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Patient-Centered Care

Bayhealth is one of 140 hospitals and medical centers around the world to partner with Planetree.

Planetree is a non-profit organization that helps patients, families and staff members deliver care from the patient’s perspective. Since 2005, Bayhealth has been incorporating Planetree’s patient-focused model of care, centered around a holistic approach to healing in all dimensions – "The mind, body and spirit."

Some Planetree components Bayhealth has introduced that are conducive to healing include 24-hour patient directed visitation, pet assisted visitation and aromatherapy.

The goal of the Planetree model of healing is to incorporate the following core beliefs into our care model:

  • Healing Arts: Nutrition for the Soul
  • Spirituality: The Importance of Inner Resources
  • The Importance of the Human Touch
  • Complementary Therapies: Expanding Patient Choices
  • Healthy Communities: Expanding the Boundaries of Healthcare
  • Human Interactions
  • The Importance of Family, Friends and Social Support
  • Empowering Patients through Information and Education
  • Architectural Design Conducive to Health and Healing
  • The Importance of the Nutritional and Nurturing Aspects of Food