Patient and Family Advisory Council

The purpose of the Patient and Family Advisory Council is to advise Lahey Hospital & Medical Center on matters pertaining to the relationship between patients, patients' families, and Lahey staff. The council members will work together to promote, review, revise and advise on operational processes and programs that address the needs of patients and families. The council will also facilitate discussion regarding health care services within the context of Lahey Hospital & Medical Center and the greater health care environment. Patients and family members will have a principal role in determining projects to undertake.

The goals of the Patient and Family Advisory Council include:

  1. To promote the principles of patient-provider partnership and patient/family centered care at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center
  2. To provide and communicate the unique perspective of the patient and family to the clinical and administrative leaders and staff at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center
  3. To provide advice, consultation, evaluation and recommendations regarding programs, educational efforts, selected research activities and operational initiatives that affect patients and families at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center

The Patient and Family Advisory Council will meet at least four times per year. Patients and/or family members who are interested in more information about this council or who are interested in applying for membership should call 781-744-8741. 

Read the Annual Report of Committee Activity, 2011-12.