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    Center for Patient and Community Education

    The Center for Patient and Community Education collaborates with California Pacific physicians, nurses, and staff to create a wealth of learning resources to educate patients, their families, and our community. Research has shown that patients and families who participate in successful patient education programs have (1) improved clinical outcomes; (2) are more compliant with their treatment plan; and (3) have less anxiety and are more satisfied with their care. Effective patient education results in lower hospital readmission rates, and ultimately reduced costs to health care organizations.

    The Center for Patient and Community Education continues the work developed in 2000 by the California Pacific Health Education Initiative.

    • To live our belief that an informed patient is an essential component in high-quality health care.

    • To respond to our patients' requests to learn about their care and what to expect at California Pacific Medical Center.

    Our goal in meeting the needs of our patients is to provide accurate medical information through Learning About Your Health on the web. Patients can easily access a wide variety of health topics at any time, anywhere, and in several languages (Chinese, Spanish, and Russian). We also provide medical information through handouts distributed in physician offices and throughout the hospital.

    We gratefully acknowlede the generously funding provided by the Mr. and Mrs. Arthur A. Ciocca Foundation for California Pacific Health Education Initiative.