Tell Me More®

One of our most exciting and useful programs, Tell Me More® is a quick connection tool that invites patients, and their families, to help their healthcare team get to know them better, and interprofessionally to help teams get to know one another better. Tell Me More® is available for any care setting, including hospitals and clinics, through a Gold Foundation license. Tell Me More® can also be adapted for healthcare corporations to support their employees in creating strong and meaningful connections with patients or customers, as well as their own colleagues, to see the human being that is in front of them.

Hippocrates level members of the Gold Partners Council have access to the Tell Me More® license* as a full member benefit, and other tiers have access at a discounted rate, depending on their level of membership. With a license comes helpful best practice resources to implement the program including a Training Video and guide. Please reach out to Pia Pyne Miller, Major Gifts and Planned Giving Officer, to learn more about acquiring a license, or fully utilizing Tell Me More® or your other membership benefits.

*A portion of the licensing and other fees associated with this program help to support the ongoing programmatic work of the Gold Foundation.

Compassion is good medicine

First implemented in 2014, the goal of Tell Me More® (TMM) is simple: to allow patients, caregivers, and hospital staff to connect with each other on a more human level. It was originally designed by medical students to strengthen the critical bond that exists between people who are patients and the individuals who care for them. Tell Me More® allows patients and caregivers to get to know each other beyond their diagnoses and job descriptions.

Tell Me More® expressions are hung bedside in patients’ rooms, and now can be worn on caregiver and staff badges, and displayed in public areas. They serve as easy conversation-starters, promoting a culture of compassion and humanity throughout the hospital.

“…This project is the best one ever…It tells you something you don’t [normally go in and] ask the patient…so I can easily go in there and have a conversation and we just immediately connect.”

What others are saying…

“When I took a few extra minutes to learn about the patient’s story, it helped me focus on what I love about my job instead of all the paperwork and scheduling and the things that make it feel like work. The patients aren’t work, they are my inspiration every day.” – A radiation therapist who participated in Tell Me More® with patients

“Even if just for one second, it encourages everyone to see a patient as an individual and not just a condition that we want to treat and discharge home.”

“The program is unique in that it encourages the opportunity to visit with patients, just to talk and hold their hands and share stories, and not have to examine them or do procedures on them.”


Learn more about the origin of this wonderful program.

Bring Tell Me More® to your institution

Please contact Pia Miller, Major Gifts and Planned Giving Officer, at to arrange a Tell Me More® license for your institution.

A portion of the licensing or other fees associated with this program supports the continued work of the Gold Foundation.