Twenty healthcare organizations from around the world were awarded last week with the prestigious Person-Centered Care Certification®. Established by Planetree International, of Derby, the certification is an international standard for quality in healthcare as defined by patients and family caregivers. These distinguished organizations have each re-designed standard care delivery practices to emphasize compassion, partnership, access and inclusion as critical elements of healthcare quality and safety.
The awards were presented at the International Conference on Person-Centered Care, held last week in Orlando, Fla. Among the 2019 awardees were the first ever healthcare organizations in Ireland, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates to achieve Gold-level Certification, as well as The Johns Hopkins Hospital, the largest academic medical center in the world to earn Person-Centered Care Certification.