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Patient and Family-Centered Care Philosophy

At Goryeb Children’s Hospital, we are dedicated to provide exceptional patient- and family-centered care; we rely on these guiding principles to shape our approach for your child’s diagnosis and treatment:

Choice

We provide the information families need to make educated choices about treatment, and support the choices you make. When you fully understand your options, you’ll feel more hopeful and confident about your child’s treatment.

Collaboration

We collaborate with family members as partners, working together for the best interests of your child.

Empowerment

Our staff acknowledges that you have the right to make decisions for your child’s care, and we give you the knowledge and authority to do so.

Family Strength

The family is the foundation of a child's life. We support and empower family members to be partners with our medical staff and make informed decisions about your child's care. We provide support to family members to help them cope more confidently with your child's illness.

Flexibility

Every family has its own unique set of personalities, life experiences, values, beliefs, education, and religious and cultural backgrounds. We train our staff to have the flexibility to address the needs and preferences of every family.

Information Sharing

The exchange of medical information and personal information between medical staff and family members builds trust and forges partnerships.

Respect

Respect for each family's values, beliefs, and religious and cultural background is key to patient- and family-centered care. We value your knowledge about your child’s needs, we acknowledge your authority as decision-makers, and we always respect your choices.

Support

We support families by respecting your choices and offering comfort as you cope with your child's illness. By meeting the social, developmental and emotional needs of your child, we support his or her recovery. We work to build your confidence in our ability to care for your child.