The Patient Advisory Council at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center gives patients a voice in the decisions that affect how they receive care. People ages 12-21 − patients, former patients and siblings of patients − are invited to serve. They support current patients, help staff see the hospital from patient perspectives, advocate on behalf of patients and identify ways to make Cincinnati Children’s a better place for the children we serve.

Accomplishments

The Patient Advisory Council has worked as a team to:

  • Provide input on the new teen room in Location A
  • Review and provide ideas for informational brochures for patients and children
  • Get DVD players installed in patient rooms 
  • Have kid-friendly TV stations in patient rooms
  • Establish a monthly family movie night
  • Create a list of helpful strategies for employees to use while working with kids
  • Create the “All About Me” poster for patient rooms that helps patients share information about themselves with medical center staff 
  • Implement a suggestion box to let patients offer feedback
  • Give a presentation about “The Patient’s Experience” at the Resident’s Noon Conference
  • Develop communication tools for patients who are unable to speak

Contact Us

For more information about the Patient Advisory Council, or to learn how to get involved, please contact: 

Beth Moone (beth.moone@cchmc.org)
513-636-1284

Amy Ramsey (amy.ramsey@cchmc.org)
513-636-2737