Keeping care focused on family and kids

The entrance to the Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital.

The entrance to the Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital.

The Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital has a Family Advisory Council, which periodically seeks to add new members.

This group meets monthly from September to June. It has recently assisted in creating a new visitation policy for the pediatric cancer clinic, given direction and feedback in the redesign of two areas of the hospital and participated in an educational video that helps train medical residents.

Involving parents and other caregivers on this council is an important way the children’s hospital maintains its focus on providing family-centered care, says pediatric administrator Jenny Dickinson. Members of the council are at least two years out from their child’s first visit to Golisano.

Interested in volunteering? Contact Dickinson at or 315-464-9330.

Upstate Health magazine winter 2018 issueThis article appears in the winter 2018 issue of Upstate Health magazine.

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