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Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC) – Bellingham, Washington

PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center

“I want to use my care experience at PeaceHealth to improve how other patients experience care.”

 “I joined the PFAC because I wanted to help people in the community navigate the hospital system; with emphasis on documents passed to patients and families.”


Our PFAC serves as a voice for positive feedback and our focus is on improving the patient experience. We helped in the implementation of these projects:

  • Pet Care program ensures pets are cared for while patients are receiving care.
  • Quiet Hours project.
  • Emergency Department video phone acquired and installed for hearing-impaired patients to make phone calls to loved ones.
  • Design approval of new patient whiteboards.


  • Founded in 2007.
  • 11 members.
  • Meets monthly.
  • Contact Jenny Westbury, patient experience specialist, or call 360-788-6992.