What is Suncoast Hospice of Hillsborough’s Family Advisory Council?
Suncoast Hospice of Hillsborough’s Family Advisory Council (FAC) is a diverse group of community members who have previously experienced Suncoast Hospice of Hillsborough services and now volunteer as advisors on how we can enhance the patient and family care experience.

Why should I join the FAC?
You can help us improve our services and make a positive difference in the lives of hospice patients and their families through your experiences and sharing your unique perspective.

Who is eligible to serve on the FAC?
To become a member of the FAC, you must:

  • Be a former Suncoast Hospice of Hillsborough patient family member and/or caregiver (within the last five years)
  • Be able to commit to bi-monthly meetings and serve consistently
  • Share Empath Health’s commitment to excellence, diversity and promotion of Full Life Care
  • Have a positive approach and the ability to share and see different points of view

How can I join the FAC?

You must complete an application and go through an interview.  Space is limited so it is possible that not all applicants will be able to serve on the Council, but all applications will be kept on file as future openings occur. Please contact our Quality Representative, Samantha Hafner, at (727) 523-2137 or email Quality&ServiceExcellence@EmpathHealth.org if you have questions about FAC or the application process.

Application Process Requirements/Steps:

  • FAC/Volunteer Services Application
  • Interview
  • Completion of a HIPAA Confidentiality Acknowledgment
  • Orientation to the Council


Suncoast Hospice of Hillsborough FAC Membership Application

Thank you for your interest in the Suncoast Hospice of Hillsborough Family Advisory Council. Membership requires your successful completion of the registration process with Suncoast Hospice of Hillsborough, a member of Empath Health. All your information will be treated as confidential.
(* represents a required response)

  • A criminal conviction will be considered only as it applies to the volunteer position for which you are applying. The seriousness, nature of the offense, time lapsed, and rehabilitation will be taken into account.
  • I certify that the answers given by me are true, accurate and complete. I am at least 18 years of age and out of high school and I authorize the investigation of all statements or information that I have made on this volunteer application. I understand that any misrepresentation or omission of facts requested from this application is cause for disqualification from the volunteer process. I acknowledge I am applying for a volunteer appointment, and that this is not an application for, or contract of, employment, and that, if appointed, I will submit to all Empath Health requirements and take all required trainings where applicable. I understand that as a volunteer I will not be compensated for my service.
  • By typing your first and last name, you certify that all your answers are true, accurate and complete.
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