The Cardiovascular Patient and Family Advisory Council is a group of patients and families working together with hospital staff to improve the care and services at WellSpan Health.
The group consists of 12 patient and family members that have received care within our service line over the last year. A vision, mission and purpose were developed by the council and are currently supported by written Guiding Principles. The group elects officers, a president, vice president, and secretary and upon consensus of the group determined to meet monthly for one and a half hours. A monthly agenda is created and communication is disseminated electronically in the form of meeting minutes.
Our vision for the York Hospital CVSL Patient and Family Advisory Council is to provide services in health care that exceed the expectations of the patient and family members we serve, each and every time for each and every patient. The mission of the council is to provide a forum for Cardiovascular Services to represent and support patient and family member's perspectives and feedback in the coordination and delivery of cardiovascular health care.
Our purpose is guided by recognizing that patient and family involvement and expertise are integral to providing responsive care and to designing a delivery system that is responsive, patient-centered, and cost-effective. Our objectives are to look for opportunities for continuous improvement in quality of care and to be the preferred choice for patients in need of our services. As a result of a growing awareness, providers and families are collaborating in new ways. Collaboration among patients, families, and professionals at all levels of care is essential to the practice of patient and family-centered care. Our council provides a unique and effective mechanism for receiving and responding to consumer input.
If interested, please complete the information below to receive an application or call the Cardiovascular Administrative office at 717-851-4666. We look forward to hearing from you.