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Patient Family Partnership Council

The IOP Patient Family Partnership Council

MUSC established an IOP Patient Family Partnership Council that consists of four family members and four consumers, each having first-hand experience with mental illness and/or addiction, who serve on IOP Patient Satisfaction Team, Admission Criteria Task Force and participate in IOP New Employee Orientation.  The group facilitated Crisis Intervention Training for MUSC Safety & Security staff and a weekly spiritual support group for IOP inpatients.  They were featured in the MUSC Catalyst and the Post & Courier, helping to destigmatize mental illness.

Our Vision and Mission

The MUSC Patient Family Partnership Council seeks to enhance the delivery of patient and family-centered care through a partnership between patients and families, and doctors and staff. Our vision is to achieve a level of care where patient and family involvement is expected and welcomed by all. The Patient Family Partnership Council will encourage two-way communication between patients and families, and doctors and staff, in an environment of trust and respect.


Patients and family members from MUSC are eligible to become members of the Council. Members should be committed to building a partnership to understand the needs of the patients and families they represent and to implement programs and policies to address health care challenges within MUSC. Each council member must submit an application and be interviewed. The Council shall strive to create a membership that reflects the diversity of the MUSC patient population in terms of medical diagnoses, geographic areas and cultural diversity.

For more information or if you would like to become a member, please contact Bryan Counts.


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