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Perinatal Family Advisory Board

What is the PFAB?

The Perinatal Family Advisory Board (PFAB meets monthly and works collaboratively with hospital administration and staff of St. John’s Regional Medical Center to insure that Obstetrics (OB) patients remain at the heart of all we do.

PFAB Mission - We Work Together To:

  • Improve the quality and delivery of care to our expectant parents and their families.
  • Provide an environment that is safe and comfortable for our patients and their families.
  • Improve the patient and family experience.
  • Develop and/or change policies and programs that impact OB patient care, both in the hospital and in the community.
  • Provide effective communication to our OB patients and their families so they can fully participate in decisions affecting their health care.
  • Ensure continuity of care from before birth through a child’s early development.

Monthly Meeting Objectives:

  • Identify OB patient and family needs and concerns.
  • Provide feedback on current systems and processes in the hospitals.
  • Generate new ideas to improve the standard of care.
  • Act as catalysts and advocate to integrate family-centered care.

Hospital Commitment

Hospital representatives to the Perinatal Family Advisory Board are committed to promoting synergistic relationships between St. John’s Regional Medical Center and the patients we serve. We promise to listen objectively to the thoughts and concerns of our patients and their families, as well as our community leaders. We promise to be transparent and forthright. We commit to bringing their recommendations to the leadership of our hospital as a vehicle for change.           

Membership Information and Application

Patient representatives to the PFAB have received perinatal and maternity care at St. John’s Regional Medical Center and represent the diverse backgrounds, diagnoses, and cultures that we serve. We provide lunch at this meeting. Your child/children are welcome to attend the meetings with you.

What is the Advisory Board Member Criteria? You must be able to:

  • Attend meetings once a month (third Wednesday of each month from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.
  • Maintain appropriate and confidential handling of personal information
  • Listen objectively to differing opinions
  • Comfortably express your own opinions in an insightful and constructive manner
  • Focus on issues and priorities that differ from your own
  • Work comfortably in a group where backgrounds, experience, and leadership style may be different than your own.

What is the Time Commitment?

Board members make a commitment for one calendar year. The Board will meet once a month. Board members may be asked to participate in activities such as educational workshops and community outreach. 

Learn More

For more information about PFAB, please contact Diane Sanchez at (805) 988-2784 or [email protected]

To download the PFAB application please click here.