Reinventing healthcare one patient at a time

Become a Patient Advisor

Do you want to be a member of our Patient and Family Advisory Council?

A member of the patient and family advisory council is someone who:
  • partners with hospital doctors, nurses, and administrators to help improve the quality of our hospital’s care for all patients and family members
  • gives feedback to the hospital based on his or her own experiences as a patient or family member
  • helps us plan changes to improve how we take care of patients
  • volunteers his or her time (usually at least 1 hour and not more than 4 hours per month)
  • provides a voice that represents the perspective of patients or families of patients who receive care at Ellis

Qualifications and Requirements

You can apply to be an adviser if you or a family member received care at Ellis in the last 5 years. You do not need any special qualifications to be an adviser. What’s most important is your experience as a patient or family member. 

Requirements of Participation

  • Completion and acceptance of a volunteer membership application
  • Mandatory volunteer orientation – will be scheduled with you at your convenience
  • Agreement to Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  • Confidentiality agreement 
  • Attendance of at least 75% of scheduled meetings per year. Meetings will be scheduled in advance for a recurring date and time; however team member flexibility is preferred.

Learn More or Apply

To learn more or to obtain necessary documentation to apply, please call 518.243.1943.