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Healthcare Leaders Focus on Patient-Centered Care at Annual Planetree Conference

Derby, CT (PRWEB) July 31, 2008

Planetree Inc. will be celebrating 30 years of patient-centered care and the people who defined it at its annual conference in Chicago this year with healthcare practitioners, academics, patient advocates, hospital staff and administrators, and architects committed to learning best practices for patient-centered care. The patient-centered model focuses on service excellence and providing meaningful opportunities for patients and families to be actively involved in their care.

In addition to providing expertise and resources to healthcare leaders, Planetree also provides consumers with information on its website, http://www.planetree.org, including a list of Planetree hospitals by state along with a list of questions for patients to ask when choosing a hospital.

On the first day of the conference, October 19, Planetree-affiliated hospitals and conference host sites Delnor Community Hospital, Midwest Medical Center and Swedish Covenant Hospital will showcase their facilities giving site tours in order for attendees to witness first-hand how Planetree concepts have been fully integrated into every area. The following day, the second edition of Putting Patients First by Planetree President Susan B. Frampton and President and CEO of Griffin Health Services Corporation Patrick A. Charmel will be hot-off-the-press and available to participants.

The four-day event will feature renowned keynote speakers, including;