Pledge your support for patient-centered care
The AAOS is asking members to show their support for the patient-centered care (PCC) initiative by signing an affirmation statement and displaying a pledge certificate in their practice reception room, office or exam rooms.
If you, as an AAOS member, sign this PCC affirmation statement, you will receive a table-top or wall-size certificate (or both), each suitable for framing, that can be displayed in your office, exam rooms or reception room. Here’s how you can sign the affirmation statement and obtain your certificate(s).
At the AAOS 2006 Annual Meeting
You can access the PCC affirmation statement by logging onto the AAOS Web site at www.aaos.org/ signpcc from the computers in the Internet/Patient Education Booth in Hall B across from the Resource Center Bookstore. After agreeing to the PCC tenets, you will be asked whether you want the small certificate (8" x 11"), the large one (14" x 17") or both. They will be mailed to you soon after the Annual Meeting ends. When your certificate(s) arrive, sign them and proudly display them in your reception room, exam rooms or personal office.
Or visit the Public Education & Media Relations kiosk in the AAOS Resource Center in Hall B or the Press Room at McCormick Place (Room N136) and pick up a Patient-Centered Care kit. The kit will include a sample of the affirmation statement as well as materials to help you with patient-centered care in your office.
After the AAOS 2006 Annual Meeting
You can access the affirmation statement by logging onto the AAOS Web site at www.aaos.org/ signpcc from your home or office computer. After agreeing to the PCC tenets, you will be asked whether you want the small certificate, the large one, or both. Make your selection and it will be mailed to you.
Or you can call Sylvia Delk in the AAOS medical affairs department at (847) 384-4043 and request that a certificate be mailed to you. You should then sign it and display it in your office, reception room or exam room.