NICU Parent Advisory Council

Our mission: To advocate for and teach the practice of family-centered care in the Cape Fear Valley NICU.

What does a Parent Advisor do?

The Cape Fear Valley NICU values the opinions and suggestion of families. The concept of family-centered care is based on the idea that family members are actively involved as partners in the care of their children.

Qualities of a Parent Advisor

  • Shares insight and experience in productive ways.
  • Sees beyond his/her own personal experience
  • Respects diversity and differing opinion
  • Listens well
  • Collaborates on solutions
  • Has a passion for enhancing the healthcare experience for all

Are you interested in improving the Cape Fear Valley NICU?

We are looking for parents who:

  • Have had a baby in the Cape Fear Valley NICU who was discharged at least one year ago
  • Can commit to at least one year of involvement in the NICU Parent Advisor Council
  • Are able to attend monthly meetings

Several of our Accomplishments

  • Established a lending library for parents, including furniture donated by Systel Business Equipment and literature provided by the Cape Fear Valley Auxiliary
  • Installed a computer and electronic educational parent resources, funded by the Exchange Club of Greater Fayetteville
  • Coordinated renovations of the Breastfeeding Room in the NICU, funded by the Cape Fear Valley Health Foundation’s Friends of Children

Parent Advisory Council Meeting Information

The Parent Advisor Council meets monthly to participate in hospital decision-making and to help educate families and staff about family-centered care.

The meeting schedule is set by the council in order to best accommodate the members’ individual schedules. A meeting schedule may be obtained by contacting the Caper Fear Valley NICU at (910) 615-5490 or you can contact our staff co-chair Stephanie Burford at (910) 615-5486