Our members are active in many efforts outside the Family Advisory Council. Their involvement goes beyond the walls of Children's Hospital. Many members play important roles on the local, state, and national levels.
Bringing a family perspective to internal projects and committees allows us to make patient and family-centered care a priority. FAC members can be involved in many different opportunities inside the hospital. Here are some examples:
Our council assists the marketing department in creating more patient and user-friendly resources. Members provide marketing ideas, give feedback on format, content, and ease of use. They are consistently featured in hospital publications, web pages, and social media.
FAC members have provided valuable feedback and review of initiatives such as: Asthma Home Action Plan, Cardiac Surgery Notebook, Patient and Family Handbook, Family Information Notebook, ATV and Teen Motor Safety campaign, Blood Bank, Guest Services Standardization, Whiteboard Project, Nursing bedshift change process, discharge process review, the food menu, and the pharmacy.
Members have provided insight for facilities planning projects such as the 7th South NICU expansion, the 33-bed hospital expansion, and our Outpatient Clinics.
Webinars and talks allow us to provide FAC members with continuous learning and growth opportunities: