Adirondack Health forms new Patient and Family Advisory Council
SARANAC LAKE – In healthcare, better patient outcomes are oftentimes the result of improved communication between patients, families and hospital staff.
Adirondack Health’s newly formed Patient and Family Advisory Council held their first meeting last week at Adirondack Medical Center – Saranac Lake. The council, which consists of 11 advisors and four staff members, serves as a link between Adirondack Health and the communities it serves. It provides a voice for patients, families and caregivers to share with senior leadership their feelings about quality, safety and care delivery throughout the Adirondack Health system.
“Regularly collaborating with dedicated members of our community is essential to understanding how our patients and their loved ones experience care across our system,” said Terry Lewis, Adirondack Health’s patient advocate and experience coordinator. “Through shared insights and perspectives, the council enhances our organization’s efforts to keep our patients at the center of all we do.”
Members of Adirondack Health’s Patient and Family Advisory Council include: Paul Amell, Mary Brown, Diane Bryjak, Pam Davies, Kathy Lefebvre, Terry Lewis, Ian Maclachan, David Mader, Peggy Malone, David Miller, Kaileigh Moore and David Wood.