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Patient and Family Advisory Committee (PFAC)

What is a patient and family advisor?  A patient and family advisor is someone who:

  • Wants to help improve the quality of our hospital’s care for all patients and family members.

  • Gives feedback to the hospital based on his or her own experiences as a patient or family member.

  • Helps us plan changes to improve how we take care of patients.

  • Works with the hospital for either short- or long-term commitments, depending on the project.

  • Volunteers his or her time (usually at least 1 hour and not more than 4 hours per month).

Current PFAC members:

Mallory Bender

Mallory Bender,
PA-C, Advisor

Jody King

Jody King

Presley Moffitt

Presley Moffitt


Patient and family advisors provide a voice that represents all patients and families of patients who receive care at Boone County Hospital. They partner with hospital doctors, nurses, and administrators to help improve the quality of our hospital’s care for all patients and family members.

What do patient and family advisors do?  If you are an advisor for our hospital, you can help us in the following ways:

  • Share your story.  Advisors help by talking about their health care experiences with clinicians, staff, and other patients.

  • Participate in discussion groups.  Advisors tell us what it’s like to be a patient at our hospital and what we can do to improve.

  • Review or help create educational or informational materials.  Advisors help review or create materials like forms, health information handouts, and discharge instructions.  Advisors help us make these materials easier for all patients and family members to understand and use.

  • Work on short-term projects.  We sometimes ask advisors to partner with us in making improvements—for example, helping to plan and design a family resource room.

  • Serve on a patient and family advisory council.  An advisory council discusses and plans changes to improve hospital quality and safety.  Members include patients, family members, and hospital staff.

For more information about being a patient and family advisor, call Angi Ellsworth at (515) 433-8488 / OR Addison Enns, (515) 433-8465 /

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