Danbury Hospital
Empowering Patients

Engaging and Empowering Patients and Families

Both Danbury and New Milford hospitals have adopted the Planetree model of patient-centered care, which emphasizes ways to personalize care and recognizes the fundamental privilege of caring for other human beings. Our teams also strive to demystify care with education that helps patients understand their conditions and medications in ways that promote prevention and health maintenance. Some of the other ways that Western Connecticut Health Network engages and empowers patients and families include the Spirit of Women initiative, quality and service improvements in nutrition services, and the rollout of “medical homes,” a newer concept in medicine that focuses on prevention and wellness.