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Cardiac Patient Family Advisory Council

Graphic of four hands reaching for a heart and the words: PFAC patient family advisory council CARDIAC


To support the highest standard of excellence in cardiac care at Children's Mercy through meaningful collaboration between families and hospital staff.


The Cardiac PFAC will work in partnership with Heart Center staff to advocate on behalf of patients and families for the highest quality of care. The council will serve as a voice for families to influence policies and procedures, as well as enhance communication and education for cardiac patients and families.

Meet the Cardiac PFAC Members (PDF).

Parent letter

The Cardiac Patient Family Advisory Council invites you to view our parent letter and video. These were created to show heart families with a recent cardiac diagnosis that although this journey can be a difficult one, we are here to offer hope and solidarity as fellow members of the heart community.


If you have read through the bylaws and feel like this committee would be a good fit for you, please fill out an application.

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Parents Offering Parent Support (POPS)

Children's Mercy offers a program called Parents Offering Parent Support (POPS), a network of trained parent volunteers who mentor other parents through the challenges of their child's health condition. Click the button below to learn more about requesting the support of a mentor or becoming a mentor yourself.