Have you ever wanted to influence the development of services and programs in your community? Are you interested in health care and want to ensure the wiser use of scarce health care resources? Do you want to learn more about the programs and activities of your local hospital? If so, Metro Health Hospital has a unique opportunity for you! We invite you to join our Patient & Family Advisory Council. Applications for membership on the council are currently being accepted. We are looking for family members of past and current patients, primary caretakers and patients. Applicants do not need any specific background or experience to serve on the Patient & Family Advisory Council, but you should meet the following guidelines:
- A positive approach and ability to share and see many different points of view
- Good listening skills
- Enthusiasm for the hospital’s vision of taking health care to a better place
- Ability to share both positive and negative experiences in a constructive way
- Ability to communicate and work with families and staff whose backgrounds, experiences and styles may be very different from your own
Family and staff representatives will be asked to participate in orientation, and in general, can expect to attend six committee meetings at the hospital each year. Meeting times are at 6:00 p.m. Members of the Patient & Family Advisory Council will serve at least a two-year term.
Advisory Council Application Download and print the application form. Then, mail or fax your completed form to Patricia Monroe:
Metro Health Hospital
P.O. Box 916
Wyoming, MI 49509-0916
The Selection Process
A small workgroup of patients and families along with Metro Health staff will review completed applications and select participants. Diversity in culture, gender, and hospital experiences will be considered.
Contact Patricia Monroe at (616) 252-7231.