Partnering With Patients

Celeste Castillo-Lee transforming patient and family-centered care

There could be no one better than Celeste Castillo-Lee, pictured above, to champion U-M’s systemwide transformation to patient- and family-centered care. Her personal experience with a kidney transplant and decades of renal dialysis has driven her to change the system, helping health care providers understand the power of partnering fully with patients. A revolutionary approach, patient- and family-centered care is designed to include patients and families as partners and shared decision-makers in their own health care. It’s part of our concentrated effort to create the ideal patient experience and will lead to better decisions, increased value and improved care.