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Mary Free Bed launches Patient and Family Advisory Council

Patient and Family Advisory Council Group PhotoGRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital recently launched a Patient and Family Advisory Council, a steering committee tasked with creating better experiences for patients, caregivers and team members.

The PFAC will meet quarterly, but committees will hold monthly workgroup sessions with specific goals. Members will look at ways to promote patient- and family centered care, and prioritize goals and strategies that support families, caregivers and health care team members, among other initiatives.

“The Mary Free Bed team is excited to welcome our new PFAC members,” said Jeannette Pollatz, vice president of Quality/Risk and Education. “We look forward to making an impact in the community and for our patients and teams.”

To apply to join the PFAC, click here. For more information, email pfac@maryfreebed.com.

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Kim Murphy

Something like this might be nice to add into the Mary free bed weight management program. Even materials that could be sent home to anybody in the home living with people in the program would be great. How to encourage, support, and not hinder progress. Food addiction, and weight loss can be a real struggle. At this time, we don’t include the family, and I don’t think adding family meetings are a good idea, but educational materials for our circle of supporters would be awesome.

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