Family Advisory Council

When your child is hospitalized, you may spend hours with your child in hospital rooms and at tests or procedures. Often, you and your family see the day-to-day workings of the hospital up close.

Family Advisory Council

Parents in our Family Advisory Council tell us what it’s like to have a child treated at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital.

This intimate, firsthand experience is invaluable to us. We created the Family Advisory Council at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone to engage parents, so they can help us improve the hospital experience. At our meetings, parents tell us what works and what doesn’t, what we do well, and what could use some improvement. The goal is to make the experience better for others.

Our family advisors have made their mark throughout Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital. They have helped us improve patient safety and have suggested new ways to strengthen communication between parents and staff, especially during the most stressful times. We used their perspective, along with that of the Youth Advisory Council, to plan and develop our new patient and family experiences, including those at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital—34th Street.

Family Partnership Activities

Family Partnership Programs

Through our Family Advisory Council, Youth Advisory Council, and Family Faculty Program, we give voice to the children and families we serve.

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Family to Family Hours

Family to Family Hours, hosted by our family advisors, give parents of hospitalized patients an opportunity to talk about the challenges of having a child in the hospital. Family advisors offer support and conversation.

We hold special events during Family to Family Hours, including discussions on topics such as improving the medical experience for your child or ways to handle financial issues.

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For more information about the Family Advisory Council, including membership, please email us with your name and contact information.

Sala Institute for Child and Family Centered Care
Sala Institute for Child and Family Centered Care

We drive innovations in family-centered care at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital.

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