Children’s Minnesota’s volunteer helpers made headlines this week on KSTP-TV for donating their time to help support our clinical staff and patient families.
Seventeen-year-old patient Yesica Mercado volunteers at Children’s Minnesota to bring cheer kids who are admitted.
Want to brighten the days of Children’s Minnesota patients along with your animal? Become a Pets Assisting With Healing (PAWH) volunteer. Handler and animal teams (dogs, guinea pigs and rabbits) in the PAWH program visit patients and families throughout the hospital. The most common areas that receive animal visits are inpatient units, surgery areas and select outpatient clinics. Animal visits are social in nature and offer patients and families the benefits of human to animal interactions.
As a member of the Family Advisory Council (FAC), we expect you to know this information and follow these ground rules.
Created by the Family Advisory Council, the Excellence in Patient and Family-Centered Care Award gives families an opportunity to recognize and honor care providers who demonstrate an outstanding commitment to family-centered care.
Here are profiles of the kids currently on the Youth Advisory Council (YAC).
Our Motto: We ARE the children here. Who knows Children's better than patients? As members of Youth Advisory Council (YAC), we draw on our experiences to help Children's be the best place possible for kids.