Since 2015, Samaritan has engaged patients and family members through our Patient & Family Advisory Councils (PFAC) to improve quality, patient safety, and health outcomes. Our PFACs are a collaboration of solution-minded patient and family advisors with our clinical staff and leadership. We focus on transforming the culture towards patient-centered care and deeply value the perspectives and expertise our patients and families provide. This is an incredible opportunity to partner with our local community.
“Best practices in patient and family involvement show that engaging patients and their families in meaningful ways improves services, makes service delivery more responsive to the needs of families, and ultimately saves resources. Strong family involvement can lead to better service delivery and improved health outcomes.”– National Institute for Children’s Health Quality
We are actively recruiting new Patient and Family Advisors for our hospital and clinic PFACs. Community members who have been a patient or have a family member receiving care from one of Samaritan’s five hospitals are encouraged to apply.