The Patient/Family Advisory Council was initiated in 2008 as part of Valley View’s Planetree culture. Planetree is a philosophy of care with the objective to personalize, humanize, and demystify each healthcare experience from the patient’s perspective and, in so doing, create a healing partnership between the patient and his/her caregivers.

Purpose Statement:
Valley View Hospital’s Patient/Family Advisory Council will uphold the Planetree philosophy and demonstrate its values by involving staff, patients, and families to actively improve the patient care of our hospital. We shall do this by listening and implementing change to improve the experience of all patients.

Consisting of community members and caregivers who have had recent hospital experiences, the Council serves as an ongoing connection with the patient perspective and works with staff to improve the experience of patients and their families.

Join the Council

We are always looking for new members. If you are a recent patient or family member of a recent patient and would like to contribute to furthering patient-centered care at Valley View, you may consider joining our Council. We meet once a month and are looking for people with the following qualities:

  • Are committed to positive change at Valley View
  • Respect and value a variety of experiences and perspectives
  • Are active listeners and contributors
  • Are advocates for the Planetree philosophy of patient-centered care

For more information, please contact Wendy Tennis,
Planetree Coordinator at 970.384.6640 or

Recent Contributions
  • Advance Directives
  • Health Fair education
  • Financial Assistance process
  • Patient Portal development
  • Patient Experience improvement
  • Medication education at discharge