Planetree is all about people caring for people. At Fauquier Hospital in Warrenton, Virginia, we are all about providing friendly, nurturing, compassionate and personalized care. We look at every hospital experience from the perspective of the patient so that we can provide the best holistic care possible. We have also created a culture that is supportive and nurturing for the staff. We want our employees to care for and support each other because increased staff satisfaction means less employee turnover, which is good for the patients.
The physical environment is vital to the healing process. The Planetree philosophy emphasizes warm, home-like, non-institutional designs and efficient layouts that promote patient privacy and control. At Fauquier Hospital, our new patient rooms were designed with pleasing colors and styles that will help our patients relax and feel at home. We’ve also added comfortable overnight sleeping accommodations for family members and family lounges equipped with refrigerators and microwaves.
Planetree recognizes nutrition as an integral part of health and healing. Good food is essential not only for good health, but as a source of pleasure, comfort and familiarity. We have introduced an innovative new room service program that offers patients a variety of food choices, meal time flexibility and friendly service. Patients choose anything they want (within their diet limitations) from an extensive international menu and they can choose the time they want their meals to arrive. Fauquier Hospital offers the room service program to family and visitors. We also offer the Bistro on the Hill, a food-court style restaurant, featuring a salad bar, grille, home-style pizza and deli sections, as well as freshly baked desserts.
Fauquier Hospital strongly encourages patient involvement in health care decisions. We provide customized information packets to patients and their families and have educational materials available for patients, their families and the community through a variety of lectures and classes sponsored by the hospital. Fauquier Hospital also provides consumers with the resources for making quality comparisons. Web sites such as Hospital Compare (or www.medicare.gov ) and the Joint Commission provide valuable comparison data for conditions such as heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical site infections.
Social support is vital to good health. Planetree supports and encourages the involvement of family and significant others whenever possible. At Fauquier Hospital, we provide education and training for family members so they can help their loved one while the patient is in the hospital and after the patient goes home. We also encourage family members to become involved in patient care by offering unrestricted visiting hours.
The Importance of Inner Resources Planetree recognizes the vital role of spirituality in healing the whole person. Fauquier Hospital offers a volunteer staff of chaplains who are seen as vital members of the healthcare team. We also offer a 12-seat chapel to provide opportunities for reflection and prayer.
Planetree recognizes that touch is an essential way of communicating caring. Fauquier Hospital offers therapeutic full-body and chair massage for patients, their families, staff and the community.
Nutrition for the Soul Music creates an atmosphere of serenity and art adds to the ambiance. Fauquier Hospital features a variety of local musicians who play our baby grand piano. We also feature local school choirs, bands and orchestras and display the work of local artists on our art gallery wall.
The use of complementary and alternative medical (CAM) therapy has increased substantially in the last decade. A growing number of patients desire treatment options that are more natural and less invasive. To better complement conventional medical approaches, Fauquier Hospital offers therapeutic full body massage, pet therapy, meditation and yoga.
Planetree recognizes the benefits of expanding the boundaries of health care. Fauquier Hospital works with a variety of local schools, senior centers, churches and other community partners to promote wellness in the entire community.