but in the whole land-mass of health care."


Reputation

We may have written the book on person-centered care (literally!), but we are deeply committed to continuing to learn, grow and develop the Planetree model to remain relevant to the evolving needs of a global healthcare sector – and those you serve.

The Putting Patients First Field Guide

Global lessons in designing and implementing patient centered care.

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Lorena Bedoya
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Planetree continues to challenge conventional wisdom about what it means to provide high quality healthcare.

We work with ministries of health and health-related NGOs around the world to promote person-centered care as a model for improving quality of health care and services. And through partnerships with universities in several countries, Planetree is changing the way that person-centered approaches to care are studied – and taught to future generations of healthcare professionals.

This experience and expertise that has informed global healthcare policy is the same knowledge we bring to our work guiding implementation of clients’ person-centered care strategies and tactics. Our work with you is informed by the Person-Centered Care Certification Program, a performance framework used by healthcare systems around the world to establish the systems and processes necessary to create a culture of person-centered care that yields outcomes aligned with key strategic priorities.

Planetree International is committed to the universal respect and support of human rights.

We believe that patient’s rights are human rights. In our work we promote respect, inclusion and compassion towards all stakeholders in the healthcare enterprise. Planetree’s core philosophy of kindness, caring and respect seeks to help realize and sustain human rights everywhere.

"Since the implementation of the Planetree Philosophy, our residents have the ability to make choices that they didn’t have before; families feel more engaged as part of our “Care Partner” program. Our Care for the Caregiver Program helps staff know that as an employer we care about their well-being. We witness success through our experience surveys and employee assistance program."
-CINDY DONOVAN, CEO, LOCH LOMOND VILLA, NEW BRUNSWICK, CANADA

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Whether you’re just starting out on your person-centered care journey or looking for ways to improve an existing initiative, Planetree offers certification and consulting services that empower healthcare organizations to make the changes that are best for their patients, staff, and community.

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Our People

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Board of Directors +
Person-Centered Care Certification Committee +
Patient and Family Partnership Council Members +
Lifetime Achievement Award Winners +
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Congratulations to the Class of 2017

The Planetree Scholar award honors individuals whose works and deeds have advanced person-centered care while inspiring us all to greater heights.

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