The Patient and Family Advisory Council at the Massachusetts General Hospital Corrigan Minehan Heart Center enhances the patient care experience by ensuring that the voices of patients and families are represented.
This unique group is made up of patients who have been treated at the Massachusetts General Hospital Corrigan Minehan Heart Center for a broad range of cardiovascular conditions and their family members. During their monthly meetings, members of the Corrigan Minehan Heart Center Patient and Family Advisory Council hold stimulating discussions with the following goals in mind:
- To represent patient and family perspectives about the overall patient care experience
- To demonstrate the Corrigan Minehan Heart Center’s commitment to hearing the voices of patients and families
- To work in an advisory role to enhance cardiovascular care at the Corrigan Minehan Heart Center, including identifying patient and family-centered care strategies, reviewing and revising patient education materials, influencing and participating in the education of staff, including RNs, NPs, MDs and support staff, acting as a sounding board for the implementation of new Corrigan Minehan Heart Center programs, and improvement of existing programs, and providing input regarding facility design
The input of the Patient and Family Advisory Council makes an important contribution to the ongoing efforts within the Corrigan Minehan Heart Center and helps to continually improve patient care.
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