Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) is recruiting patients and staff with disabilities and access challenges for a new Universal Access Advisory Council.
What is the mission of the council?
The mission of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's (BIDMC) Universal
Access Advisory Council is to advise and support the medical center in
providing a welcoming, accessible, and comfortable environment for
individuals with disabilities and other access challenges. The Council will
support and facilitate an ongoing dialog benefiting all members of the
BIDMC community - patients/consumers, staff, families, volunteers, and
visitors. The Council will review environmental, engineering,
administrative and cognitive access issues and assist the medical center in
recommending strategies for improvement, setting priorities, and raising
awareness for universal access throughout the Medical Center Campuses.
Who is eligible to join the council?
We are looking for BIDMC patients and employees with a variety of
disabilities and access challenges to lend their voices to improve
accessibility of BIDMC facilities and services.
What are the areas of focus?
The council will raise concerns and discuss issues that patients, family
members and staff might have in accessing and utilizing BIDMC facilities
and services. In addition, the council will make suggestions and advise
BIDMC on priorities for improvement.
What is the commitment?
The council meets six times a year on a bi-monthly basis. Members are asked
to commit to a two year term.
Do you provide food and parking?
We provide parking vouchers and food during mealtimes for meetings at
How do I apply?
complete an application
and select the Universal Access Council when answering the last question.
Who do I contact for more information?
For more information and questions, please contact Patient and Family
Engagement in the Social Work Department at 617-667-3421.
Patient and Family Engagement Program seeks to Improve our Diversity and Inclusion:
In order to ensure that our advisory councils are representative of the diverse patient population at BIDMC, we are seeking applicants representing African American, Asian American, Latino, Muslim, LGBTQ, veteran, and other minority communities.
Last Updated: March 10, 2014