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We have been providing hospital and clinic services to the people of Arkansas City, Winfield, and the entire Cowley County region for over a century. Since the beginning, we have held one belief when it comes to healthcare for your family; just meeting the standard just isn't good enough.
Whether it be mending a broken bone, providing care for a critically ill loved one, or introducing a newborn to the world, you want and deserve excellence. Whether it's dedicated and compassionate doctors and staff or current technology and procedures, all focused on excellence, you'll find them here. Because your family's healthcare matters most. For general information please call the SCKMC main line at (620)442-2500.
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SCKMC Forms Patient and Family Advisory Council
Arkansas City, KS - In an effort to continue improving its quality of care, South Central Kansas Medical Center, is currently seeking volunteers from area communities to serve as advisors on a new Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC).
According to Ashley Lynn and Shayla McDonald, PFAC co-chairs, the council will bring together patients and families with health care staff to discuss and provide guidance on how to improve the patient and family experience at South Central Medical Center.
“At South Central Kansas Medical Center, we realize and value the importance of engaging patients and families as members of the health care team,” Lynn said. “As director of risk management and quality performance, I field complaints and work to remedy them as quickly and thoroughly as possible,” McDonald states. “All of us at the hospital agree that patients and families can offer distinct/unique assessments about the standard of care we provide and how we might be able to improve in the future.”
Community advisors will be asked to serve on the council alongside health care staff to ensure multiple perspectives and experiences are both heard and integrated into improving the quality of care. Examples of what advisors could do include:
* Identify local patient and family health care needs.
* Provide feedback on current processes at the hospital and clinics.
* Discuss new ideas on how to improve quality of care.
* Promote awareness of opportunities and key health care resources to the community.
* Generate ideas for programs and/or education to benefit patients, family members and caregivers.
* Enhance ongoing collaboration and cooperation among health care providers, patients and families.
* Participate in the development and planning of items such as patient and family satisfaction initiatives, new facilities and facility renovation.
The advisors’ time commitment includes monthly meetings for approximately one hour. Up to 6 selected advisors will be expected to serve at least a two-year term with the opportunity to reapply to serve additional terms.
Applications can be obtained at any admissions desk at the South Central Kansas Medical Center. Applications are also available online through the link below:
The application deadline is July 1, 2018. Following the application process, selected applicants will be interviewed by the PFAC Committee, which will make the final selection for those 6 advisor positions.