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Your generous donations, big or small, help to bring life to the hope that lives within every patient’s story at Dell Children’s Medical Center.

 

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"Youth Advisory Council is the heart of the whole Family Centered Care Initiative at Dell Children's," says Chris Brown, director of Child Life and Family Centered Care at Dell Children's. "It's all about hearing our patient's voices and helping us change our delivery of care model to one that is fully empowering and partnered, where decision-making is shared and collaborative."

Health care has changed from fifty years ago, says Brown, when patient areas were designed and policies were established based primarily on the perspective of the hospital and healthcare team. Today healthcare organizations have made a huge shift to family centered care and the collaboration among hospital leaders, all members of the healthcare team, and the patient and family. "Our decision-making is driven by what patients and families tell us, not just what we think they want," she says.

Family centered care is all about bringing patient and family perspectives directly into the planning, delivery and evaluation of healthcare, thereby improving quality and safety. Studies show when health care providers, patients and families work together, quality and safety of health care increase, costs decrease and provider and patient satisfaction increase.  

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If you have any comments or would like more information about Children's Medical Center Foundation of Central Texas of Austin, please contact us. We'd love to hear from you!

Tel: (512) 324-0170
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Mail: 4900 Mueller, Austin, TX 78723
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