Patient & Family Advisory Councils

Trust Essentia Health to look to our patients and their families for stories, feedback, and ideas for how to improve our patient experience, the quality of our care, and the health of our communities. One way we do that is through patient and family advisory councils.

What’s a Patient & Family Advisory Council?

A patient and family advisory council is a forum that encourages community members to share their experiences and opinions with Essentia staff. Council members are called patient partners. Their feedback helps us improve our programs, policies, and patient-centered care.

Advisory Councils at Essentia

Northeast Minnesota & Northwest Wisconsin

  • Birthplace at St. Mary’s Medical Center Patient and Family Advisory Council
  • Behavioral Health (Adult Inpatient) Patient and Family Advisory Council
  • Miller-Dwan Rehabilitation Services Patient and Family Advisory Council
  • Pharmacy Patient and Family Advisory Council
  • Deer River Patient and Family Advisory Council
  • Hayward Patient and Family Advisory Council
  • International Falls Patient and Family Advisory Council
  • Sandstone Patient and Family Advisory Council
  • Virginia Patient and Family Advisory Council

Central Minnesota

  • St. Joseph’s Medical Center Patient Advisory Council

Eastern North Dakota & Western Minnesota

  • Fargo Advisory Council
  • Fosston Patient and Family Advisory Council
  • St. Mary’s Detroit Lakes Patient and Family Advisory Council
  • Oak Crossing Family Council