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Family Advisory Council

At Goryeb Children’s Hospital, the Family Advisory Council promotes patient- and family-centered care by providing resources and guidance to both hospital staff and family members.

A mom, dad and two kids pose together

The Council aims to forge a comprehensive and compassionate partnership among patients, families and health care professionals through communication and collaboration. We want to ensure that families always have a voice in their child’s care.

Family advisors are parents of children who have received or are receiving pediatric care at Goryeb Children’s Hospital at Morristown Medical Center. Through their personal narratives, family advisors illustrate how health care professionals can fulfill our patient- and family-centered care mission, values and philosophy. They help health care professionals understand what families most want and need from caregivers in order to collaborate and communicate effectively with them throughout all stages of a child’s care.


To become a Family Advisory Council member, you must be committed to the idea of positive change, be an active listener and pass a background check.