Jason Albrecht has over 20 years of experience working with children and families in critical care environments. His passion is working with hospitalized children, their families and health care teams to empower even the youngest patients to actively engage in their care. In his role at the University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital, he currently serves as Manager of Patient/Family Interactive Services for the new, state of the art facility built in 2011. He leads Amplatz’ efforts to leverage point of care technologies that give patients control of their physical environment, deliver education and facilitate real time communication with their care team. He has led the development of a patient-driven application of video conferencing technology to achieve the vision that no hospitalized patient need experience separation from family, school or community.
For ten years, Jason served in the role of Pediatric Palliative Care Coordinator working with teams of health care staff, patients and families to optimize comforting care strategies for patients with life threatening conditions. As a Child Life Specialist, he provided education and counseling to children and families receiving care for hematology/oncology, blood and marrow transplant, intensive care and HIV. As a childhood cancer survivor, he embraces the critical necessity of keeping patients at the center of their care.