A Letter from our President

Dear Neighbor:

Christine-WrayI am pleased to introduce our hospital’s Patient and Family Advisory Council for Quality and Safety (PFACQS).  Being the primary provider of health care in our community, MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital greatly appreciates its relationship with surrounding communities for generations. We are committed to providing quality health care to you and your family.  We value this relationship and truly believe that creating this council with a shared vision will help to build stronger and healthier communities.  The PFACQS is part of the MedStar Health Institute for Quality and Safety, which leads quality and safety initiatives across all MedStar entities.

Our goal is to have a council that embodies partnership and communication. The council will reflect the diverse communities we serve – diversity in terms of income level, racial and ethnic makeup, health status and religion, to name a few. The council will be composed of patients, family members and/or friends of patients and community leaders, as well as health care professionals.

Please consider submitting an application and joining us on this collaborative journey to serve the community.  The council will meet quarterly in July, October, January, and April, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the multipurpose room (dinner will be served).

If you have questions, please call us at (855) 248-8800 or visit our website at MedStarHealth.org/PFACQS.

Thank you for considering this opportunity to make a difference in your community.


Christine R. Wray, FACHE
President, MedStar St. Mary's Hospital