The Family Advisory Council - A Voice for Families
The Family Advisory Council is composed of family members of patients and hospital staff to provide feedback, guidance and creativity for the hospital staff, ensuring that the voice of families is heard in decisions that can impact them. Over the years, The Family Advisory Council has offered valuable insights and advice on the design and delivery of services, including the new Children’s Hospital. The Family Advisory Council meets regularly and provides input to help ensure that patients and families have as good an experience at Children's Hospital Colorado as possible.
The Mission of the Family Advisory Council
The mission of Children's Hospital Colorado Family Advisory Council is to create a partnership with hospital personnel to insure families receive sensitive, comprehensive, compassionate and family-inclusive services.
The Values of the Family Advisory Council
The values that drive the mission are grounded in our recognition of and commitment to family members as the constant in a child's life.
- Family members are the most important members of their child's health team.
- Family members are most knowledgeable about their own child and family.
- Family members and staff collaborate in sharing information and knowledge in order to support family members' decision-making and caring for their child.
- Staff members' ability to provide high-quality, coordinate, family-centered services is strengthened by their relationships with families.
If you would like to learn more about The Family Advisory Council, please email Valynne Fabrizio, Family Advisory Administration or Maria Hopfgarten, Parent Chair, Family Advisory Council.