Why Become an Advisor?
Why become a Patient and Family Advisor? It's a meaningful way to ...
- Share your perspectives to help improve the UW Health experience for others
- Feel great knowing that you are making a difference
- Hone valuable skills, such as providing feedback and collaborating with others as part of a team
- Gain an insider's look at health care and improvement efforts
- Contribute to the design or redesign of facilities and processes for greater efficiency and ease
- Serve on hiring committees for UW Health leadership positions
- Participate in patient and family advisory councils to help shape care in a particular area
- Provide feedback on patient education materials
... and much more
Patient and Family Advisors – In Their Own Words
"At UW Health, my perspective as a patient and family member is valued and appreciated. It's a true partnership." – Peggy Zimdars
"It's my way of giving back and feeling like I'm doing something good." – Mike Lingren
"For me, it's been an extremely positive experience and I'm very happy doing it." – Alan Sweet
"I would definitely advise anyone to join an advisory board because it's very beneficial and empowering for yourself as well as the patients you represent." – Ja'Mel Ware
"I joined to learn and actively engage in my mother's health care. And I continue in her honor as it's my way of giving back and making a difference for other families." – Irene Ekleberry
"It has been a great learning experience and I feel very honored to have had this opportunity." – Kristine Weise
"A recent highlight for me was speaking at Bone Marrow Transplant meeting of providers and insurers." – Susan Phillips
"It's been a real honor to be a part of something from the ground up." – Kim Lockwood
Meet Our Advisors
More than 180 dedicated individuals serve as Patient and Family Advisors at UW Health. Watch this short video featuring a few of our terrific advisors as they describe what this experience has meant to them.