St. Joseph Regional Medical Center partners with community members to improve patient-centered, focused care.

St. Joseph Regional Medical Center partners with community members to improve patient-centered, focused care.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
11/2/2015 12:00:00 AM PACIFIC
Updated: 11/2/2015 2:58:06 PM PACIFIC
For more information, contact Christina Metcalf.


St. Joseph Regional Medical Center partners with community members to improve patient-centered, focused care.

In an effort to focus on continuing needs of patients and their families, St. Joseph Regional Medical Center has formed a Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC), comprised of community members, former and current patients and their family members, to give input on improvement projects and policies as they affect patient satisfaction, comfort, scheduling, convenience, and other factors. The council’s first meeting was held on September 17, 2015.

 

PFAC members (Left-Right)
Michelle Garrison, Jerry Myers, Brad Cannon, Jim Minnette,
Chivonne Mraz, Matt Weibler, Clay Robinson, Lisa Marsh.
Not pictured: Cindy Kerr, Diane Kovach, Paul Riehl, Dave Weisel

 

The PFAC serves as an advisory resource to hospital administration and staff on specific programs, promotes improved relationships, and acts as a communication bridge between patients, families, and hospital staff. The council provides a venue to ensure that the patient and family’s point of view, perspective and experience are not only heard, but also integrated into patient care and quality improvements initiatives.

The Council’s input results in more efficient planning to ensure that hospital services really meet consumer needs and priorities, which can lead to increased understanding and cooperation. This collaboration promotes respectful, effective partnerships between patients and families and professionals.

For more information about the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center Patient and Family Advisory Council, please contact Christina Metcalf, Director of Marketing, Community & Volunteer Services.