Family Advisory Board

Our partnership with families is pivotal in the care we provide. We rely on families' unique experiences and perspective to help us make decisions about the hospital's programming and policies.

The Family Advisory Board was founded in 1992 to formalize the partnership between parents and hospital leadership, and to seek parents' consultation on an ongoing basis.

Made up of parents of children who have had extensive inpatient and outpatient experiences at the hospital, the Family Advisory Board advises administration and medical leadership on patient needs and hospital priorities from a family perspective.

Family Advisory Board members contribute to our hospital in many important ways:

  • Participating in hospital planning, operating and policy committees
  • Orienting new nursing staff about family-centered care
  • Collaborating on letter writing campaigns and lobbying efforts on behalf of the hospital 
  • Speaking and giving testimonials at press conferences, educational sessions and other hospital events

Learn more about our Kids Advisory Board.