The Family Advisory Council (FAC) at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals in San Francisco and Oakland acts as a consultant to the hospital. The council at each location is made up of families that partner with staff and clinicians to provide advice on various hospital-related topics, from policy changes and communication to designing a healing environment and parents' perspectives on clinical care. Its overall purpose is to improve the quality of patient and family care.
Family members represent various units, diagnoses and types of admissions. We value the opinions and suggestions of families, as well as the unique knowledge, skills and experience they bring to caring for children. All council concerns and recommendations are reported to the hospital administration.
In addition to the main councils, there's a Youth Advisory Council, a council for the Intensive Care Nursery, and other FAC groups and activities.