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Technology Member, Penticton Regional Hospital Patient Advisory Council



Commitment: Long-term

Connection method: Virtual

Open to Interior Region


Volunteer Opportunity
The Penticton Regional Hospital Patient Advisory Council (PAC) is looking for a technologically savvy individual to join the council. If you have an interest in improving care services at Penticton Regional Hospital and some technology experience, this might be a perfect opportunity for you!


Lead Organization/Department
Interior Health – Penticton Regional Hospital

To provide an opportunity for patients, families, and caregivers to lend their experience to improving the quality of health care services in at Penticton Regional Hospital
The technology member will work alongside the health care teams to bring the technology lens to improvements

Level of Engagement
This opportunity is at the level of collaborate on the spectrum of engagement. The promise to you is that the health care partner will work together with you to formulate solutions and incorporate your advice and recommendations into the decisions to the maximum extent possible.

Interested in being an active member of the Penticton Regional Hospital Patient Advisory Council
The patient partner would be an active member of the council by participating at monthly meetings to provide insight for improvement opportunities for patients and the public based on analytical data obtained from the PAC website. Ideally, the candidate would be comfortable working with IH staff on website platforms for general updates, maintenance and data extrapolation from patient forms

• Number of patients: 1
Location, Date, Time and Frequency:
Time Commitment: Once a month, 2-3 hours, with ad hoc reading and emails between meetings
– Further dates and times of upcoming meetings will be shared with the successful candidate
– Meeting will be held virtually, with the opportunity to move to in person in guidance with pandemic public health guidelines
– It is anticipated that this work will continue for over a year

Since meetings are currently held virtually, there are no reimbursable expenses at this time.

There is a growing demand for patient, family and caregiver involvement in the design, evaluation and delivery of care at the local level. There is a desire in Penticton Regional Hospital to develop meaningful partnerships with patients, families and caregivers on key committees and important service planning initiatives. The PRH PAC includes energetic, community-minded patients and families who can contribute their voice to the improvement of hospital and community health services in Penticton.
Patient and Advisory Councils (PAC) are regular meetings that promote the development of meaningful partnerships between patient, family and caregivers and health care teams. Opportunities include advancing a patient and family centered approach to health and improving the patient experience. Also, important issues facing employees, patients, and families in hospital and/or communities are examined. Health care teams can bring issues and items to the council to ensure a patient, family and caregiver perspective is considered.

Health Care Partner Contact Information

Carol Stathers
Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement | Interior Region

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Nancy J. Wood

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Nancy J. Wood

I was thrilled to discover the Patient Voices Network, where the array of places to be the voice of a patient is vast and incredibly interesting. Besides my ongoing “gig” with the BC Emergency Medicine Network, I have enjoyed being involved in several one-off initiatives. I love working with professionals who genuinely value the perspectives of their patient partners.