The Arnold P. Gold Foundation is dedicated
to Keeping Healthcare Human
Healthcare will be dramatically improved by placing the interests, values and dignity of all people at the core of teaching and practice.
The Gold Foundation champions humanism in healthcare, which we define as compassionate, collaborative, and scientifically excellent care. This Gold standard of care embraces all and targets barriers to such care. We empower experts, learners, and leaders to together create systems and cultures that support humanistic care for all.
The Gold Foundation logo — featuring a golden Mobius loop — symbolizes the continuous bond of trust, respect and communication that connects healthcare professionals with their patients when humanism is at the core of healthcare.
Keeping Healthcare Human requires persistent and determined efforts dedicated to maintaining the human connection in modern healthcare.
Our Gold community is made up of doctors, nurses, students, healthcare team member, corporate healthcare leaders, patients, and their families who all support humanism in healthcare and who want a place to connect, share, and advocate for our shared mission.
Humanistic care is not simply kindness. We define humanism in healthcare through 3 elements: compassion, collaboration, and scientific excellence.
When skilled clinicians build caring, trusting and collaborative relationships with patients, studies reveal more appropriate medical decisions, better patient adherence with treatment plans, and less costly healthcare outcomes.