Patient and Family Advisory Council at Sibley Memorial Hospital

The Council is composed of Sibley staff, physicians, patients, family members of patients and members of the community. All members must be 18 years of age or older.

The Sibley Memorial Hospital PFAC will seek the patient and family perspective to promote a culture of patient and family-centered care. The PFAC will provide an avenue for the voice of the patient to be heard.

How to Join

To join, please fill out the application form and submit it according to the instruction in the form.

Volunteers on PFAC whose responsibilities do not include patient interaction are required to meet fewer requirements.

  1. These volunteers will be required to:
    • Complete HIPAA training online (My learning module)
    • Sign a confidentiality agreement.
    • Complete a JHED ID Form.
    • Complete training regarding what it means to be a volunteer in PFCC activities (My Learning modules).
    • Submit authorization for Johns Hopkins to conduct a background check.
    • Understand that if their volunteer activities take them into patient interaction they would need to complete additional requirements with health screening and training/education.
  2. Offered, but not required, will be:
    • Flu vaccine
    • TB spot testing
  3. Volunteers will receive JHED ID to complete online tests.

For more information about the Patient and Family Advisory Council, please contact Angela Crowley, Director of Patient and Family Experience, at 202-537-4485 or at [email protected].

Patient Advisor Role and Responsibilities

Patients and their families are knowledgeable members of the care team and can offer unique perspectives and valuable feedback about their experience at a hospital. Learn more about what it’s like serving on a PFAC.