Patient and Family Advisory Council for Quality and Safety
Report to the Community 2016
Sharing Decisions. Caring Moments.
Hands clasped in unity—and a heart-felt belief in a shared vision. Quality. Safety. Compassion. Collaboration. Health care providers, families and patients working together to shape positive patient experiences—and the best possible outcomes.
This seal, designed by Michele Bleech, MBA, clinical operations administrator, MedStar Georgetown Ob/Gyn, and PFACQS member, represents the essence of the council’s mission.
“We wanted to have an image that truly communicated what this council is, why we exist, and how important our goal is for the hospital,” Bleech explains. “The two hands stand for the patient and provider who in shared decision-making, work together towards the goal of safety and quality in the delivery of care,” she says. The two hands stand for the patient and provider who work together with the shared goal of safety and quality in the delivery of care,” she says.
The hands also hint of wings that reflect the strong Jesuit principles that have shaped the hospital since its inception. At the center of the image stands a heart that demonstrates the spirit of caring. Together these symbols amplify a simple--yet powerful—idea: Sharing decisions. Caring moments.