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Planetree Distinction Logo

The Designation Program was created by Planetree to recognize hospitals, long-term care communities and other healthcare settings around the world that have embraced and implemented person-centered care in a comprehensive manner.  Distinction-level recognition further advances this initiative by distinguishing those sites that continue to advance the model of person-centered care through outreach, research, scholarship and innovation.

 

While the core designation criteria are structured to support individual sites in enhancing their unique organizational cultures to effectively respond to the needs of their patients/residents, families and staff, the Distinction criteria encourage organizations to turn their focus outward and to consider ways that, as leaders in person-centered care, they may build awareness of, strengthen the case for, and continue to innovate in the field.  




*Note:  Activities completed since the start date of a site’s most recently awarded Designation term are eligible to satisfy the Distinction criteria outlined below.

Deadline for Applying in 2017
The 2017 Distinction Awardees will be recognized at Planetree's 2017 International Conference on Patient-Centered Care (October 15-18, 2017 in Baltimore, MD).  The deadline for applying is June 30, 2017. Applications must be submitted using the online form. 

Questions?  
Contact Sara Guastello at sguastello@planetree.org or at 203-732-7171.

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Application Point of Contact Details




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1. Have an article, opinion piece, research paper, etc. related to patient-centered care accepted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.  

Articles must have been published during the site's current Designation term.  Articles may be authored by designated site staff alone or co-authored. Articles written about your organization, but not authored by your organization, are not eligible to submit for this criterion. If providing a link to the article, please provide the URL in the text box below.

This is an optional field for providing any additional background on the submitted piece you feel is necessary for establishing how it fulfills the criterion. In particular, you may want to use this section to articulate the article's relevance to patient-centered care if it is not immediately apparent.

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2. Present a session (alone or in conjunction with Planetree staff) on the organization’s experiences with patient-centered care at a national or international professional conference, teleconference or webinar. Note: presentations at the Planetree Annual Conference and for the PlaneSolutions conference call series satisfy criterion #3, but are not eligible to submit for this criterion. 

Presentations must have been delivered during the site's current Designation term.

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3. Present at the Planetree Conference or on a Planetree webinar.


Presentations must have been delivered during the site's current Designation term.

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4. Participate in a grassroots (direct-to-consumer) activity to promote patient-centered approaches to care and patients and families engagement. 


Examples include coordination of a community event to promote use of the Patient Preferences Passport, production of a short direct-to-consumer podcast, participation in blog discussions related to the topic, publication of a letter to the editor of a national, state or regional publication, and participation in Patient-Centered Care Awareness Month activities aimed at consumers.


Examples include coordination of a community event to promote use of the Patient Preferences Passport, production of a short direct-to-consumer podcast, participation in blog discussions related to the topic, publication of a letter to the editor of a national, state or regional publication, and participation in Patient-Centered Care Awareness Month activities aimed at consumers.

If providing data as a separate document, please indicate in the text box above (e.g. "Data attached") and upload the file(s) below.

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5. Actively engage in a public policy initiative related to patient-centered care.  


Examples of public policy involvement include active participation in state hospital association initiatives, providing testimony on pending legislation, and participation on a patient-centered care related task force, collaborative, fellowship program, etc.  Strong narratives for this criteria will document a direct link between the public policy or advocacy efforts and patient-centered care.  The efforts must have been underway during the site's current Designation term.

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6. Participate in a research or evaluation project to evaluate different outcomes and how they correlate to patient-centered care implementation. Evaluation projects may be quantitative or qualitative in nature.  They may be small-scale, department- or unit-based studies or multi-year, large scale studies.


Sites engaged in a multi-year research project should provide an update of preliminary findings, along with a time frame for when final results are expected. Sites participating in a multi-site study related to a patient-/resident-centered approach to care should provide written documentation of their involvement in the study and the research findings. At least part of the study must have been undertaken during the site's current Designation term.

Sites engaged in a multi-year research project should provide an update of preliminary findings, along with a time frame for when final results are expected. Sites participating in a multi-site study related to a patient-/resident-centered approach to care should provide written documentation of their involvement in the study and the research findings. At least part of the study must have been undertaken during the site's current Designation term.

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7. Demonstrate how your organization is "moving the model" (e.g. advancing beyond current practice) in at least one Designation criterion.




Innovation must have been introduced during the site's current Designation term.


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8. Document how your organization works with community/civic groups and other healthcare providers in your service area to enhance patient-centered approaches to care community wide and across the continuum of care.


The effort must be underway during the site's current Designation term.



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