Hutcheson Seeks Community Participants For Patient And Family Advisory Council

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Hutcheson Medical Center is seeking community participants to form the hospital’s upcoming Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC). The council, which will be comprised of six patients and six hospital employees, will focus on patient and family involvement in issues relating to patient-provider relationships, safety, quality improvement, patient education, and other issues relevant to patient care. 

“I am pleased to announce the formation of Hutcheson’s Patient and Family Advisory Council,” said Farrell Hayes, President and CEO of Hutcheson. “Being the primary provider of health care in our community, we greatly appreciate our relationship with the communities we serve. The council will be composed of patients, family community leaders, and health care professionals. This is a great opportunity for the residents of Walker, Catoosa, and Dade counties to let us know what they expect and need from their community hospital.” 

The hospital will accept applications to serve on the council through August 5 and will interview candidates during the week of August 11. Those chosen for the council will be notified the week of August 18, and the hospital is targeting its inaugural council meeting to be held the week ofSeptember 8. 

Applications may be downloaded at and completed applications may be submitted via fax to 706/858-2865 or via email to Donna Baggett, RN at For more information about the program, please contact Donna at 706/858-2299.

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