Patient and Family Advisory Committee Seeks Advisors

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Patient and Family Advisors Make a Positive Impact

Do you want to make a positive impact? We are accepting applications for volunteer patient and family advisors. The Patient and Family Advisory Committee (PFAC) of Smith County Memorial Hospital (SCMH) is a collaborative effort that brings together patients, families, staff, and providers to enhance the overall experience for everyone involved. It serves as a vital mechanism for seeking and learning from the patient and family perspective, promoting a culture of patient and family-centered care, and guiding the implementation of programs, services, and policies to improve quality and safety outcomes. The PFAC aims to create a welcoming and inclusive environment where the patient voice is embedded in every aspect of care.

By fostering partnerships and open communication, we work towards identifying opportunities for improvement, strengthening patient and family-centered care, and ultimately enhancing the delivery of high-quality and safe care. Patient and family advisors are volunteers who provide valuable feedback, advocate for patient needs, and work with the SCMH healthcare team to improve the patient experience. Through their active involvement, the PFAC strives to be solution-oriented and increase satisfaction for all involved.

Being a Patient and Family Advisor requires a commitment of four hours per month. Applications are due March 1, 2024. Apply online at or contact Lori Dennis, Patient Advocate, at (785) 282-6845 to learn more.