The Family Advisory Support Team (FAST) includes parents and other caretakers of children who are recent patients at Children’s of Mississippi. This includes Batson Children’s Hospital in Jackson and our pediatric clinics throughout the state.
Through their feedback, FAST members provide insight to the needs of pediatric patients and their families. They shape decisions that impact quality care, safety, and the total patient experience. FAST members collaborate with health care providers, staff, and hospital administrators.
FAST members meet to address a range of patient care concerns. They see the “big picture” beyond their personal experiences. At the same time, they share their personal stories in meaningful ways. They are able to speak honestly and comfortably in a group setting, while also listening to and respecting the perspectives of others.
To join FAST, a member must:
Once accepted, all members will be asked to:
*Includes annual flu shot (health permitting) and TB skin test. UMMC will provide these services free of charge for FAST members.
For more details about FAST, please send email to ChildrensFAST@umc.edu.