Columbus Community Hospital

Patient & Family Advisory Council

Our whole community benefits when people work together to shape the future of health care in Columbus. Columbus Community Hospital’s Patient & Family Advisory Council (PFAC) allows community members to share ideas on how to improve the hospital.

Members of PFAC:

  • 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.
  • Work on short-term, small improvement projects like helping to plan and design a family resource room.

Eligibility and application process 

To become a member of PFAC, you must have received care at CCH in the past 12 months or have a family member who has received care in the past 12 months. No other special qualifications are required, and CCH will provide any other training that is needed.

All candidates will complete a health screening, tuberculous testing and influenza vaccines through CCH’s Occupational Health Services, and you will also undergo criminal background checks.

CCH employees, active CCH board members, volunteers, doctors and their family members are not eligible to be members of PFAC. However, they can recommend people for the council.

Interested in making a difference at Columbus Community Hospital? Please complete a patient advisor application form and we will set up an interview.

Contact us

For more information on PFAC or how you can get involved, contact:
Dona J. Kudron, RN, BSN
CCH patient experience manager