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Patient and Family-Centered Care

Patient and Family-Centered Care

Open and effective communication between health care professionals and families is crucial to achieving the highest level of treatment and best possible outcomes for pediatric patients.

At Goryeb Children’s Hospital, Hersh Children’s Center and the Children's Center at Chilton Medical Center, every member of your child’s care team is trained to work in partnership with you to make sure your child’s needs are always addressed.

Parents and family members help give children strength and courage to to face medical situations that can be difficult and complicated. We know family members also provide essential information and insight which enhance the skill with which our experts approach each child’s individual needs.

We call our approach “patient- and family-centered care” and incorporate this philosophy into every aspect of our clinical and research practice. We respond to the preferences, needs and values of every family and we are committed to designing treatment plans that honor your beliefs and traditions. Our family advisory council, composed of parents, guardians and caregivers, meets regularly to guide care and training for our teams.