Patient and Family Advisory Council Application Requirements

    What are the Hamilton PFAC Goals?

    The primary goal of the HMC PFAC will be to provide a forum that allows patients and families to have direct input and influence on policies, programs and practices at their community hospital.

    The PFAC will serve in an advisory capacity to assist HMC in always putting patients and families first, thereby promoting quality, safety and efficiency and achieving the highest aspirations of HMC’s Vision, Mission and Values.

    PFAC Members:

    • Are willing to attend regularly scheduled meetings, at least quarterly.

    • Come with an open mind and a positive approach.

    • Are willing to voice opinions.

    • Work with people whose backgrounds, experiences and styles are different from their own.

    • Support HMC’s mission and vision to meet our the health care needs of our community in such a way that advance the quality and dignity of life and be the region’s first choice for health care.

    What will be the time commitment?

    • The Council will meet at least six times during the year. Each meeting will follow formal procedures and have set agendas.

    • Duration of membership as a PFAC member will be on average one to two years.

    How do I become a member of the Hamilton PFAC? 

    • Candidates must be former HMC patients or caregivers of patients.

    • The membership process begins with an application for the PFAC.

    • Prospective candidates will be interviewed by the PFAC Steering Committee.

    • Candidates will be processed as HMC Volunteers, which includes:

      • PFAC - logoCriminal background check

      • Immunization Records (if born AFTER 1957)

      • Annual flu shot (provided by HMC)

      • Orientation and training

      • Signing a statement of confidentiality