Patient-Centered Care Awareness Month is a time to assure our focus stays on patients.
Everything we do at Plantation General Hospital boils down to how we can best care for patients. We participated in Patient-Centered Care Awareness Month in September to spread the word to our staff and the community about our commitment.
Curious what patient-centered care means to us? We start by remembering that our patients are individuals to be cared for — not medical conditions to treat.
These beliefs guide all of our interactions with patients:
- Patient-centered care is the heart of high quality healthcare and necessary for safe, effective, efficient, timely and equitable care.
- Every patient is a unique person, with diverse needs.
- Every patient is our partner, with knowledge and expertise essential to his or her care. Our patient’s family and friends are also our partners in caring.
- We empower patients to participate in their care and take responsibility for providing access to that information.
- The opportunity to make decisions is essential to the well-being of patients. We provide our patients with opportunities for choices and respect their choices.
- Each staff member is a caregiver, whose role is to meet the needs of each patient.
- We support our staff members in achieving their highest professional aspirations, as well as their personal goals.
We want to make sure our patients have the best experience possible at Plantation General Hospital. You can learn more about the services and resources available to patients and visitors online here and explore our 2012 Community Report. If you have questions, please call us at (954) 587-5010.