Patient & Family Advisory Council
Columbus Community Hospital (CCH) recently created a new Patient & Family Advisory Council (PFAC) that will allow community members to share their ideas on how to improve the hospital.
Members of PFAC will partner with hospital doctors, nurses and administrators to help improve the quality of CCH’s care for all patients and family members.
- Share stories of their health care experiences in training sessions for nurses, doctors and other hospital staff.
- Provide input on how CCH can improve its policies and care practices.
- Review or create educational materials to make them easier for patients and family members to understand and use, and
- Work on short-term, small improvement projects like helping to plan and design a family resource room.
PFAC members will regularly attend PFAC meetings where they will collaborate on hospital initiatives and provide insight on the perspectives of patients and their family members.
The council will have seven to nine members and the term of service on the council is two years, with an option of reappointment for up to three terms.
Eligibility and Application Process
To become a member of PFAC, individuals must have received care at CCH in the past 12 months or have a family member who has received care at CCH in the past 12 months. No other special qualifications are required and CCH will provide any other training that is needed.
People interested in becoming part of PFAC will need to complete an interest form
and be interviewed. All candidates will complete a health screening, tuberculous testing and influenza vaccines through CCH’s Occupational Health Services, as well as complete criminal background checks.
CCH employees, active CCH board members, volunteers, physicians and their family members are not eligible to be members of PFAC. However, they can recommend people for the council.
After the initial council has been selected, future committee members will be responsible for reviewing the interest forms and interviewing new PFAC candidates.
For more information on PFAC or how you can get involved, contact:
Dona J. Kudron, RN, BSN
CCH patient experience manager