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2017 Pinwheel Pages: Issues 98-100

Issue 100/March 2017

  • Partnerships in Interprofessional Education – New Online Resources
  • JHM’s Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality – Sponsor of IPFCC’s 8th International Conference
  • Webinars
  • Primary Care Corner – Radiology at Jamaica and Flushing Medical Centers
  • From Our Canadian Colleagues
    • Healthy Quality Ontario
    • Health Quality Council of Alberta (HQCA)
  • Scholarships for Conference Participation – Empowering Health Care Consumers
  • IPFCC Staff Member Kelly Parent Receives “Women Helping Women” Award
  • Join IPFCC to Celebrate Its 25th Anniversary
  • New Resources for Hospitals Through the Partnership for Patients

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Issue 99/February 2017

  • IPFCC’s 8th International Conference on Patient- and Family-Centered Care: Promoting Health Equity and Reducing Disparities
  • Honoring Celeste Lee—Recognition from AAKP, UMHS, and IPFCC
  • Webinars
  • Health Equity Must Be a Strategic Priority
  • Primary Care Corner—Children’s Medical Practice, Johns Hopkins Bayview, Latino Family Advisory Board
  • Patient and Family Advisory Councils: Advancing Culturally Effective Patient-Centered Care
  • Partnerships in Interprofessional Education—New Web Resources

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Issue 98/January 2017

  • IPFCC Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary!
  • Study of New York Hospital PFACs and PFAs
  • Hospitals Across Canada Changing “Visiting” Policies
  • Primary Care Corner ~ Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Patient- and Family-Centered Care Featured in Special Issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology
  • IPFCC’s Redesigned Website
  • IPFCC Webinars
  • Patient and Family Advisory Council for Quality (PFACQ) at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK)

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2016 Pinwheel Pages: Issues 87-97

Issue 97/November/December 2016

  • Announcing IPFCC’s Redesigned Website
  • News Flash – CMS releases its Person and Family Engagement Strategy
  • San Antonio Intensive Seminar – A Successful Event
  • Primary Care Corner – UW Health’s Psychiatry PFAC
  • Engaging Patients as Partners in Practice Improvement: A Survey of Community Health Centers
  • IPFCC Webinars
  • Open Notes: How the Power of Knowing Can Change Health Care

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Issue 96/October 2016

  • San Antonio Seminar - Learn about Patient/Family Advisors in Multiple Roles and Settings
  • Patient Engagement Survey: Far to Go to Meaningful Participation
  • IPFCC Collaborations with Premier, ACP, and PCPCC
  • Primary Care Corner - Advisors at MetroHealth J. Glen Smith Health Center
  • IPFCC Webinars
  • Integrating Oral Health into Primary Care - Recently Published Tools
  • Innovations in Pediatric Care Highlighted from IPFCC's 7th International Conference

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Issue 95/September 2016

  • San Antonio Seminar - A Great Opportunity for Interdisciplinary Learning
  • Key IPFCC Collaborations Showcased at The 7th International Conference on Patient- and Family-Centered Care
  • Primary Care Corner ~ Scholarships Available to Attend Patient, Family and Clinician Partners Training
  • IPFCC Webinars
  • Health Transformation Task Force Affirms Need for Patient Involvement in Care and Decision-Making
  • IPFCC Faculty Member Anna Roth Discusses Partnerships in Safety Net Hospitals
  • Pediatric Nursing's Family Matters Section Features Family Leader Cara Coleman

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Issue 94/August 2016

  • Two Hospital Tours Offered at IPFCC's San Antonio Seminar
  • IPFCC and Ronald McDonald House Charities Announce New Partnership - Keeping Families Close
  • Expanding PFCC into Mental Health
  • The Practice of Respect - A Strategy for Patient Safety
  • Primary Care Corner - Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA)
  • IPFCC Webinars
  • The 7th International Conference on Patient- and Family-Centered Care Informs and Inspires
  • Better Together: Partnering With Families

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Issue 93/July 2016

  • The 7th International Conference on Patient- and Family-Centered Care Features B. Lee Green as Closing Plenary Speaker
  • Conference Welcome Reception Hosted by Ronald McDonald House Charities
  • Upcoming IPFCC Webinars
  • Patient Stories Enhance Partnerships and Decision-Making
  • United Hospital Fund "Spotlights" Support for Better Together Project in NYC Hospitals
  • Insights in Detail: Identifying the Barriers to Improving Care and Overcoming Them
  • Primary Care Corner ~ Providence Medical Group's Medical Director of Patient Engagement Reflects on the Importance of Patient/Family Advisors
  • Register Now, Early Bird Discount Available ~ IPFCC's Fall Intensive Training Seminar in San Antonio, Texas

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Issue 92/June 2016

  • The 7th International Conference on Patient- and Family-Centered Care Showcases PFCC Across the Continuum of Care
  • IPFCC Peer Support Network Website Section Goes Live!
  • Caring for Caregivers and Patients: Research and Clinical Priorities for Informal Cancer Caregiving
  • Improving Trainee Education During Family-Centered Rounds: A Resident's Perspective
  • Primary Care Corner ~ Pediatric Coordinated Care Clinic, MassGeneral Hospital for Children
  • IPFCC Webinars
  • The Importance of the Patient Experience in Quality Improvement
  • IPFCC's Intensive Training Seminar is Coming to San Antonio, Texas ~ November 16-18, 2016
  • Video From the Field ~ Patient and Family Advisory Councils

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Issue 91/May 2016

  • The 7th International Conference on Patient- and Family-Centered Care
  • Just Announced! Open Family Presence Policy in Saskatchewan's Health Facilities
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities is Newest Partner in IPFCC's Better Together Campaign
  • Shared Decision-Making in the Emergency Department ~ Patient Advisors Involved in Developing Decision-Making Tools
  • Key Role of Patient and Family Advisory Council Leadership in Facilitating Patient-Researcher Partnership in Patient-Centered Outcomes Research
  • Primary Care Corner ~ Meet Nancy McElveen, PAC Co-Chair, UNC Health Care Internal Medicine Clinic
  • November 16-18, 2016 ~ Save the Date! IPFCC's Moving Forward with Patient- and Family-Centered Care in San Antonio, Texas
  • June IPFCC Webinars
  • Patients' and Consumers' Use of Evidence ~ Health Affairs, April 2016
  • Care Culture & Decision-Making Innovation Collaborative
  • Celebrate Health Risk Management Week: June 20-24, 2016

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Issue 90/April 2016

  • Conference Brochure Available for The 7th International Conference on Patient- and Family-Centered Care ~ IPFCC Introduces Speakers
  • Primary Care Corner ~ Essentia Health's Primary Care Physician Leader Highlights the Importance of Patient and Family Partners
  • Implementation Science Workshop: Engaging Patients in Team-Based Practice Redesign—Critical Reflections on Program Design
  • Better Together: Partnering With Patients and Families ~ Education and Support for New York City Hospitals
  • Please Send IPFCC Your Patient and Family Advisory Council's Most Recent Annual Report
  • IPFCC's Chicago Seminar A Great Success! ~ Next Stop: San Antonio, Texas ~ Save the Date: November 16-18, 2016
  • Association Found Between Higher Ratings of the Patient Experience and Better Clinical Outcomes
  • IPFCC Webinars
  • UMHS New Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Unit Opening ~ Patients and Families Engaged in Design
  • Family Presence During Pediatric Tracheal Intubations
  • PFAC Network ~ Vibrant Online Community
  • Don't Miss The 7th International Conference on Patient- and Family-Centered Care

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Issue 89/March 2016

  • Don't Miss Out! A Few Spaces Left ~ Register Today for IPFCC's Intensive Training Seminar ~ Seminar Scholarships Available for Patient and Family Advisors from Ambulatory Settings
  • Interdisciplinary Task Force Recommends Team-Based Care with Patients and Families as Part of the Team
  • Family Presence During Resuscitation (FPDR)
  • PFAC in Canada Works to Ensure Family Presence Policy
  • Thanks to the 2016 Sponsors of IPFCC's PFACNetwork
  • Hospital Errors ~ Families Play a Vital Role in Improving Safety and Preventing Medical Mistakes
  • Now Available! Getting Started with Patient- and Family-Centered Care Videos and Guide
  • IPFCC Webinars
  • AHRQ Health Care Innovations Exchange ~ Newly Released Video Features Hospital Patient Advisor
  • Primary Care Corner ~ TCPI Change Package: Transforming Clinical Practice
  • The 7th International Conference on Patient- and Family-Centered Care

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Issue 88/February 2016

  • Enjoy the Sights of Chicago While Attending IPFCC's Intensive Training Seminar—Make It a Mini-Vacation
  • New NPSF Report Recommends Partnering With Patients and Families for the Safest Care
  • Incorporating Suggestions of Children, Parents and Siblings Into Care
  • State Law Reflects Need to Involve Family During Hospitalization and Discharge Process
  • Primary Care Corner - The Power of Partnering wIth Patients and Families
  • NPSF's United for Patient Safety Campaign ~ Celebrate Patient Safety Awareness Week: March 13-19, 2016
  • Nominations Open for 2016 John Q. Sherman Award for Excellence in Patient Engagement
  • Distinguished Authors Panel Featured at The 7th International Conference on Patient- and Family-Centered Care
  • IPFCC Webinars
  • 2015 Canadian Patient Safety Champion Awarded to IPFCC Pinwheel Sponsors
  • Retiring President and CEO of Memorial Health System Considers Developing Culture of PFCC as Greatest Achievement
  • Better Together in New York Hospitals ~ Unique Educational Opportunity

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Issue 87/January 2016

  • IPFCC's Moving Forward with Patient- and Family-Centered Care Intensive Training Seminar is Coming to Chicago
  • AMA Journal of Ethics: Promises and Challenges in Patient- and Family-Centered Care
  • American Medical Association's Ethics Talk ~ Patient-and Family-Centered Care's Reach
  • Spotlight on Primary Care ~ The Power of Perspective
  • Enjoy the Sights of New York City! Come to The International Conference, Arrive Early or Stay Late!
  • IPFCC Webinars
  • Webinars on Advancing Human Subjects Protection Programs for Patient-Centered Outcomes Research
  • Privileged Presence: Personal Stories of Connections in Health Care Wins an American Journal of Nursing 2015 Book of the Year Award

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2015 Pinwheel Pages: Issues 76-86

Issue 86/December 2015

  • Join Us in Chicago for IPFCC's Moving Forward with Patient- and Family-Centered Care Intensive Training Seminar!
  • Canada Updates Accreditation Standards, Embracing Core Principles of Patient- and Family-Centered Care
  • The Value and Increasing Frequency of Hospital Patient and Family Advisory Councils
  • OpenNotes: Sharing Physician Notes Electronically With Patients Is Associated With Improved Medication Adherence
  • Profiles in Excellence: Quality Improvement Lessons from the AHA-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize Recipients
  • Congratulations to IPFCC Pinwheel Sponsors Named to U.S. News & World Report's Most Connected Hospitals
  • Spotlight on Primary Care
  • Mark Your Calendar: The 7th International Conference on Patient- and Family-Centered Care in NYC, July 25-27, 2016
  • IPFCC Webinars
  • Just Announced! Foundations Unite to Support Access to Clinical Notes for 50 Million Patients Nationwide
  • American College of Radiology Partnering with Patients and Families
  • Pinwheel Sponsors DFCI and BWH's Patricia Reid Ponte Appointed Next President of the American Nurses Credentialing Center
  • Creating Patient Stories

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Issue 85/November 2015

  • Save the Date: IPFCC's Spring Seminar will be in Chicago on April 4-6, 2016
  • StoryCorps® to Participate at The 7th International Conference on Patient- and Family-Centered Care
  • Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement Launches Better Together in Canada
  • The Most Crucial Half-Hour at a Hospital: The Shift Change
  • IPFCC Webinars
  • Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies
  • IPFCC's Tampa Seminar A Great Success!
  • November is National Diabetes Month

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Issue 84/October 2015

  • Still Time to Register for IPFCC's Intensive Training Seminar ~ Continuing Education Credits Available for Nurses, Physicians, Social Workers, and Long Term Care Administrators
  • Profile of Change: How MetroHealth is Partnering with Patients and Families
  • Partnering With Patients, Families, and Communities
  • AHRQ's Research Conference, Producing Evidence and Engaging Partners to Improve Healthcare
  • IPFCC Partners with Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) in CMS Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative To Build Effective Partnerships with Patients and Families
  • Save the Date for IPFCC's International Conference
  • IPFCC Fall Webinars
  • Patient Advisory Councils Included in the Family Medicine for America's Health Strategic Agenda
  • October is Health Literacy Month
  • October is Patient-Centered Awareness Month

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Issue 83/September 2015

  • Tampa Seminar Offers Special One-Day Track for Physician Trainees—Residents and Fellows
  • American Hospital Association-McKesson 2015 Quest for Quality Prize© Winners Embraces Partnerships with Patients and Families
  • Pediatric Nursing Family Matters Column Features IPFCC's Better Together Campaign
  • The Value of Family Presence in the Hospital Room ~ Brian Boyle's Story
  • Exhibitor, Advertising, and Sponsorship Opportunities at IPFCC's 7th International Conference on Patient- and Family-Centered Care
  • IPFCC Fall Webinars
  • Better Together Campaign Welcomes The Valley Hospital as an Exemplar Hospital

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Issue 82/August 2015

  • Early Bird Discount Available Through September 18th for IPFCC's Fall Intensive Training Seminar in Tampa, Florida
  • Tampa Seminar to Feature Seek and Speak Your Story and Hospital Tour
  • AHRQ Health Care Innovations Exchange Profiles Children's Mercy Hospital's Commitment to Patient- and Family-Centered Care
  • Read the New Profile of Change for Vidant Health
  • NCQA PCMH Designation ~ Congratulations to Children's Specialized Hospital
  • IPFCC's Faculty Member, Deborah Dokken, Will Share Her Personal Stories on Coordination of Care
  • Excitement is Building ~ IPFCC Receives Amazing Response to the Call for Abstracts for The 7th International Conference
  • IPFCC Fall Webinars
  • New Resources Added to IPFCC's Website on Engagement Strategies for the Medicaid Population
  • Five IPFCC Pinwheel Sponsors Named to Honor Roll of Best Hospitals

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Issue 81/July 2015

  • Registration Now Open for IPFCC's Fall Intensive Training Seminar in Tampa, Florida ~ Take Advantage of Early Bird Pricing!
  • BMJ Quality and Safety Journal Publishes Patient and Family Engagement: A Survey of US Hospital Practices
  • Recently Released by Health Care for All: A Review of 2014 Massachusetts Patient and Family Advisory Council Reports
  • Contra Costa Regional Medical Center's Family Welcome Policy Featured in AHRQ Health Care Innovations Exchange
  • Registered Nurse's Association of Ontario (RNAO) Publishes Clinical Best Practice Guideline ~ Person- and Family-Centred Care
  • IPFCC International Conference Abstract Submissions Due July 31, 2015
  • IPFCC August Webinars
  • Alberta Heath Services Implements The Patient First Strategy to Embed the Principles Of Patient- and Family-Centered Care

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Issue 80/June 2015

  • Call for Abstracts for The 7th International Conference on Patient- and Family-Centered Care ~ Submit Abstracts by July 31, 2015
  • IPFCC's Fall Seminar in Tampa, Florida ~ Mark Your Calendar: November 2-4, 2015
  • Physician Advocates for Eliminating Restrictive Visitation Policies in ICUs
  • Better Together Campaign Welcomes UAB as an Exemplar Hospital
  • New HRET Guide on Partnering with Patients and Families to Improve Quality and Safety
  • Newly Released Framework for Integrating Oral Health in Primary Care Recommends Partnering with Patients and Families
  • The AHA-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize 2016 Call For Nominations
  • IPFCC Summer Webinars
  • Recommendations from the Conference on Advancing Compassionate, Person- and Family-Centered Care Through Interprofessional Education for Collaborative Practice
  • IPFCC Pinwheel Sponsors Named to Honor Roll of Best Children's Hospitals
  • Congratulations to Dr. Catherine Crock, Member of the Order of Australia

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Issue 79/May 2015

  • The 7th International Conference on Patient- and Family-Centered Care: Partnerships in Care, Interprofessional Education, and Research—July 25-27, 2016 in New York City
  • Creating Capacity for Sustainable Partnerships with Patients and Families in Research — A New PCORI-Funded Project
  • University of Michigan Health System Video Showcases PFCC Leadership: Patient & Family Centered Care: A New Attitude
  • Hospitals Increasingly Partnering with Patients and Families for Advice
  • Meet Kelly Parent—PFCC's New Program Specialist for Patient and Family Partnerships
  • IPFCC's June Webinars—Two New Topics
  • IPFCC's Toolkit for Better Together Campaign Featured in Your Role in Family-Centered Health Care
  • Tribute to Dr. Lucian Leape
  • Health Risk Management Week: June 15-19, 2015

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Issue 78/March/April 2015

  • IPFCC's Memphis Seminar A Great Success!
  • UAB Receives Pinwheel Sponsor Scholarship to Attend IPFCC Memphis Seminar
  • Better Together Campaign Welcomes Two New Canadian Exemplar Hospitals
  • Empowering Pediatric Families to Activate Rapid Response System Yields Positive Results
  • Joanne Ganton Named Executive Director of Engagement and Patient Experience at Alberta Health Services
  • IPFCC's Spring Webinars
  • The Importance of Including Families in Communication During Medical Handoffs
  • NIH Briefing on Dying in America ~ Improving Quality and Honoring Individual Preference Near the End of Life
  • Thanks to Providence Health Care, Boston Children's Hospital, and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia ~ 2015 Sponsors for the PFAC Network

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Issue 77/February 2015

  • IPFCC's Spring Seminar in Memphis ~ Special Guest Faculty Member, Antony Sheehan
  • Pinwheel Sponsors Scholarship Opportunity to Attend IPFCC Memphis Seminar—Deadline Extended to February 26, 2015
  • Individual and Family Engagement in the Medicaid Population: Emerging Best Practices and Recommendations
  • American Academy of Pediatrics: Patient- and Family-Centered Care of Children in the Emergency Department
  • Celebrate the National Patient Safety Foundation's Patient Safety Awareness Week: March 8-14, 2015
  • The DAISY Foundation Joins with IPFCC in the Better Together: Partnering with Families Campaign
  • Tools for Engaging Patients in Quality Improvement ~ AF4Q Webinar
  • Farewell and Best Wishes to the Amazing Joanna Kaufman
  • IPFCC's March 2015 Webinars
  • Thanks to Our Pinwheel Sponsors ~ Still Time to Renew or Join
  • Participate in the 2015 State of Patient, Resident, and Family Experience Study
  • Thanks to Boston Children's Hospital and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia ~ 2015 Sponsors for the PFAC Network
  • IPFCC Seeks Recent Annual Reports from Patient and Family Advisory Councils (PFACs)

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Issue 76/January 2015

  • Spring Seminar in Memphis ~ Early Bird Registration Rate Through February 6, 2015
  • IPFCC Seminar "Kick Starts" University of Vermont Medical Center PFCC Journey
  • For Pinwheel Sponsors—Scholarship Opportunity to Attend IIPFCC Seminar in Memphis
  • Changing Hospital Visiting Policies: From Families as "Visitors"to Families as Partners
  • Patients Teaching Patient Safety
  • Consumer Reports ~ Being Treated with Respect Increases Odds to Stay Safe in the Hospital
  • Dying in America: A Constructive Step Forward and an Opportunity to Deepen Partnerships With Patients and Families
  • IOM Report on Forging Effective Partnerships
  • A Mother's Description of the Value of Patient- and Family-Centered Care (PFCC)
  • Congratulations to Bill Schwab, MD ~ Recipient of the 2015 STFM Gold Humanism Award
  • IPFCC Upcoming Webinars
  • AHRQ Health Care Innovations Exchange: PFCC in Hospitals is High Priority
  • Would Your Organization Like to be IPFCC's PFAC Network Sponsor for 2015?

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2014 Pinwheel Pages: Issues 67 - 75

Issue 75/November/December 2014

  • Children's Mercy Kansas City Embraces Patient- and Family-Centered Care
  • IPFCC's Massachusetts Seminar A Great Success!
  • Advancing Compassionate, Patient- and Family-Centered Care
  • Better Together: Partnering With Families Across the Continuum of Care
  • National Partnership for Women & Families Joins with IPFCC in the Better Together: Partnering with Families Campaign
  • IPFCC Announces Two More December Webinars
  • Military Family Empowerment: Guidelines for Creating, Implementing, and Evaluating Mind-Body Programs in a Military Health Care Setting
  • Thanks to our 2014 PFAC Network Sponsors ~ Would Your Organization Like to Sponsor IPFCC'' PFAC Network for 2015?
  • Survey To Collect Information on PFACs

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Issue 74/October 2014

  • News about the Cambridge Seminar ~ Guest Faculty Offer New Sessions; One-day Track for Partners Healthcare Residents, Fellows, and Other Trainees
  • Announcing Pinwheel Sponsor Scholarship for Cambridge Seminar
  • Caregiver Action Network Announces Top Programs in Patient and Family Engagement
  • Patient- and Family-Centered Care and the Patient Experience in Medical Education
  • Health in Aging Foundation Joins with IPFCC in the Better Together: Partnering with Families Campaign
  • Welcome To IPFCC's Michal Rachlin
  • IPFCC Seeking Information on Peer-to-Peer Programs
  • Congratulations to Debra Ness ~ Recipient of the PCPCC's Barbara Starfield Award
  • 2014 Patient-Centered Cancer Care Design Winners Announced
  • PFCC News from Australia
  • October is Patient-Centered Awareness Month
  • October is Health Literacy Month

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Issue 73/August/September 2014

  • Great Opportunity for Interdisciplinary Training in PFCC ~ Moving Forward with Patient- and Family-Centered Care: Partnerships for Quality and Safety
  • University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics Receives AHA-McKesson Quest for Quality Citation of Merit for Broadening the Scope of Patient and Family Partnerships
  • American Academy of Pediatrics Parent Advisory Group's New Expanded Role
  • Partnership ~ Potential for Worldwide Improved Health Outcomes and Reduced Costs
  • IPFCC's 6th International Conference a Huge Success!
  • Welcome to IPFCC's Racquel Codling!
  • New Yorkers for Patient & Family Empowerment Partners with IPFCC in the Better Together: Partnering with Families Campaign
  • 2014 Edition of Privileged Presence: Personal Stories of Connections in Health Care
  • Applications Now Being Accepted for The Beryl Institute's Patient Experience Research Grants and Scholar Programs
  • Register Now ~ IPFCC's Fall Intensive Training Seminar in Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Issue 72/July 2014

  • The 6th International Conference on Patient- and Family-Centered Care Models Partnership
  • IPFCC Welcomes Jim Conway and Karen McIntire as Closing Plenary Speakers
  • Come to Vancouver Early and Stay Late ~ Enjoy Stanley Park
  • ASHRM and AACN Partner with IPFCC in the Better Together: Partnering with Families Campaign
  • New York Times Blog Post: A Move to Extend Visiting Hours at Hospitals
  • Promoting Better Communication Among Clinicians, Patients, and Families to Improve the Quality of Care
  • IPFCC's Better Together Campaign ~ How to Pledge
  • AHA/HRET Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) is Partnering with IPFCC
  • AHRQ Hosts Webinar on Patient- and Family-Centered Care: Approaches for Children and Seniors
  • Register Now ~ IPFCC's Fall Intensive Training Seminar in Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Issue 71/June 2014

  • IPFCC Launches Better Together Campaign; Challenges Hospitals to Eliminate Restrictive Visiting Policies
  • The 6th International Conference on Patient- and Family-Centered Care Features Better Together Special Events
  • Come to Vancouver Early and Stay Late ~ Enjoy Butchart Gardens
  • Partnering with Patients, Families, and Communities: An Urgent Imperative for Health Care
  • First Issue of Journal of Patient Experience Features Article in Support of Family Presence in the Emergency Room
  • Children's Specialized Hospital's Patient- and Family-Centered Care Journey
  • Traveling into Canada for the Conference? Read this Important Travel Information!
  • Connect with IPFCC on Social Media
  • Register Now ~ IPFCC's Fall Intensive Training Seminar in Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Issue 70/May 2014

  • Meaningful Patient and Family Partnerships: Evidence and Leadership to be Featured at International Conference
  • Early Bird Registration Through June 4, 2014! ~ Register Now for The 6th International Conference on Patient- and Family-Centered Care
  • Come to Vancouver Early and Stay Late
  • Suburban Hospital Presents New Annual PFAC Leadership Award
  • Health Care For All Releases Report, PFAC 2014 ~ A Review of 2013 Massachusetts Patient & Family Advisory Council Reports
  • IPFCC Summer Webinar Schedule Now Available
  • Coming soon...
    Better Together: Partnering with Families
  • Healthcare Risk Management Week is June 16-20, 2014
  • Publication of the First Issue of Patient Experience Journal
  • Words That Matter ~ Time to Move Beyond Engagement
  • IPFCC Salutes Nurses and Hospitals This Month!
  • Save the Date! ~ IPFCC's Fall Intensive Training Seminar in Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Issue 69/April 2014

  • The 6th International Conference Features Keynote Speakers Sir Liam Donaldson and Leilani Schweitzer
  • Come to Vancouver Early and Stay Late
  • IPFCC's California Seminar A Great Success!
  • Save the Date! ~ IPFCC's Next Intensive Training Seminar in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Engaging Patients, Families, and Communities to Link Interprofessional Practice and Education
  • Do You Have Information About Patient and Family Participation in Interprofessional Education?
  • Scholarship Recipients Share Insights and Experiences After Attending California Seminar
  • Patient and Family Engagement Initiative from the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement
  • Health Care Leaders and Advocates Call for Patient- and Family-Centered 'Revolution' In Medical Education
  • Family-Centered Care for the Newborn ~ The Delivery Room and Beyond
  • Having Trouble Receiving Pinwheel Pages?

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Issue 68/March 2014

  • IPFCC Announces Speakers for The 6th International Conference on Patient- and Family-Centered Care
  • Come to Vancouver Early and Stay Late!
  • Don't Miss Out ~ A Few Spaces Left ~ Register Today for IPFCC's Moving Forward with Patient- and Family-Centered Care Intensive Training Seminar
  • Thanks to Partnership for Patients for Funding Scholarships to IPFCC's California Seminar
  • Just Released! Safety is Personal: Partnering with Patients and Families for the Safest Care
  • Patient Engagement Transforms Care
  • Innovative Patient- and Family-Centered Care Program at Children's Specialized Hospital Receives Excellence in Quality Improvement Award
  • Promising Care: How We Can Rescue Health Care by Improving It
  • Patient- and Family-Centered Care: A Partnership Exemplar
  • Fostering Partnership and Teamwork in the Pediatric Medical Home
  • The Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare and the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Announce Request for Abstracts
  • Having Trouble Receiving Pinwheel Pages?
  • Save The Date! ~ The 6th International Conference on Patient- and Family-Centered Care

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Issue 67/January/February 2014

  • IPFCC's Spring Intensive Training Seminar is Heading West!
  • Scholarships Available for Registration and Participation in IPFCC's California Intensive Training Seminar
  • See the Sights While You Are in California..
  • Vidant Health ~ Recipient of the 2013 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award
  • Boston Children's Hospital, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and the Partnership for Patients Sponsor the PFAC Network
  • Thanks to Our Pinwheel Sponsors ~ Still Time to Renew or Join
  • Congratulations to Brigham and Women's Hospital ~ Winner of the Spring 2014 Pinwheel Sponsor Scholarship
  • Having Trouble Receiving Pinwheel Pages?
  • Institute of Medicine (IOM) High-Functioning Health Care Teams Include Patients and Famlies as Members
  • Care Partners and Online Patient Portals
  • The National Patient Safety Foundation Promotes Patient Safety Awareness Week: March 2-8, 2014
  • Annie Levy ~ Art and the World of Medicine
  • Save The Date! ~ The 6th International Conference on Patient- and Family-Centered Care

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2013 Pinwheel Pages: Issues 58-66

Issue 66/November/December 2013

  • Welcome to the NEW Pinwheel Pages!
  • Institute of Medicine Convenes PFAC Informational Meeting
  • 2013 World Innovation Summit for Health Launches Global Health Report on Partnership
  • Inspired to Change: Improving Patient Care One Story at a Time
  • Register Now for The 6th International Conference on Patient- and Family-Centered Care
  • Announcing the Release of Hush Music Foundation's latest CD
  • Minnesota Seminar a Great Success ~ Next Stop San Francisco
  • Anna Quindlen ~ How Doctors, Nurses, and Consumers Can Make One Another Better
  • Non-Profit Organization Provides Comfort to NICU Families

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Issue 65/October 2013

  • Update on IPFCC's Upcoming Intensive Training Seminars and The 6th International Conference
  • Changing the Concept From Families as Visitors to Families as Partners
  • Security Department Role In PFCC Can Be A Critical One
  • Bev Johnson Invited to Participate on Patient Engagement Forum for the 2013 World Innovation Summit for Health
  • Call for Letters of Intent: Patient and Family Engagement Early Career Investigator Awards
  • Resource on Patient and Family Engagement
  • IPFCC Welcomes Abbie Davis
  • 2013 Essay Contest on Cost Awareness in Health Care
  • PCORI Offers Regional Workshop and Pipeline to Proposal Awards
  • November is National Diabetes Awareness Month ~ Diabetes is a Family Affair

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Issue 64/September 2013

  • Combine Business and Pleasure ~ Start Planning Your Next Summer Vacation to Vancouver, BC
  • Update On Abstracts and Registration
  • IPFCC's Spring 2014 Intensive Training Seminar Going to California!
  • OpenNotes ~ Inviting Patients to Read Their Doctors' Notes
  • 2013 Patient-Centered Design NICU Winners Announced
  • IPFCC Updates and Expands Website Section on Primary Care/Patient-Centered Medical Home
  • Staff News ~ Patients Participate in Training Hospital Employees
  • Pennsylvania-Specific Patient- and Family-Centered Care Guidebook
  • Thanks to Our College Intern
  • October is Patient-Centered Care Awareness Month
  • Consumer Reports Now Issues Hospital Ratings

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Issue 63/July/August 2013

  • Time to Submit Your Abstracts for the International Conference!
  • A Hearty Thanks to IPFCC's Canadian Leadership Sponsor and Our Program Partner!
  • AHRQ Guide Helps Hospitals Increase Patient and Family Engagement to Improve Quality and Safety of Care
  • IPFCC's Fall Intensive Training Seminar Heading to Minnesota, Thanks to Leadership Support From Park Nicollet and HealthPartners
  • Congratulations to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Winner of the 2013 AHA/McKession Quest for Quality Prize
  • Congratulations and Farewell to Our Student Intern
  • Free Webinar on the New AHRQ Guide to Patient and Family Engagement
  • Congratulations to Vidant Medical Center
  • Congratulations to Ten Pinwheels Sponsors on the 2013-2014 U.S. News & World Report America's Best Hospitals Honor Roll

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Issue 62/June 2013

  • Call for Abstracts for The 6th International Conference on Patient- and Family-Centered Care
  • Announcing the 2014 AHA-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize Applications
  • Congratuations to Volunteer of the Year Award Winner ~ Marlene Fondrick, Perham Health
  • IPFCC Seeks Annual Reports of Patient and Family Advisory Councils
  • Harvey Picker Center of Innovation and Applied Research In Long Term Care announces the 2013/2014 Grant Program
  • New Resource Showcases Provider and Patient/Family Partnerships
  • PCORI Launches Engagement Awards
  • Register Now for IPFCC's Fall 2013 Intensive Training Seminar

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Issue 61/April/May 2013

  • Thanks to Anne Arundel Medical Center for its Leadership Sponsorship of the Annapolis Seminar
  • A Conversation with Sherry Perkins and Susan Grant about the Importance of Family Presence and the Role of Leadership
  • Farewell and Best Wishes to the Amazing Julie Ginn Moretz
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital Team: Glad to Know You
  • Institute Releases Updated and Greatly Expanded Essential Allies and Words of Advice
  • Call For Abstracts for The 6th International Conference on Patient- and Family-Centered Care: Partnerships for Quality and Safety
  • National Nurses Week
  • Congratulations and Farewell to Our College Intern, Colin Humphreys
  • Importance of Family Faculty in Educating Health Care Professionals
  • Parents and Families Help Others While "Making Meaning" after the Death of a Child

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Issue 60/March 2013

  • Bev Johnson AHRQ Interview Connects Patient- and Family-Centered Care to Patient Safety
  • Institute's Annapolis Intensive Training Seminar Welcomes Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) Hospitals
  • Family Presence During Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Toolkit ~ Engaging Patients in Improving Ambulatory Care
  • Study on Pediatric Residents' Perspectives on Family-Centered Rounds Show Positive Results
  • Lucian Leape Institute Issues Report: Through the Eyes of the Workforce: Creating Joy, Meaning, and Safer Health Care
  • Picker Institute's Patient-Centered Care: The Road Ahead
  • PatientsLikeMe Receives RWJF Grant
  • Institute Announces Spring/Summer Schedule for Webinars

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Issue 59/February 2013

  • Honorarium Available for Registration and Participation in the Institute's Annapolis Intensive Training Seminar
  • Parents Provide Care to Infants in Canadian Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • American Hospital Association Report Endorses Patient and Family Engagement
  • Deadline Approaches for Submitting PCORI Advisory Panel Applications
  • Patient Engagement is Topic of February Health Affairs Journal
  • In Memoriam
  • The Institute Welcomes Caren Cramer
  • Celebrate National Patient Safety Week
  • Picker Institute Website Archive Now Hosted by Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care
  • Collaborative Family Healthcare Association Blogs About Patient- and Family-Centered Care
  • Patient and Family Advisors Network: Conversation about Quality and Safety

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Issue 58/January 2013

  • Thanks to AAMC, DFMC, MHA, & MPSC ~ Sponsors for the Spring Seminar
  • Physician Describes Urgent Need for Health Care System to Actively Partner with Patients and Families to Reduce Medical Errors
  • The Aligning Forces for Quality Initiative: The Importance of Collaboration
  • Emergency Physicians Advocate for Partnering with Patients
  • Compassionate Care Video Embraces Patient- and Family-Centered Care
  • Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care Celebrates 100th Webinar
  • Advancing Patient- and Family-Centered Care is a Collective Pursuit—Share Your Knowledge and Experience!

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2012 Pinwheel Pages: Issues 47-57

Issue 57/November/December 2012

  • The Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care to Host Picker Institute Website
  • What Does It Mean To Be A Patient Advocate?
  • Transforming Patient-Centered Research: Building Partnerships and Promising Models
  • The Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care Launches New Website Section on Videos
  • Congratulations and Farewell to Our College Intern, Julia MacPherson
  • AVAILABLE NOW!! Revised! Developing Patient- and Family-Centered Vision, Mission, and Philsophy of Care Statements

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Issue 56/October 2012

  • Thanks to the University of Michigan Health System for Its Sponsorship of the Fall Seminar
  • Inspiring Words from UMHS Leaders, Tony Denton and Ora Pescovitz, at Institute Seminar
  • The Asia Pacific Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care Included Presentations on Patient- and Family-Centered Care
  • Wade Roseth: Patient Partner at Essentia Health, Duluth, Minnesota
  • Vidant Medical Center Ranked #1 in Patient-Centeredness
  • Welcome to Our College Intern, Julia MacPherson
  • Pinwheel Lapel Pin Now Available!
  • Patients at the Crossroads ~ A Symposium
  • November is National Diabetes Awareness Month

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Issue 55/September 2012

  • Picker Institute/Planetree Partnership: Harvey Picker Center of Innovation and Applied Research Program in Long-Term Care
  • Institute of Medicine Embraces Patient and Family Engagement in New Report: Best Care at Lower Cost
  • Sick, Scared and Separated from Loved Ones ~ Family Presence Promotes Safety and Wellness
  • Patient and Family Engagement Key to Improved Health Care: New National Patient Care Program Launched
  • Health Engagement Networks Invited to Join the PFACnetwork Listserv
  • Welcome to Haley McClelland
  • October is Patient-Centered Care Awareness Month
  • 2012 Essay Contest on Cost Awareness in Health Care
  • Barnes Jewish Hospital Awarded the Pinwheel Sponsor Scholarship to Institute's Ann Arbor Intensive Training Seminar

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Issue 54/August 2012

  • The Association of Oncology Social Work 2012 Standards of Practice Incorporate Patient- and Family-Centered Care
  • The Empowered Patient Coalition ~ Encouraging Patient Engagement
  • Ann Arbor Intensive Training Seminar to Include Leadership Track
  • New Webinar in September: The SMART Discharge ~ An Always Event
  • Miami Children's Hospital: Updated Profile and Video on Family-Centered Rounds
  • Pinwheel Sponsors Advancing Patient- and Family-Centered Care

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Issue 53/July 2012

  • Institute and University of Michigan Health System Bring Intensive Training Seminar to Ann Arbor; August 1 Deadline for Early Bird Registration
  • Coming to Ann Arbor Seminar? Sign Up for a Hospital Tour! Enjoy a "Tailgate" Dinner at the U of M Football Stadium!
  • American Hospital Association-McKesson 2012 Quest for Quality Prizes Announced
  • Secretary Clinton's Inspirational Speech at the National Partnership for Women & Familes
  • U.S. News & World Report's 2012-2013 Honor Roll
  • Guide to Patient and Family Engagement: AHRQ Environmental Scan Report
  • "The Take-Charge Patient"
  • Welcome to Eva Shpak
  • Five Wishes ~ Tool for Planning End of Life Care

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Special International Conference Issue/June 2012

  • International Conference ~ A Huge Success!
  • A Call to Action ~ A Conversation Between Debra Ness and Liz Crocker
  • Participant Buzz on the International Conference
  • Jim Conway Receives the 2012 Patient- and Family-Centered Care Leadership Award
  • Check Out New from the Institute
  • Pinwheel Sponsor Reports on the Conference
  • A Few More Conference Photos...

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Issue 51/May 2012

  • The 5th International Conference on Patient- and Family-Centered Care ~ Partnerships for Quality and Safety
  • New Release: Leadership Guide and Video
  • Intensive Training Seminar ~ Fall 2012 in Ann Arbor, Michigan ~ Tour the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital
  • May is National Geriatric Care Manager Month
  • PICU Partners at Goryeb Children's Hospital
  • Engaging Patients and Families in the PCMH Care Process
  • Other Institute Staff in the News
  • CMS Receives Comments on Meaningful Use — Stage 2 ~ Follow the Controversy
  • Surfing the Healthcare Tsunami: Bring Your Best Board
  • Fundamentals of Patient-Centered and Family-Centered Care Showcased in It's a Dog's World

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Issue 50/April 2012

  • Institute Announces Comprehensive Program for The 5th International Conference
  • Special Thanks to the Atlanta Seminar Sponsors; Fall Seminar to be in Ann Arbor, Michigan!
  • The Power of Stories in Patient- and Family-Centered Care
  • Bev Johnson Elected to the PCPCC Board of Directors
  • Aligning Forces for Quality Releases Lessons Learned ~ Engaging Consumers to Improve Ambulatory Care
  • Understanding the Challenges of Patient- and Family-Centered Care
  • Aligning Forces for Quality Releases Lessons Learned ~ Engaging Consumers to Improve Ambulatory Care
  • Welcome to Institute Intern: Jose Landaverde
  • National Nurses Week 2012
  • World Health Organization Celebrates Healthy Aging
  • AARP Issues Report on Moving Toward Person- and Family-Centered Care
  • May 2012 Patient Safety Congress to Celebrate Partnership With Patients

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Issue 49/March 2012

  • Institute Announces Speakers for The 5th International Conference
  • New and Expanded PFAC Network: Recently Launched March 1, 2012
  • Atlanta Intensive Training Seminar Update
  • Patient and Families Helped Design Perham Health's New Hospital
  • Hospital Engagement Networks: Connecting Hospitals to Improve Care
  • Congratulations to Baptist Health South Florida ~ Winner of Pinwheel Sponsor Scholarship
  • Continuing Education Units (CEU) for the Atlanta Seminar
  • Hotel Accommodations for Atlanta Seminar
  • E-Newsletter Archives ~ Content Now Searchable on Institute Website
  • National Patient Safety Foundation's Ask Me 3™ Fosters Patient Engagement
  • New Website Seeks Input From Nurses
  • "Informing the Journey, Not Changing the Destination"
  • Update on Picker Always Events®
  • March is Child Life Month

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Issue 48/February 2012

  • New Policy Statement: Patient- and Family-Centered Care and the Pediatrician's Role
  • Atlanta Seminar Agenda Announced
  • Previous Seminar Participants Jump Start Culture Change with Individualized Action Plans
  • Agency for Healthcare Research Quality Releases Quality Indicators Toolkit for Hospitals
  • NICHQ's Powerful Partnerships
  • Patient Safety Awareness Week ~ March 4-10, 2012
  • SpeakerLink™ ~ Source of Speakers in Health Care Community
  • New Names for UHS of Eastern Carolina and Catholic Healthcare West
  • March Deadline for 2012-1013 Picker Institute/Gold Graduate Medical Education Foundation Award
  • Save the Date ~ The 5th International Conference on Patient- and Family-Centered Care

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Issue 47/January 2012

  • Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre
  • Learn, Network, and Tour Emory Health at Institute's Intensive Training Seminar
  • Scholarship Opportunity to Attend Intensive Training Seminar in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Happy New Year to All Our Pinwheel Sponsors! It's Renewal Time!
  • Don Berwick Receives 2011 Picker Award for Excellence®
  • International Conference on Patient- and Family-Centered Care Offers Sponsorship Opportunities
  • Welcome to Liz Hansen

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2011 Pinwheel Pages: Issues 38-46

Issue 46/November/December 2011

  • Bev Johnson, President and CEO of the Institute, Speaks in New Zealand and Australia
  • Queen of England Opens New Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne, Australia
  • Visit From Australian Mary Draper, Board Chair of the Health Issues Centre
  • Madison Seminar Great Success! Next Stop Atlanta!
  • Registration Now Open for The 5th International Conference on Patient- and Family-Centered Care
  • Institute Announces Results of 2011 Salary Survey of Patient and Family Leaders in Paid Positions
  • Bev Johnson Receives Dorland Award
  • Picker Awards 2011 Picker Awards for Excellence®

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Issue 45/October 2011

  • Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Patient and Family Advisory Councils (PFACs) ~ and the State Law Requiring PFACs ~ in Massachusetts
  • Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and Georgia Health Sciences University Offer Resources to Implement Bedside Rounds
  • Special Thanks to UW Health; Update on Madison Intensive Training Seminar
  • Patient-Centered Care Awareness Month
  • Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) $26 Million Pilot Projects Grant Program
  • Institute for Healthcare Improvement Offers On-line Course in Patient- and Family-Centered Care
  • The 5th International Conference on Patient- and Family-Centered Care: Update
  • Massachusetts General Wins Socius Award 2011
  • November is National Diabetes Awareness Month

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Issue 44/September 2011

  • Team Up For Health ~ Partnering with Patients and Families for Better Chronic Care
  • Scholarship Opportunity to Attend Intensive Training Seminar in Madison, Wisconsin
  • The 5th International Conference on Patient- and Family-Centered Care: Update on Abstract Review and Opportunity for Exhibitors and Sponsors
  • Welcome to Sherry and Alex
  • Oregon Includes Patient Advisors on Patient-Centered Primary Care Home Implementation Task Force
  • Institute Welcomes New Staff
  • Giving Members a Say in Benefit Plan Design
  • Safe and Sound in the Hospital

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Issue 43/July/August 2011

  • Memorial Regional Hospital Awarded the 2011 American Hospital Association-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize®
  • Importance of Incorporating Patient- and Family-Centered Care into Graduate Medical Education: Two Exciting Announcements
  • Registration Now Open for the Madison, Wisconsin Intensive Training Seminar on Patient- and Family-Centered Care
  • Partnering to Heal: Teaming-Up Against Healthcare-Associated Infections
  • The 5th International Conference on Patient- and Family-Centered Care: Partnerships for Quality and Safety Headed to Washington, DC
  • Thanks to Our Summer Intern
  • Salary Survey Receives Great Response!
  • Our Deepest Sympathies

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Issue 42/June 2011

  • HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Visits UHS and Participates in Roundtable Discussion with Patient Advisors
  • Time to Submit Your Abstracts for the International Conference! Deadline: July 1, 2011
  • Intensive Training Seminar Heading to Madison, Wisconsin
  • Change in Interns: Welcome Back to Carolina and Farewell to Chase
  • Anne Arundel Medical Center Welcomes Family Presence
  • Calling Patient/Family Leaders: Coming Soon ~ Institute to Launch 2nd Annual Salary Survey
  • Farewell and Best Wishes to Cezanne Garcia
  • Check out these articles in The Journal of the American Medical Association...

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Issue 41/May 2011

  • Call for Abstracts for The 5th International Conference on Patient- and Family-Centered Care
  • Partnership for Patients Campaign Supports Collaborative Model of Care to Improve Care and Lower Costs
  • St. Louis Seminar Great Success!
  • Importance of Team Work and Leadership: The Music Paradigm
  • University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics Provides Leadership Support for Fall Intensive Training Seminar
  • Consumer Platform for Health IT ~ Advancing Patient and Family Engagement Through Technology
  • National Survey to Better Understand the Needs of Caregivers
  • May is National Nurses Month

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Issue 40/March/April 2011

  • Picker Institute Announces Always Events Grantees
  • Recommended Practices for a Patient- and Family-Centered Emergency Department
  • Special Thanks to Our St. Louis Seminar Sponsors
  • Institute for Healthcare Improvement Talk Show
  • Person-Centered Design in Healthcare: Building Connections
  • Institute Offers New Video Clip ~ Bedside Nurse Change of Shift Report
  • Announcing: Fall 2011 Seminar

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Issue 39/February 2011

  • Profile of Change ~ University Health Systems of Eastern Carolina
  • Patient/Family Advisors Crucial to Design of Yawkey Center for Cancer Care
  • Bring a Team to St. Louis for the Institute Spring Seminar ~ Enjoy a Tour!
  • A Special Thanks to the St. Louis Seminar Sponsors
  • The National Patient Safety Foundation Promotes Patient Safety Awareness Week: March 6-12, 2011
  • IHI Releases White Paper: Achieving an Exceptional Patient and Family Experience of Inpatient Hospital Care
  • Medical College of Georgia is now Georgia Health Science University
  • Note the Institute's New Address

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Issue 38/January 2011

  • Profile of Change ~ Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
  • Bringing Change of Shift Report to the Bedside ~ A Patient- and Family-Centered Approach
  • Institute Announces New Webinar: Enhancing Patient- and Family-Centered Communication Skills at the Bedside and Beyond—from Principles to Practice
  • 2010 Picker Awards for Excellence
  • 2010 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Awards
  • Licia Berry-Berard: Innovator for Patient- and Family-Centered Care
  • Missouri Foundation for Health Provides Leadership Support for the Institute's Spring Seminar
  • The Institute is Moving!

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2010 Pinwheel Pages: Issues 29-37

Issue 37/November/December 2010

  • Meet Catherine Crock, MD ~ Australian Pioneer for Patient- and Family-Centered Care
  • Guide to Patient and Family Engagement
  • North Carolina Seminar a Great Success
  • Families as Educators: Guidance for Implementation
  • Most Wired Hospitals; U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals
  • Final Rule Requires Equal Visitation Rights for All Hospital Patients

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Issue 36/October 2010

  • The National Health Policy Forum Looks at Patient- and Family-Centered Care
  • Special Thanks to Our North Carolina Sponsors
  • Patient- and Family-Centered Care Crucial to Reducing Medication Errors
  • Picker Institute Challenge Grant Program
  • Meet Chase Jordan
  • Sold Out!
  • November is National Diabetes Awareness Month
  • Institute Emblem of Commitment for Pinwheel Sponsors

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Issue 35/September 2010

  • Changing Hospital Practices and Policies on Visiting and Family Presence
  • Spectrum Health System: Supporting Family Presence
  • North Carolina Seminar Offers Multiple Learning and Networking Opportunities
  • Cincinnati Children's Hospital: Winner of Pinwheel Sponsor Scholarship
  • Institute Celebrates its 50th Webinar
  • IHI Scholarships for First Leadership Summit for Patient Activists and Partners in Quality and Safety
  • October is Patient-Centered Care Month
  • Position Available for Director for Patient Education and Health Literacy

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Issue 34/July/August 2010

  • Obama Administration Proposed Rule to Ensure Visitation Rights for All Patients ~ Comment Period Closes August 27, 2010
  • The Campaign for Better Care's Forum ~ Building Better Care: Improving the System for Delivering Health Care to Older Adults and Their Families
  • An Open Letter to ICU Nurses About Partnership and Collaboration with Families
  • Thanks to Our Summer Intern
  • North Carolina Seminar Participants ~ Sign Up For Special Events!
  • Institute Collecting Information on Hospital Visiting Policies and Family Presence
  • Update on Nomination of Donald Berwick to Head CMS
  • Thanks to Our Summer Volunteer!
  • Reminder: The Institute has a New Name!

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Issue 33/June 2010

  • Institute's New Name: Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care
  • Intensive Training Seminar Heading to North Carolina, November 1-4, 2010
  • IHI President and CEO, Don Berwick, MD, Nominated to Head CMS
  • Results of the 2010 Survey of Paid Positions for Patient and Family Leaders
  • How to Scale Up Primary Care Transformation
  • Evan Newport HOPE Award
  • Vermont Oxford Network Releases NICQ 2007: Improvement in Action

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Issue 32/April/May 2010

  • President Obama: Respecting the Rights of Hospital Patients to Receive Visitors
  • Bringing Patient- and Family-Centered Care into the Waiting Room Experience
  • Salary Survey Results Announced at Dallas Seminar
  • Journal of Risk Management Special Issue Devoted to Patient- and Family-Centered Care
  • Keep Up-To-Date on Patient-Centered Medical Home
  • Centers for Disease Control Offer Web-Based Training in Health Literacy for the Public Health Professionals
  • American Academy on Communication in Healthcare (AACH)

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Issue 31/March 2010

  • Tessa Billman, Family Coordinator, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of MN
  • Positive Impact of Family Presence During Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Rounds
  • Institute Seminar in Dallas to Include Sessions on Family Presence During Rounds
  • Aligning Forces for Quality
  • H1N1 Recommendations Available on Web Site
  • Continuing Education Units Available to Dallas Seminar Participants

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Issue 30/February 2010

  • Joint Commission's New Requirements Impact Family Presence and Participation
  • Institute Seminar in Dallas to Include Sessions on Family Presence and Participation
  • Getting Physician Buy-In
  • Attention Patient and Family Leaders: Please Respond to Survey
  • White House Introduces Initiative to Combat Childhood Obesity
  • The Checklist Manifesto
  • HeartBeat on the Quality Patient Experience
  • Patient Safety Awareness Week March 7-13, 2010
  • OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHIES......

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Issue 29/January 2010

  • Patient and Family Engagement: Institute Partners on AHRQ Grant
  • Articles of Interest
  • Institute Faculty Members Receive Awards
  • Dallas Seminar Participants ~ Sign Up For Hospital Tours!
  • Leapfrog Top Hospital Survey List Includes Pinwheel Sponsors

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2009 Pinwheel Pages: Issues 20-28

Issue 28/November/December 2009

  • To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health Care System
  • Become a Pinwheel Sponsor in 2010
  • Minnesota Seminar a Great Success....On to Dallas in April 2010
  • U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Healthy People Initiative Strives for Collaboration and Partnership
  • PFACnetwork Provides Support and Resources
  • Meet Katie O'Donnell
  • H1N1 GUIDANCE

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Issue 27/October 2009

  • The Institute for Family-Centered Care Receives The 2009 Picker Organizational Award for Excellence®
  • Partnering with Patients and Family Members ~ the Role of Advisors at the University of Minnesota Medical Center
  • Two Former Patients Bring Hosts for Hospitals to Philadelphia
  • Minnesota Department of Health Partners with Primary Care Consortium to Provide Scholarship Funds for Training
  • Meet Annette Bartley, Director of UK Health Foundation's Safer Patient Network
  • Institute Webinars in November

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Issue 26/September 2009

  • Invigorating! A Career Investment!
  • The Difference Between the Institute's Seminars and Conferences
  • Josie's Story ~ Partnering for Patient Safety
  • Download Conference Handouts ~ FREE at the Live Learning Center
  • New Webinar: Bedside Nurse Change of Shift Report
  • Pediatrician—Mother of Three—Partners with Patients and Families to Reduce Painful Procedures

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Issue 25/July/August 2009

  • Invest in Patient- and Family-Centered Care: It makes good business sense!
  • Plenary Speakers Hit the Mark on Patient- and Family-Centered Care
  • Pinwheel Sponsors' Achievements Recognized and Honored
  • Networking Opportunities Abound at The 4th International Conference
  • Live Learning Center Now Open and Accepting Conference Materials
  • Attendees: Take the International Conference Home With You!
  • Institute's Cezanne Garcia Receives Award

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Issue 24/June 2009

  • Institute Partners with Award-Winning Organizations to Bring The 4th International Conference to Philadelphia
  • Patient- and Family-Centered Care Essential for Health Care Reform in Pennsylvania
  • Action Plan Updates
  • MCGHealth Receives the National Patient Safety Foundation Socius Award
  • Continuing Education Credits for Attending the International Conference
  • Pre-Conference Networking—Visit the Institute Facebook Page
  • Federal Health Care Reform

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Issue 23/May 2009

  • The 4th International Conference ~ Early Bird Registration through June 15
  • Memorial Healthcare System ~ Serving South Florida and Beyond!
  • News Flash Page Added to Institute Website
  • Institute Adds to its Series of Webinars on Hot Topics
  • North Carolina Medical Journal Features Article by Institute Leaders

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Issue 22/April 2009

  • Patient- and Family-Centered Care at the University of Washington Medical Center
  • Program Brochure for The 4th International Conference on Patient- and Family-Centered Care
  • Creating a Patient and Family Advisory Council Webinar ~ Third Session Added!
  • Action Plan Updates: Three Reports
  • Institute CEO Writes Foreword for Book on Compassionate Care

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Issue 21/March 2009

  • The 4th International Conference on Patient- and Family-Centered Care
  • Boston Seminar ~ A Great Success
  • Special Publication Promotion in Celebration of National Patient Safety Awareness Week and the Institute's April Webinar
  • Institute Offers Webinars...Starting in April
  • South Shore Hospital Recipient of Pinwheel Scholarship
  • THANKS TO OUR BOSTON SEMINAR SPONSORS
  • March 22, 2009 Deadline for Completion of Evaluation to Earn Continuing Education Credits for Boston Seminar

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February 2009 Special Edition

  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • Hospital Tours...Spaces Going Fast: Sign Up Now!
  • Children's Hospital Boston
  • Massachusetts General Hospital

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Issue 20/January/February 2009

  • Patient and Family Advisory Councils Now Required by Massachusetts' Law ~ Learn More at our Boston Seminar
  • Meet our Newest Team Member: Dolores Coutts
  • Action Plan Update: St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • President Obama's Website
  • Congratulations to Award Winning Pinwheel Sponsors!
  • The Practice Change Fellows Program 2009 Call For Applications
  • Interactive Websites Promote Patient- and Family-Centered Care

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2008 Pinwheel Pages: Issues 14-19

Issue 19/November/December 2008

  • Aligning Leadership Agendas for Quality, Safety, and Patient- and Family-Centered Care
  • Calgary Seminar ~ A Smashing Success
  • Action Plan Updates: University of Michigan and MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • The Institute for Family-Centered Care Invites You to Become a Pinwheel Sponsor
  • Intensive Training Seminar Coming to Boston, Massachusetts
  • The Joint Commission: Family-Centered Care Necessary for Hospitals of the Future

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Issue 18/September/October 2008

  • Susan M. Grant, Chief Nursing Officer, Emory Healthcare
  • Action Plan Updates: Pitt County Memorial Hospital, University Health Systems of Eastern Carolina AND Pitt County Regional Rehabilitation Center
  • Call for Papers Deadline Fast Approaching
  • Leadership Forum Offered at Calgary Intensive Training Seminar
  • University of Wisconsin Introduces Patient Primary Support...Changing the Concept of Families as Visitors

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Issue 17/July/August 2008

  • Still Time to Register for Calgary
  • Action Plan Update: Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, Florida
  • Emory Healthcare Implements Nursing Change of Shift Report at the Bedside
  • The 4th International Conference on Patient- and Family-Centered Care Call for Papers Deadline: September 28, 2008
  • The American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation on Patient-Centered Care

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Issue 17/June 2008

  • Intensive Training Seminar Coming to Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Call for Papers: The 4th International Conference on Patient- and Family-Centered Care
  • Action Plan Update: Mt. Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Meet Anna Yuwen, the Institute's Intern for 2008-2009
  • Bethesda Seminar a Huge Success

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Issue 16/April/May 2008

  • Introducing The Samueli Institute, Our Bethesda Seminar Partner
  • New Publication Focuses on Patient- and Family-Centered Care
  • Are You Receiving Pinwheel Pages?
  • Cezanne Garcia Joins the Institute Staff
  • Action Plan Update: DOCC Atlanta
  • Advertisement - Patient- and Family-Centered Care Employment Opportunity

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Issue 15/March 2008

  • Intensive Training Seminar Coming to Washington, DC Metro Area
  • Evaluations Indicate that Atlanta Seminar was a Great Success. Evaluation Deadline Approaching
  • Participate in Two National Surveys about Pediatric Patient- and Family-Centered Care
  • Introducing: Action Plan Updates
  • Register NOW for IFCC Fall Seminar in Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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Issue 15/February 2008

  • Spring Seminar in Atlanta is SOLD OUT!
  • Meet Jean Klein, age 81, Advisor to the Kaiser Permanente Health Care System
  • Mike Nelson, MD, Patient- and Family-Centered Care Champion, Quality Engineer, and Six Sigma Black Belt
  • The Institute is Happy to Have Hannah Levy as our Intern
  • How to Earn Continuing Education Credits at the Atlanta Seminar

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Issue 14/January 2008

  • Early Bird Registration Closes January 23, 2008
  • Institute's Website Will Launch Patient-and Family-Centered Primary Care Section
  • Please join us in welcoming LeAndria Streeter, our newest staff member.
  • 2008 is Bringing Recognition to Patient- and Family-Centered Care
  • Patient Centered Health Information Technology Blog (PCHIT)

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2007 Pinwheel Pages: Issues 5-13

Issue 13/November/December 2007

  • Register Now for 2008 Spring Seminar in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Bev Johnson Honored By The Center for Health Design
  • Patient- and Family-Centered Care Featured in CAM Survey
  • The Institute Warmly Welcomes Ann Selinger!
  • New and Improved Resource Guide Now Available

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Issue 12/September/October 2007

  • Jack Davis, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Calgary Health Region, Alberta, Canada
  • SAVE THE DATE ** MARCH 3-6, 2008 ** ATLANTA, GEORGIA
  • Meet the Staff: Marie Abraham, Senior Policy and Program Specialist
  • Hot Topics: Helping Hospitals Get Started with Patient- and Family-Centered Care
  • Order Audio Copies of Presentations

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Issue 11/August 2007

  • Conference Plenaries, Leadership Luncheons, and Networking Dinners
  • Audio Copies of Presentations Available
  • Thank You to All Participants, Presenters, Sponsors, and Supporters
  • Handouts and Presentations from the Conference Available Online
  • Conference Continuing Education Credits

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Issue 10/June/July 2007

  • Up to the Minute Information about Patient- and Family-Centered Care OnLine
  • Margaret Murphy: Mom, Health Advocate, Change Agent
  • Just How International is The 3rd International Conference?
  • Meet Bev Johnson, Founder, President and CEO, the Institute of Family-Centered Care
  • Patient and Family Advisory Council List Serve (PFAC)

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Issue 9/May 2007

  • The 3rd International Conference on Patient- and Family-Centered Care - Partnerships for Enhancing Quality and Safety
  • Patient- and Family-Centered Care Program Coordinator: Hollis Guill Ryan
  • Thank You for Leadership Support
  • Vacation in the Beautiful Northwest Before or After the Conference
  • Thanks to the Sponsors & Participants at our Spring 2007 Seminar in Maine

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Issue 8/April 2007

  • State of Maine Focuses on Patient- and Family-Centered Care
  • Profiles of Change: Mark Hines
  • The Child Life Council Turns 25!
  • The 3rd International Conference on Patient- and Family-Centered Care
  • Practical Information for Seminar Attendees

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Issue 7/March 2007

  • Celebrate World Health Day
  • Welcome Lisa Sockabasin to the Institute's Seminar Faculty
  • The Dana-Farber Patient Safety Toolkit is Now Available
  • Things to Do in Portland
  • Support the Institute on a Daily Basis!

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Issue 6/February 2007

  • Maine Medical Center, MaineGeneral Health, Eastern Maine Medical Center, and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Join Forces to Sponsor Institute For Family-Centered Care Seminar
  • Patient Advocate and Leader: Winthrop (Win) M. Hodges
  • Opportunities to Support the Mission of the Institute
  • Welcome Julie Moretz: Champion of Change

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Issue 5/January 2007

  • The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Works to Enhance the Quality and Safety of Care
  • Patient Advocate and Leader of the Month: Joan Finnegan Brooks
  • Call for Patient- and Family-Centered Care Images, Mission, Vision, and Philosophy of Care Statements
  • Register now for Hospitals Moving Forward with Patient- and Family-Centered Care Seminar
  • 2007 GoodSearch Campaign is Launched

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2006 Pinwheel Pages: Issues 1-4

Issue 4/November/December 2006

  • Profiles of Change: Perham Memorial Hospital and Home
  • Newborn Intensive Care Parent Coordinator: Brenda Miller
  • Thank You to All Seminar Participants
  • Pinwheel Sponsors 2006-2007
  • Top Ten Things a Patient or Family Member Can Do to Enhance Quality Care

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Issue 3/October 2006

  • Profiles of Change: Miami Children's Hospital
  • Privileged Presence
  • Support the Institute by using Goodsearch.com
  • November is National Family Caregivers Month
  • Call For Papers 3rd International Conference - DEADLINE 11/8/06

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Issue 2/September 2006

  • Remaking American Medicine
  • Profiles of Change: MCG Health System
  • Patient and Family Advisors
  • International Conference: Call for Papers
  • Privileged Presence: Personal Stories of Connections in Health Care

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Issue 1/August 2006

  • Welcome to Pinwheel Pages
  • Profile of Change: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
  • Medical Home Project: Family Advisor - Ashley Peterson
  • Partnering with Patients and Families: A Roadmap for the Future
  • Upcoming Institute Events

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