About Planetree

A Patient-Centered Approach to Health Care

Enloe Medical Center is committed to providing a nurturing environment where patients are surrounded by caring staff and supported by opportunities and resources that promote healing of the body, mind and spirit. Enloe's Board of Trustees and administration chose to pursue the Planetree affiliation, finding it an exceptional approach to the delivery of care with technology, medicine and complementary healing.

An affiliate of the Planetree program, Enloe achieved Planetree's highest honor, Gold Certification for Excellence in Patient-Centered Care, in 2018. Discover Planetree at Enloe.

What is Planetree?

Planetree is a non-profit organization that partners with health care organizations around the world to transform how care is delivered. It provides education and information to help hospitals and other health care organizations facilitate patient-centered care in healing environments. 

Planetree's patient-centered care approach  encourages:

  • Interaction at all levels
  • The support of family and friends
  • Education and access to information
  • The role of nutrition, arts and spirituality
  • The opportunity for expanded choices of treatment
  • Extending the boundaries of health care into our communities to promote preventive health and wellness

The organization takes its name from the planetree, or sycamore, under which Hippocrates taught his medical students.

The Planetree Model

Since its founding in 1978 as a non-profit organization, Planetree has continued to be a pioneer in personalizing and demystifying the health care experience for patients and their families. Founded by a patient, the Planetree Model is committed to enhancing health care from the patient's perspective. It empowers patients and families through information and education, and encourages “healing partnerships” with caregivers to support active participation. Through organizational transformation, the Planetree Model assists hospitals in the creation of healing environments in which patients can be active participants and caregivers are enabled to thrive.

For more information about Planetree, visit www.planetree.org.

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    Drs. Voelker and Lobosky honored with 2014 Physician Legacy Award

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    Drs. Voelker and Lobosky honored with 2014 Physician Legacy Award

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    Drs. Voelker and Lobosky honored with 2014 Physician Legacy Award

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    Drs. Voelker and Lobosky honored with 2014 Physician Legacy Award

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