American Family Children's Hospital

Working as partners, UW Health and Patient and Family Advisors seek to transform health care delivery by providing a forum for the patient's and family's voices to be heard and understood.


Are you a UW Health patient or patient family member? If so, we want to partner with you to create the best patient experience possible at UW Health. The only way we can do that is with your unique perspective and expertise as a Patient and Family Advisor.


UW Health Patient and Family Advisor Partnership: Two women talking

Partners In Care


UW Health is nationally recognized for its commitment to patient- and family-centered care. Approximately 180 Patient and Family Advisors are actively engaged in improvement efforts, partnering with staff throughout UW Health. Their contributions span numerous Patient and Family Advisory Councils and dozens of work groups and committees.


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UW Health Patient and Family Advisor Program: Man talking to woman 

Making A Difference


"We’re grateful for the experience and passion that our Patient and Family Advisors brought to the development of a new inpatient guide, which is making a much needed improvement to the patient and family experience at UW Health."


– Shawn Arneson, Director, Guest Services


Patient and Family Advisor Partnership Program Progress Report 2015 (pdf)

Meet Our Advisors


What's it like to be a Patient and Family Advisor at UW Health? Watch this short video featuring some of our advisors describing their experiences.


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UW Health Patient and Family Advisor rounding work: Two people talking



Patient and Family Advisors are working with UW Health doctors and nurses to make hospital rounding more patient-friendly.


Learn more about our advisor efforts