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Emergency Department Advisory Council

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  • Written By: Sherrie Bakke

Hospital Seeks Applicants for Emergency Department Advisory Council

emergency entrance July 2019, Madera, CA: Madera Community Hospital is accepting applications for a new Emergency Department Advisory Council focused on enhancing patient experiences in the Emergency Department. Madera Community Hospital is the only General Acute Care Hospital in Madera County, providing more than 35,000 children and adults with emergency medical care each year.

The Emergency Department Advisory Council, EDAC, will be comprised of seven to ten members and up to four Madera Community Hospital Employees and members of the Medical Staff. EDAC members must be dedicated to partnering with our healthcare providers to improve Emergency Department experiences at Madera Community Hospital. EDAC is a voluntary and collective representation of Madera Community Hospital’s service area and patient population. Those selected to service on the Advisory Council do so to ensure the patient and family perspective is applied for safe, high quality, patient centered emergency care.

“Regular feedback from the community is important because it helps us improve,” said Karen Paolinelli, Chief Executive Officer. “The Council will create dialogue and help us gather ideas for continually improving programs and policies to address healthcare challenges and enhance the experience of our Emergency Department patients and visitors.”

Emergency Department Advisory Council members will be expected to attend a monthly
90-minute evening meeting and serve a two-year term. Individuals over the age of 16 are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be committed to building a partnership with Madera Community Hospital to better serve the community at large. Previous leadership experience is not required.

Individuals interested in being considered as an Advisor can obtain additional information and locate the application instructions on the Hospital’s website: or by phoning (559) 675-5502.