Champions Wanted to Join the Patient and Family Advisory Council

Join the Patient and Family Advisory Council for Quality and Safety at MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center.

December 22, 2015

 

We’re seeking volunteers for our new Patient and Family Advisory Council for Quality and Safety

MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center is looking for former patients, family members, and hospital associates for our new Patient and Family Advisory Council for Quality and Safety (PFACQS). The goal of the PFACQS is to improve the quality and safety of patient care by asking community members to help guide our hospital’s quality improvement initiatives.

“Our aim is to involve patients, families, and hospital associates in a collaborative committee that looks at quality and safety from the patient and associate perspective,” said hospital vice president of nursing and chief nursing officer Patricia Scalfari, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, NEA-BC.

PFACQS members will provide feedback on a wide range of issues, help the hospital establish quality improvement priorities, and promote communication and collaboration among patients, families, and hospital staff.

“This is a way for patients to be empowered, to voice their opinions in a way that has a direct impact on the organization’s policies and initiatives,” said Yvette Johnson-Threat, MD, the hospital’s vice president for medical affairs. “It’s an opportunity to be engaged in the future of this hospital.”

Visit MedStarHealth.org/PFACQS to learn more and download an application form.

The PFACQS Steering Committee from left to right: Laura Schwartze, Patient Safety; Yvette Johnson-Threat, MD, Vice President, Medical Affairs; Cheryl Richardson, Marketing and Community Relations; Pat Scalfari, Chief Nursing Officer; Sundee Cutter-Webster, Patient Relations; Karen Elliot, Senior Nursing Director.
The PFACQS Steering Committee from left to right: Laura Schwartze, Patient Safety; Yvette Johnson-Threat, MD, Vice President, Medical Affairs; Cheryl Richardson, Marketing and Community Relations; Pat Scalfari, Chief Nursing Officer; Sundee Cutter-Webster, Patient Relations; Karen Elliot, Senior Nursing Director.

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