Edward Hospital is seeking Naperville area residents to fill openings on its Patient/Family Advisory Committee, which is made up of Edward patients, family members of Edward patients and Edward employees.
Edward is searching for committee members who live in locations throughout the hospital system’s regional service area. The committee was created in 2008 with the goal of patients and family members sharing their experiences and collaborating with hospital leaders to improve the way Edward treats patients.
The work of the committee, which meets monthly, has resulted in changes, big and small, in how Edward operates. For example:
--Patients are better educated about what to expect at discharge.
--Instructions are stated more clearly for visitors to isolation rooms.
--Online and printed communications are made brief, simple and readable for people without a background in medicine.
To keep the committee’s perspective fresh, members are limited to two-year terms.
Naperville area residents interested in serving on Edward’s Patient/Family Advisory Committee should contact Patient Advocate Julie Danker at (630) 527-5290.