Patient & Family Advisory Council

NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital

Maternal Child Health Family Advisory Council

NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital welcomes the participation of patients and family members as contributors to our Patient and Family Advisory Councils (PFACs).

The Patient and Family Advisory Council is a group of volunteers comprised of patients, family members, caregivers, and staff that will partner together to support a patient- and family- friendly hospital stay.

The hospital will use this key input that only patients and family members can provide to help us deliver a great patient experience.

Who Should Apply?

Our council will focus on maternal and child health. We welcome applications from patients, parents, and family members who have received care from Maternal and Child Health services at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist in the past two years. Maternal and Child Health includes Labor and Delivery, Mother/Baby care, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) , the Pediatric Inpatient Unit, and the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU).

Interested applicants will contribute a few hours each month to work for the Council and must be committed to serving for a minimum of two years. Advisors will meet monthly for 10 months of the year, with two months off in the summer. The Council will meet virtually through Zoom meetings or conference calls to ensure the safety of patients and families.

What Do Advisors Do?

The Patient and Family Advisors will work directly with hospital staff to determine their specific projects. Some examples of activities that the Advisors may participate in include:

  • Patient-Centered Projects: Partner on projects working to make improvements in the clinical setting and patient experience.
  • Story Sharing: Share your health care experiences with clinical providers and other patients.
  • Patient Education Review: Review and collaborate on patient education handouts, class materials, and other patient communication materials.
  • Participate on Committees: Bring a patient/family perspective to a variety of hospital committee meetings.
  • Other designated committees or projects related to the patient experience.

Please complete the PFAC application by clicking on the link below. Applicants selected will be contacted for an interview. Additional onboarding will be reviewed at that time.

Questions?

For more information, please contact Amy Whiffen at [email protected].