Social Work Services
Our Social Work Services Department seeks to enhance the quality of patient care, support the delivery of health care services and promote community outreach programs. We work to provide expert, timely, quality care close to home.
We provide clinical social work services and discharge planning for all our patients -- from infants to geriatric -- who receive care and treatment at MedCentral. Social workers participate in multidisciplinary discharge meetings and work closely with the patient care team to develop a discharge plan and provide continuity of care.
- Hospital discharge planning
- Hospital/community resources
- Psychosocial counseling and emotional support
- Financial resources
- Crisis intervention
- Psychosocial educational groups
- Advance directives
- Transportation resources
These services meet or exceed the requirements of the Joint Commission, the Ohio Department of Health and Mental Health, State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board, Medicare and Medicaid and other hospital regulatory entities.
Training and Certification
All of our social workers have a bachelor's degree in social work or a related field and are Licensed Social Workers (LSW); a master's degree in social work (MSW) with LSW; or a MSW with Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW). Social workers are required to maintain an Ohio license, which is renewed every two years.
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