The Department of Neurosurgery values the voice of our patients and their families. The Neurosurgery Patient and Family Advisory Council (NPFAC) was launched in 2012. It is one of the first PFACs formed within UCLA Health. The council was formed in order to facilitate collaboration between the Neurosurgery physicians, staff, patients and families. Wendy Tucker, the wife of a former patient, and Steve Cohen, the Chief Administrative Officer for the department, co-chair the NPFAC.
The group consists of a number of former patients and family members (spouses and parents) treated for a variety of conditions as well as members of the Department of Neurosurgery, including several nurse practitioners and the Director of Quality Analytics.
Patient and Family Advisory Council The Patient and Family Advisory Council is a peer support program started by neurosurgery patients who wanted to give back and reach out to future patients. The group of volunteers meets once per month to have an open dialogue with any interested patients. Patient and Family Advisory Council Story on Instagram
If you have any questions about our program, please contact our Director of Quality, Diana Babayan at firstname.lastname@example.org.