Partnering in Care with Patients and Family Members
RIDGEWOOD, NJ -- October 11, 2012 -- The Valley Hospital recently formed a Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC), which is made up of staff members, former patients, and family members of patients. The PFAC will serve as a resource to ensure that the opinions and feedback of patients and family members are integrated and incorporated into patient care.
Shown here are the members of the PFAC. Seated (left to right): Ann Kastner, Ramsey; Ines Bunza, Ridgewood; Tom Freeswick, Ramsey; Joyce Sinclair, Waldwick; Betty and Gary Patton, Mahwah; and Valerie Colangelo, New Milford, co-chair, Patient and Family Advisory Council.
Standing (left to right): Janet Hamill, R.N., Holistic Service Practitioner; Kathleen Sayles, R.N., Manager, Cardiac Clinical Trials; Charles Vannoy, R.N., Director of Medical/Surgical Services; Paul Redfield; George Tashji; Jean Neri; Harry Ferguson; Bob Vernooy; Tom McAndrews; Bettyann Kempin, R.N., Assistant Vice President, Medical Surgical Services; Michele Mitchell, R.N., Manager, Facilities Development; Josie Bodino, R.N., Director, Medical Surgical Services; Peter Diestel, Senior Vice President, Administration and Chief Operating Officer; Steve Testa, Assistant Vice President, The Valley Hospital Foundation; Mike Burke, R.N., Director, Applications Support; Liz Tortorella, Director, Volunteer Services; Derrick Lieb, R.N., Manager, Cheel 4 Orthopedics; and Pam Bell, Director of Patient and Family Centered Care and co-chair, Patient and Family Advisory Council.