Derby, CT (PRWEB) April 21, 2006
Susan B. Frampton, Ph.D., President of Planetree, has been invited to speak at the 14th International Conference on Health Promoting Hospitals (HPH): Integrating health promotion, prevention, treatment and care for chronic diseases across the health system in Palanga, Lithuania. Frampton will present a session titled “Integrated Primary Care in Patient-Centered Environments.”
The main focus of the 14th International Conference on Health Promoting Hospitals (HPH) is timely as there is need for action in the field of chronic disease, which is on the agenda of most European and international healthcare organizations. HPH plays a significant role in tackling the problem of chronic diseases, which are – apart from genetic predispositions – strongly influenced by personal behavior, physical and social environments. Thus, the settings approach of health promotion combined with empowering education and training can contribute to the prevention of chronic disease, as well as an improvement in the quality of health care and the quality of life for those who are affected around the world.
As the President of Planetree, a non-profit organization, Frampton works with a growing network of hospitals and health centers around the United States and abroad that have implemented Planetree’s unique patient-centered model of care. Prior to her work with Planetree, she spent over twenty years at several hospitals in the New England area. Her work focused on community education, wellness and prevention, planning, and development of integrative medicine service lines.
Frampton received both masters and doctoral degrees in medical anthropology from the University of Connecticut, and has numerous publications, including the edited collection “Putting Patients First” (Jossey-Bass Publishing, 2003) which won the ACHE Hamilton Book of the Year Award in 2004, chapters in Integrating Complementary Medicine Into Health Systems, (Aspen, 2001) and articles and interviews in Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (2004), AHA News (2003), Modern Healthcare (2002), and Hospitals and Health Networks (2002).
Based in Derby, CT, Planetree is an internationally recognized leader in patient-centered care. In healthcare settings throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe, Planetree is demonstrating that patient-centered care is not only an empowering philosophy, but a viable, vital, and cost-effective model of care. Planetree affiliate sites operate in diverse healthcare settings, with each site adapting the Planetree model as required by its unique needs. These facilities range from small rural hospitals with 25 beds to large urban medical centers with over 2,000 beds. The Planetree model is implemented in acute and critical care departments, emergency departments, long term care facilities, outpatient services, as well as ambulatory care and community health centers.
For more information, please contact Lisa Donnarumma at ldonnarumma @ planetree.org or 203-732-1377.