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YRMC Patient Partners Council Charter


  • An organized collaboration for enhancing the work among the Partners and with other stakeholders

Scope of Work

Scope: Collaborate with the unit staff and other stakeholders within a shared governance model in order to:

  • Offer input into patient care and organizational processes
  • Help to identify the patient/family needs from the perspective of the healthcare consumer.
  • Participate in activities and/or committees assisting in enhancing the mission of YRMC.
  • Actively partner with staff and leadership in support of YRMC goals and objectives.
  • Improve understanding of PFCC Partner's role. Partner with all members to improve individual responsibility in support of Patient & Family Centered Care at YRMC.


The Patient Partner Council Values the concepts of:

  • Collaboration
  • Patient/Family focused
  • Accountability
  • Mutual Respect and dignity
  • Celebrating successes
  • Shared decision making

Partnert Council Members

  • There will be 2 Co-chairs
  • There will be 13 Patient Partners
  • Length of term for serving on the Council - 2 years
  • The length of terms will be staggered
  • Co-chairs be selected by nomination and then majority vote
  • Future council members be selected by nomination and then majority vote

Hospital Staff

  • Administrative Director
  • Ratio of hospital personnel to Partners - 1:3

Records Management

  • The designated administrative assistant will be responsible for the typing and distribution of the agenda, minutes.
  • The agenda will be forwarded to the facilitator and co-facilitator prior to the scheduled meeting.
  • Minutes will be distributed to the committee one week prior to the next scheduled meeting for review/revisions.
  • Copies of meeting minutes will be available for the Partner's to read in a binder stored in the Administrative Director's office.

Ground Rules

  • Meetings to be held once a month
  • Meetings will begin at 5:30 pm
  • Quorum - 50% of Partners need to be present at the meeting in order to hold meeting and make decisions
  • Agenda items submission deadline - Prior to next meeting
  • Voting procedure/Making decisions- Majority vote rules
  • Staff members do not have voting privileges.

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