Cancer Health Patient and Family Partner Program

The Cancer Health Patient and Family Partner Program was established in 2006 to help continually improve cancer care at Spectrum Health.

Focus

The Cancer Health PFPP aims to help Spectrum Health raise the bar in its cancer programs.

Accomplishments

The program has:
• Advised on the needs of bone marrow transplant patients
• Led the push for collaboration with regional hospitals so that no matter where a patient lives, they can receive quality cancer care
• Partnered with Healthier Communities and local churches to promote screening mammograms
• Provided feedback on oncology programs and initiatives, including
o Cancer care coordinator program
o Cancer survivor database
o Multispecialty team program
o Tumor board program
• Provided input on how to make the process of parking, finding the right room and getting to an appointment easier for patients and families
• Provided input on Lemmon-Holton Cancer Pavilion facilities, including:
o Bone and marrow transplant areas
o Gynecologic oncology areas
o Specialty Shop items
• Reviewed patient and visitor information to make sure they get what they need in a format that is useful to them
• Served as "mystery shoppers" to observe the effectiveness of teamwork at various sites throughout Spectrum Health
• Supported the Art in Healing program for cancer patients and family members

 

PFAC Cancer Group
Members of the Cancer Health Patient and Family Partner Program

References:

Guideline Hub | Heart Failure - American College of Cardiology (acc.org)

Hollenberg, S. M., Warner Stevenson, L., Ahmad, T., Amin, V. J., Bozkurt, B., Butler, J., Davis, L. L.,Drazner, M. H., Kirkpatrick, J. N., Peterson, P. N., Reed, B. N., Roy, C. L., & Storrow, A. B. (2019). 2019 ACC Expert Consensus Decision Pathway on Risk Assessment, Management, and Clinical Trajectory of Patients Hospitalized With Heart Failure: A Report of the American College of Cardiology Solution Set Oversight Committee. Journal of the American College of Cardiology74(15), 1966–2011. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2019.08.001

Writing Committee, Maddox, T. M., Januzzi, J. L., Jr, Allen, L. A., Breathett, K., Butler, J., Davis, L. L.,Fonarow, G. C., Ibrahim, N. E., Lindenfeld, J., Masoudi, F. A., Motiwala, S. R., Oliveros, E., Patterson, J. H., Walsh, M. N., Wasserman, A., Yancy, C. W., & Youmans, Q. R. (2021). 2021 Update to the 2017 ACC Expert Consensus Decision Pathway for Optimization of Heart Failure Treatment: Answers to 10 Pivotal Issues About Heart Failure With Reduced Ejection Fraction: A Report of the American College of Cardiology Solution Set Oversight Committee. Journal of the American College of Cardiology77(6), 772–810. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2020.11.022

 

Yancy, C. W., Jessup, M., Bozkurt, B., Butler, J., Casey, D. E., Jr, Colvin, M. M., Drazner, M. H., Filippatos, G. S., Fonarow, G. C., Givertz, M. M., Hollenberg, S. M., Lindenfeld, J., Masoudi, F. A., McBride, P. E., Peterson, P. N., Stevenson, L. W., & Westlake, C. (2017). 2017 ACC/AHA/HFSA Focused Update of the 2013 ACCF/AHA Guideline for the Management of Heart Failure: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines and the Heart Failure Society of America. Journal of the American College of Cardiology70(6), 776–803. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2017.04.025

 


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