Meade District Hospital is pleased to announce Lori Ulichnie and Saundra Gustus, both of Meade, KS, will serve as the first Advisors on their Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC).
Patients and families are the most essential part of decisions, goals, services and care at Meade District Hospital. That is why in early 2017 the hospital entered the Kansas PFAC Collaborative in partnership with Kansas Healthcare Collaborative Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (KHC HIIN) and Kansas Hospital Association. Since then, the hospital has completed the necessary frame work for establishing its own Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC).
Lori Ulichnie and Saundra Gustus will serve on the PFAC as Advisors and provide guidance to members of the healthcare team on how to improve the patient and family experience. Through their significant perspective as a previous patient or caregiver, they will bring valuable insight on issues that impact care and services.
Both Lori and Saundra’s unique professional experiences as well as community involvement contributed to their selection as Advisors. Jane Chance, PFAC Director, shares about the new Advisors:
“Lori’s work history as a successful business executive and entrepreneur compliments her deep compassion and care for members of her family and community. Lori’s communication and leadership skills will be a great asset to our Council and we feel honored that she has accepted this role.”
“Saundra has been involved as a volunteer and leader throughout the communities she has lived. She has worked in business and understands the importance of good customer relations. Her compassion, honesty and positive attitude will be great attributes in her role as Advisor. We are delighted that she has accepted this role.”
Meade District Hospital is pleased to extend the Advisor role to the community and is honored Lori and Saundra have accepted this role. “We are looking forward to the positive outcomes this partnership is sure to bring.” – Steve Stewart, CEO
The 2018 Patient and Family Advisory Council is pictured above.
Back Row: Samantha Benear; Darcy Golliher; Tammy Bird, MT; Michele Dewell, RN; Sunshine Hicks, RN MSN
Front Row: Lori Ulichnie; Saundra Gustus; Jane Chance, RN