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National Survey Seeks Hospital Input on Patient and Family Engagement Strategies

The American Hospital Association’s Health Research and Education Trust (HRET) is currently studying patient and family engagement approaches in hospitals nationwide. To gather information about individual hospital practices, HRET has distributed a survey to hospital leaders asking about their specific patient and family engagement strategies. HRET plans to publicize its findings next year, and survey respondents will receive a customized report that compares their strategies with those of similar hospitals and with all participating hospitals. Hospitals interested in participating should contact HRET’s Becca Chimis at (312) 422-2659 or To access the survey, visit