Family Advisory Council
The Family Advisory Council is a group of parents whose children have been patients at Cardon Children's Medical Center.
They meet monthly to share their stories and ideas to improve the hospital environment for others. They take on projects as a group to benefit the hospital or other patients, and are dedicated to preserving our focus of Family-Centered Care.
We are committed to improving communication and quality as a bridge between families and health care providers by offering guidance, education and perspective.
What is Family-Centered Care?
Family-Centered Care is an approach to children’s health care that respects and supports the central role that families play in their child’s life and believes in the importance of families as partners on the healthcare team.
Responsibilities of Council Members
- Be accountable to those who they represent
- Reach out broadly and listen to other patients, families, staff and community members
- Be committed to improve healthcare for all patients and family members
- Respect the collaborative process and the council as the form to discuss issues
- Be willing to listen to differing views
- Encourage all council members to share idea and viewpoints
- Create and implement “All About Me Posters.”
- Staff recognition for Family Centered Care practices “Family First Cards”
- Get information on the Get Well System
- Edit Pre-Admission Guide for families
- New employee education regarding Family-Centered Care practices
Meetings are held at Cardon Children’s Medical Center in the 4th floor conference room from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the last Tuesday of each month. If you are interested in becoming a new member or would like more information, please contact us at (480) 412-8157. New families are welcome to come and participate.
Cardon Children's Medical Center is a comprehensive children's hospital that serves greater Phoenix, the state of Arizona and beyond.