Patient and 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.
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.