Patient and Family Advisory Council

Let your voice be heard. Join our Patient and Family Advisory Council. 

Everyone's hospice experience is an individual journey. We want to hear about your journey in order to gain insight about our hospice services and quality patient care. This is a great opportunity to share your experience and help others. If this is of interest to you, we invite you to join the Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC) for BJC Hospice. 

Our Mission
The mission of the Patient and Family Advisory Council is to ensure dignity and respect at the end of life by strengthening our partnership with the patient, family, staff, and community. Through honest communication we give voice to our patients and families and learn from their experiences in order to enhance the care provided by BJC Hospice. 

Our Vision
To be a guiding team of patients, family, and staff that collaborate to ensure the highest standard of hospice care and support for patients, families, and the greater community.

What are the expectations of an Advisory Council member?

  • Be a good listener
  • Respect other council members' ideas
  • Honestly share your own hospice experience 

How much time would I need to commit?
The Patient and Family Advisory Council meets for two hours, eight times a year. 

What if being part of the Advisory Council is not for me?
You're welcome to attend even one meeting, or share your views with Barbara Westland, director, BJC Hospice.