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Caring for Your Family, by Listening to You

At AdventHealth for Children, formerly Florida Hospital for Children, we constantly work with our Family and Teen Advisory Councils to listen their first hand experience and perspectives to help shape our decisions and planning efforts.

The Foundation of Everything We Do

Teen and Family Advisory Councils

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Family Advisory Council

Launched in 2010, the Family Advisory Council is comprised of parents and guardians who provide guidance for many key decisions here at AdventHealth for Children, formerly Florida Hospital for Children. Their input and feedback offers hospital administrators a parent, family and patient perspective that is invaluable to us.

Each member of the council has had a child treated at our hospital. As such, they have tremendous insight about our facility, staff, services and quality of care.

If you would like to be considered for an appointment to the Family Advisory Council, download the eligibility requirements here and fill out our application.

Family Advisory Council 2019 Annual Report

Please contact Lisa Robertson at [email protected]  or by phone at Call407-303-7897 if you have any questions.

Family E-Council

Who We Are

AdventHealth for Children's E-Council is an online advisory council made up of parents and guardians who want to share their perspectives about the care received at AdventHealth for Children. Their input and feedback offers hospital administrators a parent, family and patient perspective for future improvements.

E-Council members will assist AdventHealth for Children on its journey to excellence by responding to discussion posts and surveys on our E-Council website.

Who Should Join the E-Council?

Any parent or guardian who has had a child treated at our hospital.

The E-Council is appealing for those who would like to take part in an advisory council, but are unable to due to time, transportation or childcare issues.

What Do E-Council Members Discuss?

E-Council members are asked to discuss topics such as: safety, quality of care, facility design, food and nutrition, family support and other topics that relate to improving patient care.

Topics and discussions are posted weekly for E-Council members to respond to with their thoughts, opinions and any other information the members would like to have AdventHealth for Children consider.

Guidelines for Participating 

The AdventHealth for Children E-Council is:

  • An advisory group
  • A forum to share your own thoughts and experiences
  • A forum to give feedback on initiatives
  • A forum to give suggestions for improvement

The AdventHealth for Children E-Council is NOT:

  • An advocacy group
  • A forum to voice complaints, or make inappropriate and/or discriminatory remarks
  • A forum for sharing or receiving clinical/medical advice

Security and Confidentiality

The E-Council website is hosted by Groupsite is a secure website. Membership is obtained by submitting an application. An email link to join the AdventHealth for Children E-Council Groupsite is sent once the application request has been approved.

E-Council members should only share information that they are comfortable with others knowing.

E-Council members should treat all information posted in the E-Council as confidential.

Teen Advisory Council

The Teen Advisory Council at AdventHealth for Children is a team of current and former teen patients, who help improve the stay of our patients. Members must be recommended by the multidisciplinary team to be eligible for membership.

Goals include:

  • Planning events for AdventHealth for Children
  • Providing suggestions to make the hospital fun for patients
  • Receiving community service hours
  • Meeting other teens

For more information and to sign up, please contact our Teen Advisory Council.