Planetree, is a not-for-profit organisation that partners with hospitals and other health care organisations to transform organisational cultures and improve the resident experience.

Planetree was founded in the late 1970s by Angelica Thieriot, a patient whose experiences with hospitals led her to envision a different type of healthcare experience where patients could receive quality care in a truly healing environment that would also provide them and their families with access to the information needed to become active participants in their own care.

Today, Planetree is a growing global network of acute care hospitals, continuing care facilities, ambulatory centres, community health centres and health libraries, representing nearly one million annual hospital admissions, 15 million annual outpatient visits, 100,000 births, and more than 110,000 health care professionals.

Aurrum is Planetree’s exclusive partner in Australia, and through Planetree we have access to global resources and best practice for the provision of care.

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Aurrum’s commitment to excellence in all aspects of the care experience – from the physical comfort of residents, to their emotional and intellectual well-being is a role-model for what a truly healing environment can be. Planetree is honored to be partnering with such an innovative leader in the field.

Susan B. Frampton

Ph.D. President, Planetree