Family Advisory Board

Family Advisory Board

Children’s Nebraska strives to provide an exceptional experience for every patient and family. We know this means establishing a relationship built on trust, courtesy and respect, and from the earliest stage of treatment, partnering with our patients and families.

Mission statement: To create an exceptional experience for every family. . . Through Collaboration, Compassion, Connection, and Respect

Vision statement: Collectively represent families in our community

Since 2008, Children’s has invited parents to join us as family advisors. The advisory network has expanded to consist of many groups:

  • Family Advisory Board (all specialties)
  • Children’s Physicians Family Advisory Council
  • Cardiac Family Advisory Council
  • Endocrinology Family Advisory Council
  • Hematology/Oncology Family Advisory Council

This network helps to support and guide our efforts to deliver the highest standard of family-centered care throughout our organization.

Our family advisors:

  • Provide a vital link between Children’s and the community
  • Provide supportive channels of communication between families and hospital staff
  • Provide input and feedback on delivery of services for children and their families
  • Provide input regarding program development
  • Assist in planning for new facilities and services

Family advisors have:

  • Redesigned care boards for patient rooms
  • Provided input on family space for the new Hubbard Center for Children
  • Created hospital murals, signage, and directories
  • Created inpatient admission folders
  • Guided communication around rapidly changing COVID-19 precautions and restrictions
  • Offered input on Children’s Connect, reporting quality and safety data, and more

Family Advisory Council Nomination Form

“I joined the board because I knew nothing about Children’s until I was pregnant with my son. We found out he was going to have some challenges and would be delivered at Childrens. I was lost but met some really great staff that helped me through everything. I joined the board because I want to make sure that no other families feel lost when getting the news that their child(ren) will be spending extra time at the hospital. We are lucky to have such a wonderful organization right here in Nebraska and I want to share that.”

— Liz Evers


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