About the Patient & Family Advisory Council on Cancer Care
The South County Health Patient and Family Advisory Council on Cancer Care is a partnership and communication forum composed of patients, family members, community members, and hospital staff committed to:
- supporting South County Hospital’s vision;
- providing essential input in the planning, implementation, and operations of cancer services at the Hospital; and
- advocating for the highest quality of care for cancer patients and their families with an emphasis on wellness at every stage of the cancer care continuum.
| The Patient & Family Advisory Council on Cancer Care
celebrated its first anniversary in March 2015. Pictured are
10 of the 15 Council Members.
Advisory Council composition
- 12 to 15 members consisting of three to five staff and eight to 10 community members
- Community members include patients currently receiving cancer care at the Hospital as well as former patients, family members, and providers of community cancer support services.
- When appropriate, other Hospital staff will be asked to participate as ad hoc members.
Advisory Council commitment
- Regular meetings at a frequency and time to be agreed upon by Council members.
- Council membership is for one year with the option to continue for a second year.
- A Council member can resign or request a leave of absence from the Council at any time during his or her term.
Joining the Advisory Council
- Persons interested in joining the Council are asked to complete a member information form.
- Applicants will be invited to join the Council pending the availability of a position on the Council.
- Every effort is made to achieve diversity in Advisory Council members that reflects the population served by the Hospital.
For more information please contact Terry Pickett at 401 788-1570 or via email at email@example.com.