WXXI Local Stories
Wed September 21, 2011
Renowned Patient Advocate Speaks in Rochester
Rochester, NY – Nationally renowned patient advocate Tiffany Christensen came to Rochester to encourage patients and families to become health teams.
Christensen was born with cystic fibrosis and needed two life-saving double lung transplants. Now in her thirties and using her life long experience navigating the health care system as a patient, Christensen is traveling the country encouraging family members to become more involved in their loved one's treatment and recovery.
Tiffany Christensen spoke to the public and medical personnel Tuesday night at the Memorial Art Gallery.
It was part of the Ben Sischy lecture series which was established in 1991 as a tribute to the former chief of radiation oncology at Highland Hospital.
Click on the audio player above to hear Christensen speak with WXXI's LeShea Agnew about how her personal experiences inspired her to become a patient advocate.