Planetree: patient-centered care

We Believe

That we are human beings, caring for other human beings.

We are all caregivers.

Care giving is best achieved through kindness and compassion.

Safe, accessible, high quality care is fundamental to patient-centered care.

In a holistic approach to meeting people's needs of body, mind and spirit.

Families, friends and loved ones are vital to the healing process.

Access to understandable health information can empower individuals to participate in their health care.

The opportunity for individuals to make personal choices related to their care is essential.

Physical enviroments can enhance healing, health and wellbeing.

Illness can be a transformational experience for patient, families, and caregivers.


The caregivers with Maury Regional Health are committed to providing care that is respectful of the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of our patients.

In 2011, Maury Regional Medical Center partnered with the internationally recognized, nonprofit organization Planetree whose philosophy is patient-centered care in a healing environment. Planetree was founded in 1978 and has become a pioneer in personalizing, humanizing and demystifying the health care experience for both patients and their families. Guided by ten primary components, the Planetree model focuses on the empowerment of patients and their families through information and education and it also encourages the creation of “healing partnerships” with caregivers.

Our partnership with Planetree exemplifies our commitment to meet extensive patient-centered care criteria. Through teamwork and innovation, our caregivers are dedicated to providing patient-centered care, “Every patient, every day.”

Maury Regional Medical Center is currently the only acute care hospital in the state of Tennessee and one of only 65 healthcare organizations worldwide to receive the Planetree Designation for Patient-Centered Care since the program was launched in 2007.
Click here to see some of Maury Regional Medical Center's patient-centered care offerings.