Post-COVID-19 Patient and Family Advisory Council

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Let's Work Together to Perfect the Quality of Treatment for People Who Have COVID-19

Saint Barnabas Medical Center is starting a Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC) for individuals who have recovered from COVID-19. The purpose of the group is to collaborate with former patients and their families to advance best practices at our hospital.

PFAC members collaborate with hospital employees (clinical, administrative and support) to provide guidance on how to improve the patient and family experience around COVID-19.

The Post-COVID-19 PFAC is a subcommittee of the hospital's Patient and Family Advisory Council.

Who Can Join?

Eligible individuals include:

  • Those recovered who may or may not be experiencing residual symptoms
  • Parents of affected children
  • Family members or loved ones of individuals who had COVID-19
  • Those in the Post-COVID CARE Program and/or their family members

What Do PFAC Members Do?

The role of the PFAC member includes:

  • Sharing insights and experiences in a productive manner
  • Seeing beyond their own personal experience
  • Respecting diversity and differing opinions
  • Being a good listener
  • Collaborating on solutions
  • Exhibiting passion for enhancing the healthcare experience for all

Participation Requirements

Requirements for participation include:

  • Received care at Saint Barnabas Medical Center and/or are receiving care in the Post-COVID CARE Program
  • One-year commitment
  • Ability to attend monthly meetings via GoToMeeting (this may change to every other month as we get beyond our initial meetings)

To learn more or volunteer to be part of the Post-COVID-19 Patient and Family Advisory Council, please email Angela.McCabe@rwjbh.org or call her at (973) 322-2668.

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