Here’s what some of our members have to say…
“When I became the Patient Advocate at Cape Regional Medical Center in Cape May, NJ, I began searching for a peer group that would help to provide me with direction and resources in my new role. Although I have been an RN for over 30 years, the official title of Patient Advocate added new meaning to my responsibilities to our patients and families.
Fortunately, I came across our NJ SCHA organization and joined within the first year. I am probably one of the members who travel the farthest to attend the meetings in Princeton, but I would not miss them for anything!
This wonderful group of advocates is extremely knowledgeable, happy to share ideas and best practices, and offer a helping hand for almost any situation advocates encounter today. Additionally, we have guest speakers each meeting on the hottest topics for advocacy and have an opportunity to network with peers throughout the day.
We meet quarterly so the time commitment is not overwhelming and a great email network keeps us all in touch throughout the year.
I am very proud to be a member of NJSCHA!”
– Corinne Robinson, Director Patient Satisfaction/Patient Advocate
“I’m so happy and grateful to be a member of the New Jersey Society Healthcare Consumer Advocacy (NJSHCA).
This organization is filled with people who are dedicated to the mission of patient advocacy. They are also enormously helpful to one another and fun to be around. This organization is a great place to network and problem solve. I don’t know where I’d be without it.”
– Mary Jackson
“12 years ago, as a new patient advocate, I had the privilege of attending my very first NJSHCA meeting. I was greeted by warm welcomes and felt an immediate connection to colleagues, who understood the role and challenges of a patient advocate in the ever-changing healthcare environment.
In looking back over the years, I am so very grateful to have had the opportunities to learn through an exchange of ideas, sharing of best practices and valuable educational sessions that enriched my professional development. Through support and encouragement, I served in many leadership roles on the Executive Board, and continued to be inspired by a membership of professional and hardworking people whose commitment to the goals of this Society and patient satisfaction are steadfast.
I will always cherish the special times spent at NJSHCA and the priceless bonds that blossomed with very special people.”
– Ellen C. Stanislaski