Patient-Centered Care

Working collaboratively with patients and their families is a critical piece of high-quality health care, especially in settings that serve the most vulnerable. Essential Hospitals Institute works to best understand all of the components of superior patient-centered care and support members of America’s Essential Hospitals as they implement such practices.



Likewise, the Institute also works to promote patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR), both through internal research practices as well as dissemination of PCOR methods to essential hospitals. This work has resulted in a collaborative relationship with the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) and other national patient advocacy groups.