Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Planetree recognizes 2 Griffin caregivers at annual conference

Hospital wins leadership award
Planetree President Susan B. Frampton congratulates Michael Currie. / Contributed photo

Director of Emergency Medicine Dr. Gregory Boris and Susan B. Frampton at Planetree Awards ceremony. / Contributed photo

DERBY - Griffin Hospital’s Director of Emergency Medicine Gregory Boris of Woodbridge, and Environmental Services staff member Michael Currie of Naugatuck, were recently honored with the 2013 Spirit of Planetree Awards.

They were recognized at the 2013 Planetree Annual Conference in October in Montreal, Canada.

Griffin Hospital was also recognized at the conference, earning the 2013 Distinction for Leadership and Innovation Award.
Boris and Currie received the “Physician Champion Award” and “Caregiver Award,” respectively, recognizing their commitment to both Planetree and Griffin Hospital's patient-centered approach to providing care.
The awards were presented by Planetree President Susan B. Frampton in conjunction with the Planetree Annual Conference.
“The Spirit of Planetree Award Ceremony is always a highlight of our Annual Conference,” Frampton said.
“At the heart of the Planetree model are the human interactions between patients and caregivers. With the Spirit of Planetree Awards, we celebrate individuals like Dr. Boris and Michael who, with their compassion, empathy, and simple human kindness, are improving the patient experience, and that is most definitely worthy of recognition."
Griffin’s entire conference contingent accepted The Distinction for Leadership and Innovation Award from Frampton at the awards ceremony.
The award distinguishes Planetree designated sites that continue to advance the model of patient-centered care through outreach, research, scholarship and innovation.
The Distinction criteria encourage organizations to consider ways that, as leaders in the field, they may build awareness, strengthen the case, and continue to innovate in patient-centered care.
About Planetree
Founded in 1978 by, Angelica Thieriot, a San Francisco patient who endured a traumatic healthcare experience, Planetree is an internationally-recognized not-for-profit organization that partners with health care providers around the globe to advance patient-/resident-centered approaches to care.

Planetree has been at the forefront of the effort to personalize, humanize, and demystify the healthcare system for more than 30 years.
With its model of patient-/resident-centered care being implemented in a diverse range of hospitals, continuing care facilities, outpatient clinics, and consumer health libraries across North America, Canada, Brazil, The Netherlands and Japan, Planetree is demonstrating that patient-centered care is not only an empowering philosophy, but a viable, vital, and cost-effective model of care.

This is a press release from Griffin Hospital.

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