Family Advisory Council

The Family Advisory Council has 25 members and is led by the Director of Family-Centered Care. The council is comprised of family members and staff at a 3:1 ratio. Family members receive a stipend. Members serve approximately a three-year term and are interviewed by the Director of Family-Centered Care and Family Faculty prior to joining the Council. The Family Advisory Council meets monthly to discuss progress towards annual goals and new areas where the Council can be of assistance. The Council collaborates with senior leadership and staff to establish annual goals that support the organization's mission and promote Patient-and Family-Centered Care.

Family Advisory Council Resources (Developed by Families for Families)

Family Faculty and the Family Advisory Council, in partnership with staff, reviewed and developed many meaningful patient and family resources. Examples include:

Family Advisory Recruitment

Recruitment for the Family Advisory Council is open to families of children who have or still are receiving services at Children’s Specialized Hospital. Informational Sessions are held and interviews are conducted for council positions. Please contact Pat O’Hanlon if interested by phone at 732-258-7378 or email pohanlon@childrens-specialized.org.

Patient Stories

  • Everyone at CSH made me feel like my opinions and concerns were being heard, they explained every step and gave us lessons to apply at home.

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  • It was hard being in the hospital for so long, but we were grateful that CSH allowed parents to stay. The hospital had a family lounge, game nights, and lots of ways to keep the parents informed. We had weekly meetings with his care team and received daily ...

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