Become a Patient Representative!

Network 1 Network 2   Network 6 Network 9

 Bridging the gap between the facility and the Network.

Mission of the PAC

The PAC is committed to enhancing the quality of life for  End-stage Renal Disease (ESRD) patients in their Network Region through education, communication, and active representation.

Who are PAC members?

A PAC member is either an ESRD patient, transplant recipient, care partner, or family member of a dialysis patient. PAC representatives act as the voice for ESRD patients and are passionate about improving the quality of life for their fellow patients. PAC members are volunteers who are nominated by their facility social worker.

What does the PAC do?

The roles of the PAC include, but are not limited to:

  • Meet and great new patients to the facility
  • Assist in the creation of educational material for patients.
  • Participant on Network hosted conference calls, as needed
  • Review material developed by the Network to make sure it is “patient-centered”.
  • Inform their Network of patient concerns, so the Network can provide education to ALL Network providers.
  • Provide advice or patient perspectives to assist with conflict resolutions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Group of Hands

To become a patient PAC, please contact:

Network 1 (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT)
Kayla Abella
Community Outreach Coordinator
   203-285-1223
kabella@nw1.esrd.net

Network 2  (NY)
Emancia Brown, MSW
Community Outreach Coordinator
  516-209-5549
ebrown@nw2.esrd.net

Network 6 (GA, SC, NC)
Carla Primo, MSW
 Patient Services Director
919-463-4515
cprimo@nw6.esrd.net

Network 9 (IN, KY, OH)
 Nina Pollard, MPH
Community Outreach Coordinator
 216-593-0001
npollard@nw9.esrd.net