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Since our inception in 1999, the Pediatric Patient and Family Advisory Council (PPFAC) has served as a national model for healthcare institutions. By partnering with staff members of Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, we help improve the patient experience and ensure patient- and family-centered care.
Do you want to share your voice and experience, guide the development of projects, and shape key decisions that affect the patient care and family experience at Dana-Farber? Contact us today.
You do not need to be a member to provide your input, although new applicants are always welcome. Five to six key administrative staff members serve as voting members of the Councils. Other staff leaders are invited guests and routinely attend meetings.
For more information about the Pediatric Patient and Family Advisory Council, including membership, please call 617-632-4319 or email email@example.com.
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Pettengill is executive director of the African Food and Peace Foundation. Raised in southern Africa and educated in South Africa, she has a personal interest in addressing development initiatives in third world countries. Her daughter, Sophie, was treated at Dana-Farber for acute lymphoblastic leukemia and is now an active member of the Dana-Farber community.
In July 1999, as Rossman daughter was completing treatment for Ewing sarcoma, she was asked to join a fledgling group of parents and staff of a new council to improve the systems of the pediatric oncology program. She has been a member ever since, and has watched the program evolve over 17 years. A mother and a dietitian, Rossman has a master’s degree in health care administration and an interest in hospital operations.
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