What are Patient Family Advisors?

 Patient Family Advisors:
  • Tell their story: They share their healthcare experiences– positive and negative – with staff and other patientsI care we care
  • Participate in committee work: They bring an invaluable perspective to the planning and decision making table
  • Review and help create education or information materials: They help review or create materials such as forms, health information handouts and discharge instructions, ensuring materials are meaningful, and easy-to-understand.
  • Work on short-term projects: They may partner with us on special projects, such as helping to launch a new initiative or plan a patient service or space.
Should I become a Patient and Family Advisor?

Do you think there are things that could be done better at Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth Hitchcock Keene? Do you have ideas about how we can improve the patient experience? The Patient and Family Advisory Council provides invaluable information and perspectives that help us improve the quality and safety of care.

What qualifications are required?

There are no special qualifications. If you or a family member have received care at Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth Hitchcock Keene in the past two years, you are eligible to be a Patient and Family Advisor, if you are 18 or over.

What’s most important is your experience as a patient or family member and your willingness to share your story and ideas in a constructive way.

Interested? Contact Us to learn more!