Story Libraries

The Office of Patient Experience Story Libraries are collections of stories from our patient, families and employees. They share personal experiences and healthcare journeys to support learning and improvement. We encourage you to use these stories in lead meetings, committees or gatherings to keep the patient voice and perspective in all your decision making.  The stories in the libraries are not intended for marketing or promotional purposes.

Adult Patient Stories

Pediatric Patient Stories

Children and young adults often feel disempowered, helpless, and scared when faced with hospital visits and admissions. Fostering patient storytelling helps to empower patients by creating peer networks and shared experiences. We record the stories of our children/adolescents/young adults (5 years old and older) to support and address patient fears, anxiety and pain while fostering hope, normalization, validation, and resilience through a creative process.

We are partnering with the Skyline High School Communications, Media, and Public Policy (CMPP) program to capture these stories. Senior students provide coaching support for pediatric patients to create their stories, as well as editing, animating, and other services.

If your child or someone you know would like to record your own story, please email us at [email protected]. All Mott families are welcome to participate, so please share this with any families you think might be interested!

Please contact the Office of Patient Experience if you wish to use these stories outside of Michigan Medicine.