Patient & Family Advisors

Patient and family advisors provide a voice that represents all patients and families of patients who receive care at HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital. A patient and family advisor is someone who:

  • partners with hospital doctors, nurses, and administrators to help improve the quality of our hospital’s care
  • wants 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
  • works with the hospital for either short- or long-term commitments, depending on the project
  • volunteers his or her time typically (usually at least 1 1/2 hours and not more than 4 hours per month)

Qualifications to be an advisor.

You can be an advisor if you or a family member received care at Sacred Heart Hospital in the last 3 years. Your experience as a patient or family member is valuable, as are your ideas about how we can improve the care we provide.


What do patient and family advisors do?

If you are an advisor for our hospital, you can help us in the following ways:

  • serve on a patient and family advisory council
  • share your story
  • participate in discussion groups
  • review or help create educational or informational materials
  • work on short-term projects—for example, helping to plan and design signage

For more information or to apply to become a patient and family advisor: