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Elmhurst Memorial Fifth Hospital in World to Achieve Planetree Distinction

Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare in Illinois recently received Planetree Distinction. It is one of five hospitals in the world to receive Planetree Distinction. This designation, the highest honor presented by Planetree, Inc., recognizes the hospital’s achievement and innovation in the delivery of patient-centered care.

Planetree has a 35-year history of partnering with providers across the continuum of care to transform organizational cultures.

Before a healthcare organization can achieve Planetree Distinction, it must meet a rigorous set of criteria that patients, family members and healthcare professionals have indicated as elements that matter the most when it comes to their healthcare experience. Organizations that are able to meet all the criteria have successfully achieved the highest standard in patient-centered care.

“Receiving Planetree Distinction takes more than just having a state-of-the-art facility,” said Mary Lou Mastro, president and CEO of Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare. “Our employees, physicians and volunteers have adopted and hold most valuable the Planetree philosophy of patient-centered care.”

For more information, visit www.EMHC.org.

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Posted October 14, 2013

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