The Planetree Philosophy of Care

Stamford Health's Approach
At Stamford Health, our priority is you. While “person-centered care” is talked about in a variety of ways, the essential theme is this: the importance of delivering care in a way that works best for you. Person-centered care is the core of a high-quality healthcare system and a necessary foundation for safe, effective, efficient, timely, and equitable care. That’s why Stamford Hospital has a Planetree Gold Certification for Excellence in Person-Centered Care!
  • What does this mean for you?
  • What do we believe?
  • You’re an individual to be cared for, not just a medical condition to be treated.
  • You’re a unique person with diverse needs.
  • You and your loved ones are our partners, sharing knowledge and expertise that’s essential to your care.
  • Access to easily understandable health information is essential in empowering you to participate in your care. We take full responsibility for providing you access to that information.
  • The opportunity for you to make decisions is also essential to your well-being. We take full responsibility for giving you these opportunities and for respecting your choices.
  • Each staff member is a caregiver, whose role it is to meet your needs. And, we meet your needs better when our staff members are supported by an organization that helps them meet their personal and professional aspirations.

  • We are all caregivers.
  • We are all human beings, caring for other human beings.
  • Caregiving is best achieved through kindness and compassion.
  • Safe, accessible, high-quality care is fundamental to patient-centered care.
  • In a holistic approach to meeting your needs of mind, body, and spirit.
  • Families, friends, and loved ones are vital to the healing process.
  • In access to your health information in a way that’s easy to understand.
  • In the opportunity for you to make personal choices when it comes to your care.
  • Physical environments can enhance healing, health, and well-being.
  • Illness can be a transformational experience for you, your loved ones, and your caregivers.
Daisy Award
Everyone at Stamford Hospital is grateful for the trust our patients and their families place in us. We thank you for taking the time to recognize one of our outstanding nurses!

Each DAISY Award Honoree will be recognized at a public ceremony in her/his unit and will receive: a beautiful certificate, a DAISY Award pin, and a hand-carved stone sculpture entitled A Healer’s Touch. Additionally, everyone in the unit will celebrate with cinnamon rolls — a favorite of Patrick’s during his illness. The Barnes Family asks that whenever and wherever nurses smell that wonderful cinnamon aroma, they stop for a moment and think about how special they are.
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Our Hospital's values include teamwork, compassion, integrity, respect and accountability, and we live them every day. We make an in-depth exploration of our workplace culture and how it benefits our employees and our patients.

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