SAH Seeks Patient and Family Advisors

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Sault Ste. Marie – Sault Area Hospital (SAH) is seeking Patient and Family Advisors to join our Patient and Family Advisory Council(s).

Councils contribute to the hospital’s ability to achieve the highest quality patient outcomes by listening to the voice of the patient, addressing the patient experience and implementing positive changes and process improvements throughout hospital services.

By working together, better health care outcomes, wiser allocations of resources and greater patient satisfaction will be achieved. At the heart is the belief that health care staff and the patient are working as partners in care.

Over the past five years, the hospital has grown the advisory program and now has upwards of 60 patient and family advisors working in a variety of capacities across the organization.

SAH is seeking applications from individuals who have recent experiences obtaining care from the following areas and are interested in serving on the following Patient and Family Advisory Councils:  Algoma Regional Renal Program (seeking up to 4 new advisors)  Algoma District Cancer Program (seeking up to 4 new advisors)  Mental Health and Addictions Program (seeking up to 3 new advisors)  Hospital Wide (seeking up to 2 new advisors)  Resource Pool (seeking up to 10 new advisors)

Candidates should have had recent interaction with hospital services (ideally within the past year) as either an inpatient, outpatient or as a family member or loved one of a patient. We are looking for people who are willing to be open, honest and committed to providing meaningful and thoughtful input to improving the patient experience at Sault Area Hospital.

An effective patient and family advisory council reflects the diversity of the people served by Sault Area Hospital and the broader community we share. A diverse council ensures that the decisions being made reflect, and respond to, a broad range of lived experiences across various social and cultural backgrounds. Therefore, we welcome and encourage all applicants from a variety of backgrounds and perspectives.

The online application form can be found at here.

To find out more about the Patient and Family Advisory Council, and/or to apply, please visit here, or contact Laura Tenhagen at 705-759-3434, ext. 6908 or via email at [email protected]

Applications will be accepted until 4 pm on Friday, May 25.