Parkinson’s Disease Family Advisory Council

Elderly CoupleThe Parkinson's Disease Family Advisory Council at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center is a group of current and former patients, families and hospital staff who collaborate on ways to improve the patient experience and quality of care.

It started in 2016 with a mission to:

  • Enhance the overall hospital experience for those with Parkinson’s disease and that of their caregivers
  • Ensure the safety and wellbeing of patients
  • Provide high-quality medical and emotional support to patients and their caregiver
The Parkinson's Disease Family Advisory Council is a subcommittee of the hospital's Patient and Family Advisory Council.

Accomplishments

Some of our accomplishments include:
  • Developed a process for the time-sensitive administration of medications for inpatient Parkinson’s disease patients
  • Conducted facility-wide nursing education on Parkinson’s disease
  • Facilitate ongoing virtual support and exercise offerings for the Parkinson’s disease community

To learn more about the Parkinson’s Disease Family Advisory Council at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center, please contact Florelena Mack, Director of Patient Experience at (973) 322-2987 or florelena.mack@rwjbh.org.

Patient Stories

  • I think the best thing I did for Shiloh while she was in the hospital was to choose faith over fear and always try to remember that there was light further down at the end of the tunnel!

    Baby Shiloh
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  • The group and its leader, certified tobacco treatment specialist Mariana Gomez, didn’t judge. “They were all so supportive”

    Frank
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  • “I can’t sing the praises of the entire staff of Cooperman Barnabas enough.”

    Bob
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