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Patient and Family Advisory Council

Patient and Family Advisory Council


“To provide inclusive world class care guided by the voice of our patients and community at the LAC+USC Medical Center”

LAC+USCs new Patient Family Advisory Council (PFAC) was created with engaged, diverse staff and patient/community partnership representatives, dedicated to work together to improve the quality and safety of our care. We hold monthly bi-lingual meetings with leadership partners and frontline staff to provide input from the patient and community perspective on healthcare improvement projects. Here are a few of our projects.

  • Outpatient Pharmacy services improvement project
  • Clinical Tower Pharmacy waiting room re-design
  • Pre-surgical process re-design
  • New admission patient education video
  • Primary care drive-through vaccine project
  • “Better Normal Nancy” telehealth visit improvement – names after our very own Patient Family Advisor, Nancy Velasquez
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) ICU Project
  • Language Sensitive Care Project
  • Community Outreach Strategies
  • SMS Appointment Readiness Text Messaging
  • GI Lab Procedural Appointment Process Improvement
  • Opioid Stewardship
  • EDx
  • Language Access and Inclusion Signage
  • DHS PFAC Telehealth Task Force

Patient and Family Advisor interview are held monthly. Applications for referrals/candidate are available via hard copy throughout the Medical Center and electronically on the left car in English, Spanish, and Chinese. English and Spanish forms can also be accessed with there respective QR codes found at the bottom of this page.

As of 2021 our Patient Family Advisors has volunteered 178 hours, provided the patient perspective and membership on our ongoing hospital committees and participated in 22 QI projects!

English App


Want to Join Our Committee?

Scan the QR to fill out the English or Spanish Application.
Spanish App


LAC+USC’s DHS Capstone Patient Family Advisory Presentation

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Meet the PFAC Team

Meet the team that makes this great program possible!

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Past Events

Nurse’s Week LGBTQ Yoga Event
Patient Family Advisor Recruitment
Wellness Center 5th Year Celebration
Patient Family Advisor Recruitment
DHS Gateway Patient and Family Centered Care Collaboration Capstone Presentation
For more information, please email leslmartinez@dhs.lacounty.gov.