Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) is currently recruiting family members for our Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Family Advisory Council.
Who is eligible to join the council?
We are looking for BIDMC families (parents and caregivers) who have had a
baby or babies in our Newborn Intensive Care Unit within the past two years
to bring their experiences and perspectives and help us improve the care we
provide to patients and families alike.
When was the council created?
The NICU Advisory Council was created in June 2006, and was one of BIDMC's
first family advisory councils.
What are the areas of focus?
The NICU Family Advisory Council focuses on program development, facilities
improvement, patient/family and staff relations, fundraising and other
issues that are important to families during and after their baby's NICU
What kind of outcomes have you had?
The NICU Family Advisory Council has spearheaded and implemented many
Extensive Family-Friendly Facelift, including renovated reception area,
family waiting room and family resource room
Developed and launched Parents-on-Rounds Program
Creation of bi-annual memorial service
Held NICU 15th Anniversary Reunion, bringing together more than 1000
children, parents and staff
Elimination of "change-of-shift" requirement for parents and visitors
to leave NICU
Launched pilot program, NICU Parent Connection Post-Discharge Parent
Improved family satisfaction survey results
What is the commitment?
The NICU Family Advisory Council currently meets three to four times a
year, with committees meeting more frequently. We request a two-year
Do you provide food and parking?
We provide parking vouchers and food during mealtimes for meetings at
How do I apply?
complete an application
and select the Newborn Intensive Care Advisory Council when answering the
Who do I contact for more information?
For more information and questions, please contact Molly Wylie, NICU Family
Program Manager, at
Last Updated: October 9, 2015