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Moving Forward With Stroke - Goderich
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm / Goderich: Harbor Hills Retirement Community / A drop-in support group for adult stroke survivors and caregivers!
Blood Donor Clinic - Stratford
1:00 pm to 7:30 pm / Christian Reformed Church
Your thumb is the same length as your nose.
Around The Alliance!
New Partnership With The Change Foundation Announced!
Volunteer Spotlight: Bernice
West Building Entrance Opens at Stratford General Hospital on March 27
New Dedicated Space at HPHA Solidifies Commitment to Teaching and Mentorship
HPHA & AMGH Adding PatientKeeper CPOE & Medication Reconciliation to Clinical Automation System
From Patient to Volunteer: Brent's Story
HPHA Celebrates Successful 2016/17 Year
HPHA Receives Health Infrastructure Renewal Funding
Moving Forward With Stroke
Board of Directors Meeting Highlights!
Happy MDRD Week!
26th Annual Paediatric Day Conference Speaker Presentations
October is Occupational Therapy Month!
The BAC: Early Detection & Accurate Diagnosis
Diabetes Support Group!
R.E.A.L Life Perspectives: Emergency Medicine
It's Medical Radiation Technologists Week!
Donate Blood This Holiday Season!
Holiday Healthcare Options
What's For Dinner Wednesday
HPHA in the Media
HPHA's Twitter Protocol
Media Releases
Blood Donor Clinics
Find a Family Doctor or Nurse Practitioner
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HPHA Looking to Recruit More Patient Partners at all Hospital Sites

May 26, 2017

The Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance (HPHA) is looking for patients and family members to serve in a volunteer capacity together with our staff, leaders and physicians to help make the care and service we provide even better.

If you have been a patient, or are a patient's family member or caregiver, who has experienced care at any of the HPHA sites – Clinton Public Hospital, St. Marys Memorial Hospital, Seaforth Community Hospital and/or Stratford General Hospital – in the last two years and you are able to share your insights and information about your experience, we invite you to consider joining our growing number of Patient Partners.

“Patients and their families have valuable wisdom gained from their healthcare experiences that can be used to make improvements to how we deliver care at HPHA,” says Anne Campbell, Vice President Partnerships & Patient Experience & CNE. “Patient Partners help to shift the care experience to a more patient and family centred approach.”

Patient Partners participate in ways that best match their interest, experience and availability. Some of the ways that partners can contribute at HPHA include: participating on Unit Action Councils, committees, and short and long-term improvement projects. Patient Partners also participate in story sharing – telling staff, physicians, leaders and other patients about their hospital experiences.

Our current community of Patient Partners is a dynamic group of individuals who have a range of experiences at HPHA hospital sites and within the healthcare system as a whole as patients, family members and caregivers.

“Patients and Family members sharing their rich insights at the HPHA decision making table, helps to humanize the cumbersome and sometimes unwieldy medical system,” says Cathy Bachner, a Patient Partner who experienced care not only at HPHA hospital sites but also in London after suffering from Necrotizing Fasciitis – also known as the flesh eating disease. Since becoming a Patient Partner in 2014 Cathy has worked on a wide variety of initiatives and committees associated with planning, performance, research and evaluation including Bedside Change of Shift and the Patient Experience Survey.

If you are interested in applying to be a Patient Partner, click here! To learn more about the position please contact our Patient Experience office at 519-272-8210 ext. 2737, toll free at 1-888-275-1102 ext. 2737 or via email at patientexperience@hpha.ca

“Every voice and every perspective holds precious insight to help grow our healthcare system,” concludes Bachner.