DERBY - The newest members of the Griffin Hospital’s Patient Family Advisory Council recently started the 2017 schedule, helping the Derby hospital continue it patient-centered care philosophy.
The newly appointed Council members include Horace Behrle and Fran DiGiorgi, both of Ansonia, David Erhardt, of Derby, Kenneth Hawkins, of Milford, Nicole Levine, of Oxford, and Edward Paradis, of Beacon Falls.
As either former patients themselves or family members of patients, the 17-member Council is charged with providing real-time feedback and insight to help enhance hospital services and programs.
The Council partners with the hospital to maintain its patient-center care focus. Members learn about various hospital programs and services, receive updates on performance measurements, such as patient experience, safety, financial and facilities improvements, and provide input and options on new programs and services under consideration.
The Council meets once a month and members commit to a two-year term. The new members join current members, including Donna Bak, of Woodbury, Nadine Civitella, of Ansonia, James Healy, of Seymour, Natasha Koonce-Webster, of Hamden, Jamie Mastrony, of Shelton, Robert Newton, of Seymour, Janet Onidi, of Shelton, Alfred Pettit, of Ansonia, Joseph Skrabl, of Ansonia, Rita St. Jacques, of Ansonia, and Susan Wisneski, of Beacon Falls.
The Patient Family Advisory Council is just one of many ways individuals in the community can serve in contributing to the hospital’s mission of providing personalized, humanistic, consumer driven healthcare in a healing environment. Griffin Hospital is always looking for volunteers to assist the hospital in providing exceptional, patient-centered care.
For more information about the Griffin Hospital, the Patient Family Advisory Council and volunteer opportunities call 203-732-7421 or visit griffinhealth.org.
(This is a press release from Griffin Hospital)