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The Family Advisory Council

The Family Advisory Council (FAC) is a leadership council working directly with hospital administration to forward the ideals of family centered-care at St. Jude.

When the Family Advisory Council first met in the summer of 2008, the council’s eight parents and five staff members didn’t know what to expect. Now the new year finds our council members entrenched in a variety of projects impacting the daily operations of St. Jude. Wherever you look, you’ll find the presence of families helping to shape the experience of care at St. Jude.


The Family Advisory Council is committed to fostering the mutually beneficial partnership of patients, families and healthcare providers in creating informed, respectful, safe and effective quality of care.

Roles of FAC members

Council members assist the organization in many ways, including: