Department of Social Service Mission Statement

SS6The Department of Social Service's mission seeks to improve patients' and families' abilities to obtain maximum benefit from health care resources by:

  • Serving patients/families, throughout the health care continuum, who are vulnerable and who need assistance with financial resources, utilizing community resources, or with personal/family issues;
  • Providing interdisciplinary leadership and promoting collaboration to continually improve discharge planning and continuity of care services;
  • Fostering partnerships with community health and human service providers;
  • Advocating for health care policy and legislation that recognizes and accommodates the need for affordable, accessible, and patient-centered health care;
  • Training the next generation of social work clinicians.