The Children’s Hospital Teen Advisory Council recently celebrated
its first anniversary by touring the OR.
Family Advisory Council, which was founded in 2008, the Teen Advisory Council was created to share
input and influence on policies, programs and practices affecting the
delivery of care and services for children and families.
The council is made up of seven teenagers who are either current patients
or siblings to current patients at Children’s Hospital. This group
of young influencers have provided feedback on their experiences, including
clinic visits, inpatient stays and visits to the ER. Over the past year,
the teens also met with Dr. Jan Neece in November to discuss sensory processing
issues and how Children’s Hospital has improved our policies in
treating these families. And in November, they participated in the first-ever
sensory day at Fantasy of Trees.
More recently, CEO Keith Goodwin and Nursing Director of Surgical Services
Patty Carey took the TAC on a tour of the new surgery center, including
the Pre/Post area and OR. The teens loved the opportunity to dress out
in the “bunny suits” and to see firsthand our new and improved
surgery suites. Several of them have had surgery here, and this opportunity
to ask questions and see instruments and equipment firsthand was both
educational and exciting.