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About The Schwartz Center
The Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare is the only national nonprofit dedicated to nurturing patient-caregiver relationships to strengthen the human connection at the heart of healthcare. Research shows that when caregivers are more compassionate, patients do better and are more satisfied. Caregivers find greater meaning in their work, experiencing less stress and burnout. Together, we’re fighting for compassion’s rightful place in our healthcare system. The Center’s signature program is Schwartz Rounds®, which has been adopted by more than 440 hospitals and other healthcare institutions in the U.S., Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, and the U.K. The program brings together caregivers from multiple disciplines to discuss the challenging emotional and social issues they face in caring for patients and families. The Schwartz Center also develops and funds other innovative programs, recognizes and honors outstanding caregivers, and works to make compassionate care a national healthcare priority.
We have an inventory of patient and caregiver stories that demonstrate the emotional and rational benefits of compassionate care. We can also introduce you to our programs, which have been demonstrated to enhance compassionate care, improve teamwork, and reduce caregiver stress and isolation. Finally, we can talk about the guiding commitments necessary to make our healthcare system a more compassionate one.