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.Learn More
Substantiated by a growing body of scientific research connecting patient and family engagement to improved health outcomes.
Supported by powerful industry forces requiring healthcare organizations to change business as usual.
Driven by consumers who know more, expect more and deserve more from their healthcare experiences.
"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."
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.
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.
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.
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.Our Services
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Chief Executive Officer
Almoosa Specialist Hospital
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United Methodist Frontier Foundation
Vice President, Human Resources
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.
Department of Public Utilities
President & CEO
Director of Quality, Evaluation
Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux
Democratic State Central Committee
Assoc. Clinical Professor of Medicine
Yale School of Medicine
President & CEO
Fundación Santa Fe de Bogotá
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Aquarion Water Company of Connecticut
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Weinstein, Weiner, Ignal, Vogel and Shapiro
Apicella, Testa & Company
Almoosa Specialist Hospital (Saudi Arabia)
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Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein (Brazil)
Elmhurst Hospital (United States)
CT Center for Patient Safety (United States)
Fundación Santa Fe de Bogotá (Columbia)
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Groenhuysen (The Netherlands)
Vice President Safety, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (United States)
Deputy Chief of Quality, Center for Patient Experience
Staff Engagement and Director, Hamad Healthcare Quality Institute (Qatar)
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Enloe Medical Center (United States)
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Vilente (The Netherlands)
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Picker Institute Europe (The United Kingdom)
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Social Services Center – Center hospitalier universitaire de Sherbrooke (Quebec)
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