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Family Advisory Council - Main


The Main Family Advisory Council (FAC) supports family centered care by sharing the perspective of parents, and serving as an advisory resource to hospital administration and staff. 

Since 1985, FAC members have provided their point-of-view on the state of the hospital and help shape policies, programs, facility design and day-to-day interactions among families, patients, volunteers and employees. 

Chairpersons from each service line council have a seat on the Main FAC to assure ongoing communication between councils and promote collaboration on projects. The focus of the council is on all needs within the Hospital, with the core emphasis on family centered care.

The FAC members are passionate about the quality of care for all children.  


How can I join?

If you would like to be considered for membership on the Main Family Advisory Council, please complete an application and submit to The council is made up of family members from a variety of backgrounds and diagnoses. Thank you for your patience in waiting for consideration for membership.

How many members serve on Main FAC?

Six-12 family members serve on Main FAC.

How many FAC’s are there?

There are four Family Advisory Councils: 

We are currently forming an Outpatient Family Advisory Council.  If you are interested, please complete  an application and submit to

How else do FAC members help?

  • Speak from a “parent perspective” at resident orientation, new employee orientation and upon request from individual departments
  • Serve on hospital committees
  • Collaborate with departments on projects
  • Review patient education handouts
  • Review policies


The FAC continues to be a voice at Phoenix Children's by serving on the following committees:

  • Family Centered Care Rounds
  • Ethics
  • Re-admissions
  • Code Lavender
  • Memorial Service

Nominations & Contact

If you would like to nominate an employee or volunteer who demonstrates Family Centered Care at Phoenix Children's Hospital, please complete a nomination form and send it to

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