At Park Nicollet, some of our best innovations have been shaped by input from patient and family partnership councils. From the revolutionary patient-focused designs of Frauenshuh Cancer Center to innovative care models at Melrose Center, patients are helping create a brighter future at Park Nicollet.
There are currently more than 120 patient and family partners serving as advisors on patient advisory councils and in similar roles at Park Nicollet. The 21 councils represent a variety of service areas, including clinics and specialty centers.
What does a patient partner do?
There are a variety of ways you can be involved as a patient partner.
Other engagement opportunities include sitting on committees, mentoring new partners and participating in various improvement
initiatives. Patient partners have facilitated support groups, helped improve directional signage, provided input on facility designs and helped enhance patient education materials. Patient partners also occasionally help us gather feedback from patients and families while they are receiving care. This is a volunteer-based program; time commitments are flexible based on your desires and availability.
Who can be a patient partner?
We are always looking for patients and family members who want to help us improve care for all people. We welcome patient partners of all ages, backgrounds and experiences who can:
- Share insights and information about their experiences
- See beyond personal experiences
- Show concern for more than one issue
- Listen well
- Respect the perspective of others
How can I become a patient partner?
Joining our patient partner program involves submitting an application and going through a brief interview process, attending orientation and determining what type of initiative you would like to be involved in.
To learn more about becoming a patient partner, call 952-993-7139.