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Research shows that compassion is great medicine, enabling patients to thrive, caregivers to rediscover their passion for healing, and health systems to prosper. Our 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 hundreds of healthcare organizations throughout the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand and 190 sites throughout the U.K. and Ireland that 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 membership inquiry form and a Schwartz Center staff member will reply.

Healthcare Member Benefits

Programs and Support

Stress First Aid (SFA) ProgramProvides a framework to identify and mitigate the negative impacts of stress before they impair staff health and well-being

Stress First Aid Basics Training Program – A 60-minute web-based training that introduces the core concepts of SFA for healthcare workers

Stress First Aid Train the Trainer Program – An eight-hour cohort training program that provides organizational teams with the knowledge, skills and resources needed to implement and promote SFA across an organization

Schwartz Rounds® A unique and important contribution to the culture within healthcare organizations, the Schwartz Rounds allow for interdisciplinary conversation about some of the most complex and compelling dilemmas that health professionals face as they balance compassionate care with the strenuous demands of their daily work. Additional fee associated with training. 

Individualized Program Support – Ongoing, as-needed support for Schwartz Center programs from a designated Schwartz Center Member Experience Advisor


Schwartz Center Member Learning Center – Self-service access to online training via the Schwartz Center’s learning management system, supported by Schwartz Center staff.

Compassion in Action Webinar Series – Opportunities to learn about topics related to compassionate, collaborative care from leading practitioners and researchers in the field, hosted by Schwartz Center Chief Medical Officer Beth Lown, MD

Thought Leadership Conversations – Special pricing for events on issues related to compassionate care, such as: “What Has the Pandemic Revealed About Health Equity and Where Do We Go from Here?”

Issue Briefs and Research – Priority access to research on topics such as the impact of compassion on health outcomes, best practices, and recommendations for creating a compassionate healthcare environment

Research Toolkit – Access to the Schwartz Center Compassionate Care Scale®, the Schwartz Center Compassion Scale and the Schwartz Center Compassion Index to assist with research at your organization

Expert Trainings – Special pricing for tailored on-site or virtual talks and trainings on topics such as burnout, compassionate communication, hiring for compassion and more


Community Connections – Ongoing virtual opportunities for members around the world to connect, collaborate, and learn from each other and Schwartz Center staff about Schwartz Center program implementation and other efforts to advance compassion

Member Community Website – Exclusive access to membership-specific content and resources

Member Community Newsletter – Monthly newsletter highlighting Schwartz Center updates and member-specific content and events

Annual Compassion in Action Healthcare Conference – Significantly discounted registration and access to member-exclusive content at our international action-oriented convening of healthcare workers and leaders designed to provide tools to create and sustain a culture of compassion at your organization

Schwartz Center Member Day – A day of education, community-building, connection and recognition programming tailored for members at the Annual Compassion in Action Healthcare Conference

Schwartz Center Member Marketing Materials – Member badge and logo to show that your organization is committed to compassionate, collaborative care


Corman IMPACT Honors – Invitation to be considered for our member recognition program that celebrates innovative member programs that advance compassion and teamwork

Annual Kenneth B. Schwartz Compassionate Healthcare Dinner – Special pricing for our gala dinner, featuring keynote speakers and the celebration of the National Compassionate Caregivers of the Year® Award

Coming soon: National Compassionate Caregivers of the Year (NCCY) Toolkit – Access to materials and resources to help you recognize compassionate caregivers within your organization and streamline your nominations for national NCCY recognition

Schwartz Rounds

Schwartz Rounds – Training and orientation, ongoing support, materials and resources to implement the Schwartz Rounds program across your healthcare organization

Virtual Schwartz Rounds – Training, support and resources to convene Schwartz Rounds online

Unit-Based Schwartz Rounds – Training, support and resources to convene Schwartz Rounds for distinct healthcare teams or units

Trauma-Informed Facilitation Skills – Training based on the core actions of Stress First Aid, developed to guide Schwartz Rounds leaders as they plan and facilitate difficult conversations in difficult times

Schwartz Rounds Consultation – Virtual Schwartz Rounds observation by a designated Member Experience Advisor of a Schwartz Rounds session with follow-up feedback and guidance as requested

Facilitation Workshops – Workshops designed and led by Schwartz Center staff to help Schwartz Rounds program leaders refine key facilitation skills through observation and participation

National Schwartz Rounds – Invitation to participate in an international, single-topic Schwartz Rounds conducted across the Schwartz Center member community. Past topics have included the impact of the opioid epidemic and adverse events. Access will include topical facilitation guides, case studies and other resources

Coming soon: Schwartz Rounds Marketing Toolkit – Templates, images and content to assist with promoting Schwartz Rounds across your organization

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