President’s Welcome

Texas Alliance for Patient Services

www.taps-online.org

President’s Welcome

2016-2017

TAPS Mission: Advancing the development of healthcare professionals who impact the patient experience

Dear all who directly influence the patient experience:

A grateful hello to Texas Alliance for Patient Services (TAPS) members from Karen Champion, TAPS President. We are all looking back on a successful TAPS 2016 annual conference and looking forward to future opportunities within this organization.

During these changing times, TAPS is also making changes to accommodate the educational needs of patient advocates to learn best practices regarding how we can best meet the needs of our patients while, at the same time providing education to patient advocates. I want to recognize Houston Methodist Hospital for the support they are to me in these endeavors.
Please join us in continued celebration of the addition to our TAPS Board: Ladona Cook, Kevin Harris, Angela Jones, and Candace Nevins, as they join the current Board: Janet Brazzil, Jason Champion, Francisco Gonzalez and Leslye Mlcak. As I get to know each one of these Board members and the TAPS members, I recognize that our experiences and vision have added strength to TAPS. I encourage all of us to get to know each other through the website and in person. The more we communicate the more we will be current in the voice of both the patient and the patient advocate.

I am available to anyone who would like more information about TAPS and how to become a member, a sponsor, or a speaker for the regional meeting and conferences.
Thank you for all you do.

Karen Champion RN, BSN
TAPS President
kchampion@houstonmethodist.org