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DERBY, CT (Nov. 13, 2014) – Griffin Hospital’s Community Health Resource Center, 130 Division St., Derby, invites the community to a free talk about the Planetree Patient Centered Model of Care on Mon., Dec. 1 at 1 p.m.
Alan Manning, vice president of operations for Planetree
, will explain what Patient-Centered Care means and why it matters to patients, caregivers and the community.
Headquartered in Griffin Hospital, Planetree is a non-profit organization that provides education and information in a collaborative community of healthcare organizations, facilitating efforts to create patient-centered care in healing environments. Since its founding in 1978, Planetree has been a pioneer in personalizing, humanizing and demystifying the healthcare experience for patients and their families.
Founded by a patient, the Planetree Model is committed to enhancing healthcare from the patient’s perspective. It empowers patients and families through information and education, and encourages “healing partnerships” with caregivers to support active participation. Through organizational transformation, the Planetree Model creates healing environments in which patients can be active participants and caregivers are enabled to thrive.
This program is part of a series of free, educational forums hosted by the Community Health Resource Center in an effort to help improve the health of the community.
To register or for more information, call Kerry or Deborah at 203.732.7399.
The Community Health Resource Center at Griffin Hospital is a traditional library that provides an array of medical and health information, including a large collection of easy to read health and lifestyle related materials. The Center is open to the public to educate themselves on ways to enhance their well-being, prevent illness and play an active role in decisions about their health.
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