As a Lakewood Health System Board member, I have been engaged in volunteer committees promoting Patient and Family Advisory Councils and the concerns for patient safety. Several of our Board members attended a Mn Hospital Association winter Trustee Conference and attended a breakout session with Lisa. That so energized us to ask to have a PFAC (Patient and Family Advisory Council) formed at Lakewood. We have had presentations on patient and staff safety. The MAPS Committee stresses advocacy by patients for a voice in their caregiving and safety. With patients involved in their care, and having a voice they will achieve greater health and knowledge.