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Bethany Village Achieves Planetree Gold

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Community Receives Award During Planetree International Annual Conference

Bethany Village picked up its prestigious Gold Level award during Planetree's annual conference in October 2018. Pictured from left, Justin Margut, Wellness Director and Planetree Coordinator, Jenn Caldwell.

Planetree International has awarded Bethany Village, an Asbury community in Mechanicsburg, Pa., for Gold Level Excellence in Person-Centered Care. The award was officially presented to the community during Planetree’s annual conference and recognizes Bethany Village’s achievement and innovation in the delivery of person-centered care.

This is prestigious and rare territory. There are just 144 Planetree-certified sites worldwide, and Bethany Village is one of only 85 healthcare organizations to receive this level of certification since the program’s launch in 2007. Of that total, just 26 are from the United States. Think that’s good? Then check this out: Bethany Village is the first continuing care retirement community in the United States to receive Gold Level certification from Planetree.

When the Planetree certification committee considered Bethany Village’s application, the community learned it didn’t just skim by to get approval – the Planetree committee was unanimous in its assessment that the community is meeting the spirit and intent of the certification criteria, and agreed that this designation is well-deserved.

Planetree president Susan Frampton says this about the recognition: “This Gold Certification signals to its residents, and community that Bethany Village is an organization where staff partner with residents and families, and where patient and family comfort, dignity, empowerment and well-being are prioritized as key elements of providing top-quality clinical care.”

Congratulations to Bethany Village and all those involved in this significant recognition.

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