At Vanderbilt Health, we believe quality healthcare is grounded in the partnership between patients, families and their healthcare team. Our goal is to create patient- and family-centered care by listening to your needs, incorporating your ideas, partnering in your safety, and educating you to advocate for your own care.
Our advisory councils are a vital link between the hospital and the community. Our councils allow us to listen to your needs and use your ideas to enhance the quality of care and the experience we provide. Advisory council members are as diverse as the patients we serve, representing a wide range of healthcare challenges, diagnoses and cultures.
There are four Patient and Family Advisory Councils at Vanderbilt Health:
To join our online advising community, visit AdviseVanderbilt.com. Also, submit an application.
Our advisory councils influence services, programs, policies and education materials at Vanderbilt Health. Some of the work that has come from our advisory councils include:
During an advisory council meeting, a patient or family advisory member might:
Vanderbilt Health combines the work of all facility advisory councils through the Advisory Council Cabinet. The cabinet is includes 12 council leaders, with representation from each council. The cabinet sets the direction of the advisory councils and shares best practices. The cabinet meets quarterly and all the councils come together for an annual meeting.
Learn more details about our advisory councils, including members, mission, charter and presentations.