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KCHS Seeking Patient And Family Advisors PDF Print E-mail
Written by themindencourier   
Tuesday, 08 January 2019 14:50

Kearney County Health Services is looking toward the future and they want input from the community. Volunteers who join the Patient and Family Engagement Committee will have the chance to make an impact on the facility and services at KCHS.
“It’s a new thing for our facility, but not a new thing for hospitals. Bigger hospitals have had these Patient and Family Engagement Committees for a long time. Now quality departments in Critical Access Hospitals need to be seeking community input on the facility,” Director of Nursing, Acute Care Kendra Brown said. “We would really like some people who are interested in giving input to be on a committee for us.”
Patient and Family Engagement Committees have been recommended to hospitals as a way to prevent errors in health care that resulted from patients feeling they didn’t have a voice. Patients and their family often see problems when they go in for care whether it is inconvenient parking, inefficient special needs services, or a poor waiting room layout. These committees give them an opportunity to provide feedback, ideas, and suggestions that could ultimately improve the quality and safety of the care provided in the facility.

see January 9 Courier for full story

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 January 2019 14:09