U-M Geriatrics Center faculty member, Marcos Montagnini, M.D.,
associate professor of Internal Medicine has been selected to receive the
Spirit of Planetree Physician Champion Award for 2012 for the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System. The Spirit of Planetree Awards were created by the Planetree organization to promote patient- and resident-centered care by publicly recognizing individuals who personalize and demystify the health care experience for others, as well as programs and services that support extraordinary achievement in patient centered care.
Planetree is a nonprofit organization of hospitals and other health care organizations founded in 1978 and headquartered in Derby, Connecticut. It aims to provide more personal and human care in hospitals. Planetree provides education and information in a collaborative community of healthcare organizations, facilitating efforts to create patient-centered care.