Family Advisory Council
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Franciscan Hospital for Children embraces the concepts of Family Centered Care, recognizing that children are members of the Family Unit where the child receives his or her primary support and care.
At our hospital, we recognize that the information and insight shared by our families is crucial in developing our professional staff’s ability to provide exceptional care to our children and their families.
One of the key concepts of Family Centered Care is the belief that health care providers and family members work as partners to meet the needs of the child.
Franciscan Hospital for Children has developed a Family Advisory Council, a formal advisory group of patients, caregivers and staff, to enable direct input and influence on policies, programs, and practices impacting children and families.
The main goal of the Family Advisory Council is to continuously improve understanding and communication between the hospital/school staff and the family members they serve.
There are three Family Advisory Councils at Franciscan Hospital for Children. Our facility is diverse in the nature of the services provided. Our continuum of care includes inpatient, residential, educational, surgical, outpatient and home care. Each of the councils are designed to address the more specific goals related to these specialized programs.
- Medical Inpatient and outpatient, diagnostic services and Medical Day Care
- Behavioral Health
- Educational (Kennedy Day School and Kennedy Hope Academy)
For more information about the purpose
of the Family Advisory Council download the Bylaws
For more information on the accomplishments
of the Family Advisory Council download the Council Report
If you are interested in becoming a Family Advisory Council member, please contact Dr. Jane O’Brien at 617-254-3800 extension 5800