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Volunteer Opportunity: Patient & Family Advisory Council

Boulder Medical Center
Patient & Family Advisory Council
is seeking volunteers

Open to current and former BMC patients, their family members and caretakers

Council makes a difference in patients’ lives

Chuck and I have served on the Patient & Family Advisory Council for at least three years. We feel that being proactive in our health care is important and it really fit for us to contribute feedback regarding the delivery of patient care services at Boulder Medical Center. We enjoy working with the Council because it helps us see and appreciate the challenges facing healthcare providers and we enjoy knowing that our support may help make their jobs easier. We also hope our input helps make the patients more comfortable. –Cammie and Chuck

Have you wanted to influence the development of medical services and programs in your community? Are you interested in learning more about the world of healthcare and your local medical center? If so, Boulder Medical Center (BMC) has a unique volunteer opportunity for you!

We are accepting applications for our Patient and Family Advisory Council. The Council is a friendly forum for sharing member/patient feedback on a wide range of topics that affect Boulder Medical Center and our patients. In addition to providing essential feedback on patient engagement programs such as surveys and focus groups, Advisory Council members have been instrumental in addressing BMC policies and procedures and assisting with patient education tools. Some examples of past topics and projects include: how to improve specific patient services, how to publicize health and wellness information, the patient clinic experience, guidelines around after-hours care, and more. We also often ask the Advisory Council to comment on new ideas that might be floating around the Medical Center.

Patients of all ages and walks of life are encouraged to apply

Current and former patients and their family members, primary caretakers of BMC patients, and our staff are eligible for the Council. Applicants do not need to have any specific background and no healthcare experience is necessary. We encourage and invite patients of all ages and from all walks of life to apply, as we want the Council to represent our diverse patient community.

Council members follow these guidelines:

  • Ability to meet four times each year at Boulder Medical Center on Broadway. Meetings are held during lunch, which we provide, and early evenings. Meetings typically last one hour.
  • A positive approach and ability to share and see many different points of view.
  • Good listening skills.
  • Ability to share both positive and negative experiences in a constructive way.
  • Ability to communicate and work with families and staff whose backgrounds, experiences and styles may be very different from your own.

For information, please click here to contact Melissa Johnson, RN, BSN

 

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