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Join the Schwartz Center Healthcare Member Community!

Research shows that compassion is great medicine, enabling patients to thrive, caregivers to rediscover their passion for healing and health systems to prosper. Schwartz Center programs build engaged and resilient healthcare staff who are prepared to provide the most compassionate, patient-centered care possible.

By joining the Schwartz Center healthcare member community, your organization signifies its commitment to compassionate care and joins more than 425 healthcare organizations across the U.S. and Canada who recognize the critical role of compassion in improving quality, reducing costs and improving patient satisfaction.

If your organization is interested in joining our healthcare member community, please complete the brief online membership inquiry form and a Schwartz Center staff member will reply.

Healthcare Membership Benefits

As a healthcare member, your organization will have access to the following benefits:

Training and Support

  • Schwartz Rounds™ program – offers health care providers a regularly scheduled time during their fast-paced work lives to openly discuss the social and emotional issues they face in caring for patients and families.
  • Orientation, training and ongoing support to successfully launch and conduct Schwartz Rounds.
  • Facilitation Workshops for Schwartz Rounds leaders to help refine key facilitation skills through observation and participation.
  • Regular consultation visits and guidance from your personal Member Experience Advisor.
  • Office Hours webinars, where Schwartz Center experts and invited guests share their experience, answer questions, and offer insights and recommendations.
  • Courses and programs that provide Continuing Medical Education and Continuing Education Unit (CME & CEU) credits.

Education

  • Access to  the Compassion in Action webinar series, a unique opportunity to learn about topics related to compassionate care from leading practitioners and researchers in the field.
  • Discounts to Schwartz Center thought leadership events on topical issues related to compassionate care.
  • Access to Schwartz Center white papers that highlight the importance of compassionate healthcare, the impact of compassion on health outcomes, best practices and recommendations for creating a compassionate healthcare environment.
  • Regular updates on advances and best practices in the delivery of compassionate, collaborative care via Member Community website and newsletter.
  • Member discounts to Modern Healthcare conferences and forums, and discounted subscription to Modern Healthcare magazine.

Community

  • Discounts to the national Compassion in Action Conference with access to member-only sessions and recognition dinner
  • Discounts to the National Compassionate Caregiver of the Year Award celebration.
  • Exclusive access to the Schwartz Center Member Community website and resources.
  • Healthcare Member Community Newsletter full of updates and tips for the member community. Coming soon!

Recognition

  • Use of the Schwartz Center distinctive healthcare member badge and logo.
  • Public recognition as a healthcare member committed to compassionate, collaborative care on our website and in our print materials.

Download our healthcare membership brochure.

Healthcare Membership Fees:

Initiation

Price

Initiation fee (includes first year membership per site) $7,500
Travel time, consulting and expenses for Schwartz Center staff to make one trip to site for training, onboarding and consulting support. included

Annual Healthcare Membership

Healthcare membership fee per site – starting year 2 $2,700

Consultation Visit

Travel time, consulting and expenses for Schwartz Center staff to make one trip to site for quality assurance during years 2-4. included

Additional Resources Included

Schwartz Rounds™ Facilitation Workshops Attendance for two (2) individuals included. ($295 per additional person).

 

For funding ideas to support your Schwartz Center healthcare membership, please see our Funding Your Membership page.

Frequently Asked Questions

For frequently asked questions about Schwartz Center healthcare membership, please view our FAQs page.