Welcome to the My Planetree Community

This new My Planetree online platform, exclusive for Planetree members, features several new features to enhance the ways you connect, share, and learn with Planetree colleagues around the world. It was designed with a simple aim: to share knowledge and resources that will accelerate your efforts to enhance your patient and resident-centered organizational cultures. New functionality tools provide for ease of use in searching for content, viewing calendars of events and deadlines, sharing ideas and asking questions in group discussions, connecting with colleagues and peers holding similar positions, and much more...

If you’re already a member of My Planetree, you simply need to log in with your work email address. If you are new to My Planetree, please select 'create an account' (upper right corner) and follow the instructions for creating your account and gaining access to the site. To help in expediting your account verification, please use your work email address when creating your account.

If at any time you have questions, or would like a personalized tutorial, or guided tour of this site, please contact Karen Andazola, Planetree Senior Field Operations Specialist, or Melissa Thornburg, Planetree Experience Advisor. We also welcome your feedback, comments, and suggestions. Please feel free to contact us at any time.

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April & May calendar is chock-full of online education

We hope you are checking the calendar regularly to select webinars and courses of interest. All the sessions are designed to provide practical, field-tested approaches your organization can implement right away, and perhaps most importantly the initiatives... more

Shout out to Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center

Congratulations to the team at the Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center in Saginaw, Michigan, for achieving Bronze Recognition for Meaningful Progress in Patient-Centered Care!

To learn more about Planetree's Merit Award Program contact Christy Davies,... more

Preparing program award entries

I know many of you are preparing your entries so here are a few tips.

We streamlined and simplified the criteria this year. We do not break out by component category ( except the healing environment and Gilpin Care for the Caregiver categories).

We... more


  1. 4-week Virtual Course-Transitions of Care

    Apr 29, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (ET)
    United States
  2. 6-week Virtual Nursing Course-Session 2

    Apr 30, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (ET)
    United States
  3. Transitions of Care Course - Session 2

    May 6, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (ET)
    United States

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Tracy Walsh

During a merger, communication is essential yet challenging. How much should we communicate? How much is too much? A recent...

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When it comes to patient and family advisory councils, it’s about quality, not quantity. Despite a growing number of such...

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RFP for Harvey Picker Center of Innovation and Applied Research in Long-Term Care

Denise Theil

Presented by Mary Therese Hanksinson and Denise Coutsouridis, of VA New Jersey Healthcare System Falls can be devastating—physically,...