The Person-Centered Care Certification Program was created by Planetree International 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.
core certification 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.