Kim’s Story

Remembering a patient advisor

A legacy that will benefit patients for years to come


Kim Blanton was a dedicated patient advisor at Vidant Health for many years. She considered this volunteer work as a ministry. Kim was the voice of the patient on many committees and improvement teams to make positive changes in patient care. Vidant’s Experience in Care video, starring Kim and other patient advisors, is proof of her dedication to making a difference in the lives of patients. ( Experience in Care video )

Kim’s work created a lasting impact on so many people. Everyone who had the privilege of working with Kim will remember her as a passionate, driving force in pursuing excellence in patient and family experience.  

Kim spoke at many national meetings where she was a tireless advocate for patient engagement and shared the great things she was doing to advance this work at Vidant. Kim will be missed greatly by the many people she touched in the Vidant community and across the country.

If you are interested in learning more about the patient advisor role, fill out a patient and advisor application.


As advisors, we add a unique viewpoint to health care. Our viewpoint fills that gap in a system’s policies and procedures. We need to be courageous and ask the ’whys.’ Offer the ‘what ifs’ because your ‘what if’ may just change the lives of others.

Kim Blanton
Remembering a patient advisor
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