Good Samaritan Medical Center

Patient Family Advisory Council

The Patient Family Advisory Council at Good Samaritan Medical Center, established in 2015, is in place to integrate the “voice” of the patient/family in the hospital’s organizational decision making. The purpose of the PFAC is for patients, family members, and hospital staff to work in partnership to assure delivery of the highest standard of safe, comprehensive and compassionate care across the continuum of care.

Joining the Patient Family Advisory Council

We are seeking individuals who represent a cross-section of our community and who have chosen Good Samaritan Medical Center for their healthcare needs. Family members are equally welcome as they offer another important perspective. Interested community members will be required to complete an application and interview for a seat on the Council.

Benefits of serving on the Patient Family Advisory Council

Patient Family Advisory Council members find that their service provides numerous benefits, such as:

  • Assisting in developing a better understanding of patient and family needs and expectations.
  • Learning more about programs that may benefit you or your family members and helping other families find and use helpful services and programs.
  • Making a difference. This is your opportunity to create positive change in the lives of individuals and their families. Sharing your thoughts and your experiences with the hospital can help ensure that the decisions made by the organization are informed ones.
  • Building a positive relationship between Good Samaritan Medical Center and members of the community.

Time commitment

The Council normally meets once a month for approximately two hours in the evening. Additional work may be required between meetings. We ask Advisory Council members to make a one to two-year commitment and to attend at least 75 percent of the meetings. This is a great opportunity to make an investment in your family, your community and in yourself.

Application and next steps

If you are interested in becoming a member, complete the Patient Family Advisory Council Application Form below. Applications will be reviewed, and candidates will be selected to come in for an interview. We welcome your interest and look forward to the good work of this council.


Before participating in the PFAC you will be asked to sign a confidentiality statement and go through both volunteer and PFAC orientation.

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