Dr. Susan Frampton

Dr. Susan Frampton

Dr. Susan Frampton

Planetree President |

Susan Frampton is the President of Planetree International, a non-profit advocacy and membership organization that works with a growing network of healthcare provider organizations across the continuum to implement comprehensive person-centered models of care.

Dr. Frampton, a medical anthropologist, has authored numerous publications, including the three editions of Putting Patients First (Jossey-Bass 2004, 2008, 2013), and served as lead author on the National Academy of Medicine’s Harnessing Evidence and Experience to Change Culture, released in early 2017.

Dr. Frampton chaired the National Academy of Medicine’s Scientific Advisory Panel on the Evidence Base for PatientCentered Care, which led to this ground-breaking publication. The resulting guiding framework for patient and family engaged care definitively answers the often posed question of whether resource investment in this area leads to better health outcomes. The quadruple aim of better culture, better care, better health and lower costs is clearly tied to a compelling collection of qualitative and quantitative evidence.

Dr. Frampton leads Planetree’s advocacy efforts, currently chairs the National Quality Forum’s National Quality Partners Leadership Consortium, and has co-chaired NQF Action Teams on Advanced Illness Care, Patient-Family Engagement, and Decreasing Hospital (Re)Admissions. She serves on the Governing Board for the WHO-CC International Network of Health Promoting Hospitals, and the editorial board for the Journal of Compassionate Healthcare.

In addition to speaking internationally on culture change, quality, safety, and the patient experience, she was honored in 2009, when she was named one of “20 People who Make Healthcare Better” by Health Leaders Magazine.

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