Volunteer Services: Patient Partner Applications

 

Patient Partners

We are currently accepting applications for Patient Partners! Applications are now being accepted now through September 30, 2017. Complete an online application and then a Volunteer Specialist will be in touch with you to discuss next steps.

About Patient Partners

Patient Partners are valuable members of the health care team at Park Nicollet. Patients and family members volunteer their time and perspective to help shape the way we deliver health care. At Park Nicollet, we have 200 Patient Partners who serve across the organization on over thirty advisory councils. These councils provide localized feedback regarding care at various inpatient and clinic settings.

What do they do?

Typically, advisory councils meet once a month for 1 1/2 hours with the opportunity to participate in additional efforts outside of the council meetings. Additional efforts include:

  • Participate in quality improvement events
  • Share patient/family stories with teams
  • Support staff training and development
  • Weigh in on strategic efforts that impact the organization
  • Provide peer support in specific care areas

Want to learn more? Please read the 2016 Annual Patient Partners Report (PDF).

For more information please contact Volunteer Services at 952-993-5086.