Patient/Family Advisory Committee

The Patient/Family Advisory Committee (PFAC) strives to incorporate the perspective of patients and families into the design and evaluation of Edward-Elmhurst Health processes, services, environment, equipment and patient communication. The committee includes patients, their family members and employees.

Become a member

We periodically seek area residents to fill openings on our Patient/Family Advisory Committee. Membership on the committee requires:

  • Successful completion of the registration process, including formal interviews and a mandatory volunteer orientation.
  • Attendance at monthly committee meetings and possible participation on other committees of your choice.

To keep the committee's perspective fresh, members are limited to two-year terms. For more information or to apply for membership:

Edward Hospital PFAC

For more information, please contact Julie Danker, Director of Patient Experience, at 630-527-5290.

View the charter to determine if this committee is a good fit.

Apply online.

Elmhurst Hospital PFAC

For more information, please contact Karin Block, RN Clinical Nurse Educator, at 331-221-0498.

PFAC mission statement: To enhance the health of the people in the communities we serve, by integrating the Planetree philosophy of care, and incorporating our patients as advisors to personalize, humanize, and demystify the patient and family experience.

View the charter to determine if this committee is a good fit.

Apply online.

Linden Oaks Behavioral Health PFAC

To apply to be on the Linden Oaks PFAC council, fill out our Online Application Form. For more information, please contact Kathy Barton, RN, Patient Advocate, at 630-305-5013.