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Designated Planetree Patient-Centered Hospital with Distinction
Sharp Coronado Hospital is proud to be an affiliate of Planetree, a coalition of more than 100 hospitals worldwide that is committed to improving medical care from the patient's perspective.
Sharp Coronado was one of the first five hospitals nationwide, and the first hospital in California, to be recognized as a Designated Planetree Patient-Centered Hospital. In 2012, the Planetree organization announced that the hospital had achieved its highest honor, Designation with Distinction, which has been bestowed on only three other hospitals in recognition of their efforts to go above and beyond advocating for patient-centered care.
About the Planetree Model
Since its founding in 1978 as a not-for-profit organization, Planetree has been a pioneer in personalizing, humanizing and demystifying the health care experience for patients and their families. The Planetree Model empowers patients and families through information and education, and encourages "healing partnerships" with caregivers.
Planetree's approach is holistic and encourages healing in all dimensions — mental, emotional, spiritual and social, as well as physical. It seeks to maximize health care outcomes by integrating complementary medical therapies such as mind/body medicine and therapeutic massage with conventional medical therapies. Access to arts and nature are also incorporated into the healing environment.
The Planetree Model recognizes the importance of architectural and interior design in the healing process. A growing body of scientific data points to improved patient outcomes and satisfaction as a result of design factors which are homelike, barrier free, support patient dignity and encourage family participation in care.
For More Information
At Sharp Coronado Hospital, our Planetree affiliation is just part of the Sharp Coronado's live+heal+grow™ philosophy. To learn more, call Sharp Coronado Hospital at 619-522-3600.
Our Guest Services team coordinates hospital tours throughout the week with organizations interested in seeing how the Planetree Model has been implemented at Sharp Coronado. To schedule a tour, please contact Harriet Sangrey, manager, Patient/Administrative Relations, at 619-522-3756.
For more information about Planetree, visit www.planetree.org.
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