Our Milestones so far…

September 6, 2017: PVI launches third annual Patients' View Impact Awards in partnership with The Leapfrog Group.

June 1, 2017: PVI delivers report to the Jewish Healthcare Foundation, including insights and analysis from 100 patient and family stories of teen/adolescent behavioral health and substance abuse issues.

March 7, 2017: PVI featured in Pittsburgh Gazette as it launches story-gathering outreach on behalf of Jewish Healthcare Foundation’s Adolescent Behavioral Health Initiative.

March 2017: PVI completes a 32-month consulting project with the American Institutes for Research funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation and the California Healthcare Foundation, whose goal is to re-design healthcare performance metrics to be more patient and family-centered.

February 2017: PVI is awarded grant from the Jewish Healthcare Foundation, gathering stories from families that address gaps in care in order to advance its Adolescent Behavioral Health Initiative.

December 2, 2017: PVI holds its second annual Patients’ View Impact Awards in Washington, DC with the Leapfrog Group; also names winner of PVI’s first annual Partners in Healing Award.

June 2016: PVI is renamed to Patients' View Institute, reflecting the importance of the collective opinion of patients.

December 2, 2015: PVI awards its 2015 PV Impact Award winner.

October 2015: PVI is accepted as a member of the National Quality Forum.

September 2015: The first Patient Voice Impact Award is launched in partnership with the Leapfrog Group.

January 2015: PVI obtains its 501 ( c) (3) non-profit status from the IRS.

January 2014: Pat Mastors and Diane Stollenwerk begin fleshing out the “napkin strategy” they’d first discussed in the Kansas City airport sixteen months prior. The driving question: “If not now, when? And if not us, who?”

December 2013: Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Annual Forum, Orlando, FL: a dozen patient advocates, led by patient advocates and funded by the Partnership for Patients, were invited to present their prepared presentations and have them professionally video recorded. A critique and discussion of where and how we would share our message followed. It was an “aha!” moment, as we realized that thousands of additional effective patient voices are needed, all across the country.

September 2012: Partnership With Patients Summit in Kansas City, MO: a group of us patient advocates, including several now in PVI leadership positions, came to see that action and leadership from within our own group could be a powerful driver of change. We forged relationships, brainstormed ideas, and left feeling powerful! Then life—family, jobs, obligations– reclaimed our time, energy and bandwidth.