Gold Foundation in the News
U.S. Senate Passes Resolution Designating National Solidarity Day for Compassionate Patient Care
The U.S. Senate unanimously approved a resolution on February 14, declaring Thursday, February 14, 2013 as National Solidarity Day for Compassionate Patient Care. The resolution, initiated by The Gold Foundation, was sponsored U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) to raise awareness of the importance of compassionate relationships between healthcare professionals and their patients as a means of improving healthcare outcomes. The day is an opportunity for all healthcare professionals and patients to draw attention to the importance of attitudes that are sensitive to the values, autonomy, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of patients and their families. See press release. More about Solidarity Day here.
Picker Institute Executive Director Honored for Extraordinary Achievements in Patient-Centered Care
Picker Institute sponsors education and research in the field of patient-centered care in cooperation with educational institutions and other interested entities and individuals. The purpose of the Picker Institute/Gold Foundation Challenge Grant Program is to support the research and development of successful patient-centered care initiatives and best practices in the education of our country’s future practicing physicians. The Gold Foundation partners with the Picker Institute to sponsor Graduate Medical Education Challenge Grant Projects. We congratulate Lucile O. Hanscom, Picker's Executive Director, as the recpient of Planetree’s 2012 Patient-Centered Care Visionary Leadership Award. Read article.
Marshall University Medical School Becomes Home to 101st Chapter of GHHS
"This is really just about humanism and patient care, and being recognized for that is just very important and it's an honor," he said. "It's still that basic thing that brought me to medical school in the first place, which is just this inherent desire to help others." said 4th year medical student, Blake Epling. See press release.
NJ's Summit Medical Group Celebrates Their Gold DOCs
Summit Medical Group is the largest physican-owned medical specialty group in New Jersey. Recently three of their doctors were recognized by grateful patients as being Gold DOCs for their respectful, compassionate relationships with their patients, including their sensitivity to others' values, autonomy, cultural background, and ethnic background. See who patients recognized with Gold DOC status. Recognize your Gold DOC.
Institute for Research on Humanism in Medicine Created by Gold Foundation
As ACA moves forward, importance of research about patient-centered care increases
In anticipation of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, The Arnold P. Gold Foundation, dedicated to enhancing the doctor-patient relationship announces the creation of a unique research and resource institute focused on professionalism and compassion in healthcare. Read press release.
Gold DOC recognized on Martha's Vineyard
Grateful patients are recognizing Gold DOCs everywhere. Sometimes they are your regular physician, sometimes you find them in an emergency. Read this story.
10 Institutions in the U.S. Chosen by Gold Humanism Honor Society to Host Chapter for Medical Residents, Fellows: University of Buffalo Medical School One of First
The University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is one of just ten institutions nationwide chosen by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation to create a pilot chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society for medical residents and fellows.
Supreme Court Decision on ACA: Our Thoughts
The Supreme Court has upheld the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The ACA repeatedly refers to patient-centeredness, patient satisfaction, and shared decision making. As millions more Americans enter the healthcare pool, respectful and compassionate care must remain central to the transition. Upholding the value of humanism in medicine, as demonstrated by healthcare professionals who act with compassion, altruism, respect, empathy and service, is an integral part of patient experience and satisfaction. Research shows that trusting relationships between patients and physicians and patient-centered care improves healthcare outcomes and reduces healthcare costs. A win-win situation!
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University of Arizona Forms Human Chain to Celebrate Solidarity Day
For the second year in a row, students and staff at University of Arizona College of Medicine met in the plaza to form a human chain.
Sandra & Arnold Gold Featured as Leaders in Patient Experience
The Association for Patient Experience looks at the life and work of Arnold and Sandra and their continued commitment to improving the patient experience.
Article by Barbara Sadick©
Magazine Features Gold DOCs & Their Patients
Meet several Gold DOCs and the patients who nominated them in the current issue of (201) Health Magazine.
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United Health Foundation grant boosts Gold Foundation Efforts
The Arnold P. Gold Foundation announced that United Health Foundation has made a three-year, $225,000 grant to support expansion of the Gold Foundation’s Student Clinician’s Ceremony (SCC) and Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Awards (HETA). Click here to read the full press release.
Dr. Arnold Gold's Picker Award win featured in The Record.
Dr. Arnold Gold Wins National Award
The Picker Institute awarded its prize for lifetime achievement in the advancement of patient-centered care to our founder. Also receiving Picker Awards were Drs. Atul Gawande and Paul Cleary. Click here for details and photos.
Hackensack University Medical Center Hosts "Crucial Conversations"
The Gold Foundation, with support from the Russell Berrie Foundation, brought professionals from four area hospitals together to participate in 'Crucial Conversations' training.
Gold Foundation and Nisi Estiatorio's Community Give-back Program
The Englewood restaurant donated 10% of proceeds from Wednesdays in July to the foundation.
"Doctor and Patient"
Pauline Chen on "The Human Side of Doctor-Patient Relations" in the New York Times
"The Power of Compassion"
Katherine Rosman highlights the critical need for our work in the Wall Street Journal
Patient Care in the News
"Not on the Doctor's Checklist, but Touch Matters"
Dr. Danielle Ofri's article in the New York Times
"Doctor's notes: You can read them, but should you?"
By Shari Roan, Los Angeles Times: article