Thursday, October 17, 2013

Palliser Friends of Medicare 2013 Annual General Meeting

Special Guest: Heather Oxman, from Calgary’s Open Arms Patient Advocacy Society

You are invited to a local presentation by Heather Oxman, board member and advocate with the Open Arms Patient Advocacy Society based in Calgary. According to the Society’s website, the organization is run by “committed volunteers with a diverse level of experience and expertise . . . dedicated to helping patients and their families obtain the answers to questions they may have following an adverse medical complaint or in navigating the healthcare system. Over the years [they] have been involved with a wide array of cases ranging from Emergency Room issues, women's health, mental health, acute care, medical fatalities, and helping families needing support and resources.”

Quality health care in the right place, at the right time, by the right people, for the right reasons -- the challenges are many and the potential for missteps is very real. Our Palliser Friends of Medicare chapter has heard of far too many problems. For individual Palliser residents, we would like to begin to be part of a solution, even if it is only on a volunteer level. Heather Oxman is coming to Medicine Hat to show us how we can help one another improve our public health care system.
Focus: Working for patient safety in Southern Alberta
When: Tuesday Oct. 22, 7pm
Where: Honour Currie Room, Public Library, 414 1st St SE, Medicine Hat

Open Arms volunteers help patients navigate a complex health care system. For their website go to:

Everyone is welcome to attend!

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