October is Patient-Centered Care Awareness Month, a time to reflect on
the important role that patients and families play in the delivery of
healthcare. MCMC adopted the
Planetree philosophy of person-centered care in 1992 and was the first hospital to implement the philosophy house-wide.
What is person-centered care?
Person-centered care is more than hospitality. It is more than amenities
and inviting surroundings. Person-centered care creates positive impressions
and satisfying experiences, but beyond that, it improves lives. Person-centered
care engages the patient on all levels: emotionally, physically, spiritually,
intellectually and socially. Person-centered care creates workplaces that
energize and inspire joy at work. It improves health outcomes and unites
communities around health and wellness.
Research has shown that when patients and their families are engaged in
their own care team, they:
- make more informed decisions;
- are more likely to adopt healthy behaviors;
- report more positive patient experiences; and
- achieve better health outcomes.
If you’re interested in helping MCMC deliver exceptional person-centered
experiences, please consider joining our Patient & Family Advisory
Council. For more information, contact Kim Boothe 541.506.6908 or email@example.com