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Family Advisory Council

Family Advisory CouncilWhat are the Family Advisory Council’s goals?

To promote Family Centered Care.

Partnership with families is the foundation of Patient and Family Centered Care. Patient and Family Centered Care is an approach to health care that recognizes that the family is the center of the patient’s lives, in and out of the hospital setting. Hospital staff and families work together in an environment of respect and support.

To help families.

The hospital can be a frightening place for patients and families. The Family Advisory Council works on projects in the hospital to bring a family and patient point of view of the planning and delivery of healthcare services at Women & Children’s Hospital.

Parents participate and collaborate in several staff orientations, committee meetings, and are or have been involved in video production, planning trainings, website development, and several other projects.

Resources List

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Parents as Partners in the Delivery of Care Video
Parents as Partners in the Delivery of Care Video




Joining the Family Advisory Council

If you are a parent or family member of a current or former patient at Women & Children’s Hospital, and are interested in collaborating with hospital staff and families, you are eligible to join.

For more information on how to join, please contact;
Ann Maghran
Family Centered Care Coordinator
Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo
219 Bryant Street
Buffalo, NY 14222
(716) 878-1839