Patient and Family Advisory Council seeks new members

Posted:  Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 7:00am
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ROCKPORT — The Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC) of Pen Bay Medical Center (PBMC) and Waldo County General Hospital (WCGH) is seeking new community and healthcare members.

Members of the Patient and Family Advisory Council are current and former patients, family members of patients, and current staff of PBMC and WCGH healthcare facilities and practices.

Their goal is to work together to help PBMC and WCGH continuously improve patient and family healthcare experiences.

Ideally, the PFAC should be a diverse group of individuals who represent both the community and the staff at both organizations, according to a news release. The PFAC is seeking members who have had positive, negative or a mix of experiences at PBMC and WCGH.

To learn more, visit either www.pbmc.org/pfac or www.wcgh.org/pfac.

The PFAC pages have information about the council, its mission and also a membership application that can be downloaded and printed. The page also includes the PFAC membership charter and guidelines for reference.

For questions, more information, or to apply, call 207-921-8495.

Pen Bay Medical Center is a nonprofit, community hospital in Rockport. Pen Bay Medical Center operates as a family of services that also includes Pen Bay Physicians and Associates, Quarry Hill Retirement Community and the Knox Center.

Through these organizations, and with a staff of more than 100 physicians and more than 1,500 healthcare professionals, PBMC is able to provide the people of Midcoast Maine with a continuum of both routine and specialty patient-centered medical services, according to the release.

Pen Bay MedicalCenter is a member of the MaineHealth system and Coastal Healthcare Alliance. For more information, visit pbmc.org. 

Waldo County General Hospital is a 2018 Leapfrog Top Rural hospital that operates as a family of services with Waldo County Medical Partners and Penobscot Shores Retirement Community. 

Through these organizations, WCGH is committed to providing excellent care for patients and their families in a friendly, caring atmosphere. 

Services are provided as efficiently as possible with an eye on the future and in collaboration with other community-minded agencies. Waldo County General Hospital is a member of the MaineHealth system and Coastal Healthcare Alliance. For more information,visit wcgh.org.