At Nemours Children's, “family-centered care” means putting your child and family first in everything we do. To help us make meaningful improvements for all of the children we see and their families, we rely on our family advisory councils to help create new services, streamline our processes, and even weigh in on who we hire and how to build a better place to care for children.
At the heart of family-centered care is the belief that when kids, families, and health care providers work together, our children get the best care possible.
Our FAC is made up of a diverse group of families and Nemours Associates (employees) who have intimate experience with many of the inpatient and outpatient services available at Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware. It’s our goal to develop and foster partnerships among children, families, and providers by:
Since 2005, FAC has been actively involved in developing and enhancing our family-centered care. We play key roles advocating for, advising, and educating our staff and families on a variety of important issues. Some of our group’s most prominent projects have included:
Action is sometimes the best medicine for coping with your child’s diagnosis. If you want to meet like-minded, active men and women who are at different milestones in the same journey, please join us.
To get involved with the FAC, you can become a member and/or serve on one of our committees:
Joining the FAC includes an application and an informal interview process. Please download our brochure, fill out the attached application, and either drop it off at the Volunteer Office located in the main lobby or mail it in, and we’ll contact you as soon as possible.
FAC members meet monthly on every fourth Tuesday from 5:30 to 8 p.m. But you don’t have to be a member to serve on a committee or participate in a project. Contact us and we’ll be happy to find a perfect place for you.
Jennifer Sciolla, Senior Director of Child and Family Services
Olga Zapata, Parent Chair
Lulu Calbazana, Parent Vice Chair
Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware
1600 Rockland Road
Wilmington, DE 19803
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