Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
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Nashville, TN 37232

(615) 936-1000

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Family Advisory Council

Family Advisory Council Members

Time and again, you’ll hear the administrators, doctors, and staff at Children’s Hospital refer to our “patient and family-centered” approach to health care for children. We take this commitment very seriously and enlist the help of a group of parents known as the Family Advisory Council. 

The Council includes parents and hospital staff who:

  • Identify family concerns and priorities
  • Promote patient and family-centered care
  • Offer input in planning programs and policies
  • Create education and support resources for families and health care providers


Families with children who experience Children's Hospital and/or its clinics are often experts when it comes to health care issues.

Joining the Family Advisory Council is one way to help improve the quality of care and services for all children and their families. The Council provides families with an opportunity to make a significant impact. Members of the Council play an important role in sharing recommendations to hospital leaders. More information is available in our charter document.

We welcome families with diverse backgrounds who represent the rich diversity of health care issues, diagnoses, and cultures among the families we serve. The Council currently meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in Children's Hospital Conference Room 2104. If you are interested in joining, please email

Contact us

Janet Cross
Administrative Director of Patient- and Family-Centered Care
(615) 936-0097

Last Edited: October 20, 2017
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