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Patient Protection Oversight Committee

Categories: Health Services | Author: gknutson | Posted: 6/13/2018 | Views: 1168


 The next meeting of the Patient Protection Oversight Committee is scheduled for:



        Wednesday, June 27, 2018

 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

                                                Suffolk County Department of Health Services’

           Administrative Building

                                                     3500 Sunrise Highway, Building 200

                                                          Great River, NY 11739-9006

                                                            Administrative Board Room




  • Overview of general activity of the Patient Advocate Unit.


  • There will be a presentation by Ms. Ilene Corina, a Patient Safety and Advocate Consultant, and the founder and President of the Pulse Center for Patient Safety, Education, & Advocacy (Pulse CPSEA). Consumers of healthcare and healthcare information are frequently challenged to advocate for themselves through the many facets of healthcare. Teaching patients how to navigate the healthcare system and to communicate more effectively with their healthcare provider serves to facilitate better decision making, better patient outcomes, and improves the lives of patients, their families, and caregivers. Ilene will be providing information and guidance that will increase your knowledge on how to be your own best advocate, or the advocate for another in need of help and support. The patient advocate strives to foster a collaborative relationship between the patient and the healthcare team and optimize the patient-provider dynamic in an increasingly complex medical environment.


If you will be joining us for this meeting, please let us know in advance if you will need an accommodation that will make the event accessible to you.


Media representatives who would like information or who plan to attend the meeting are asked to contact Grace Kelly-McGovern at 631-854-0095.

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The Patient Protection Oversight Committee was created in 2013 by the Suffolk County Legislature to assist vulnerable residents with accessing needed health care services.











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