NICU Patient and Family Advisory Council

The NICU Patient and Family Advisory Council, made up of NICU family members from UnityPoint Health – Meriter and American Family Children's Hospital, helps to improve the family experience and quality of care at both facilities.

We are seeking a wide range of perspectives and opinions. We encourage NICU family members of any cultural background, age or ability to indicate their interest in serving on the Council.

Your input can help future NICU patient families. A Patient and Family Advisory Council can help us improve the experience for future NICU families by:

  • Offering advice on how we can provide the best possible NICU experience for the entire family
  • Helping NICU physicians, nurses and staff better understand situations from the family's perspective
  • Helping us create or update patient/family educational materials to be more reader-friendly
  • Sharing stories to inform, educate or inspire

Reinforcing the idea that patient families and health care providers are equal partners who work together to seek the very best care for every baby, mother and family

About the Meetings

The NICU Patient and Family Advisory Council meets four times a year on weeknights, and dinner is provided.

Join the Council

If you are interested in becoming a member of the NICU Patient and Family Advisory Council, please complete our application form.