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Social Work

Telephone: 410-550-0296

Director: Kai Shea, MSW, LCSW-C
Department Leadership:

  • Phoebe Rostov, LCSW, Senior Program Manager for Integrated Behavioral Health
  • Hannah Kozaczek, LCSW-C, Social Work Supervisor for Adult Ambulatory and Inpatient Services
  • Camillia Whitehead, LCSW-C, Social Work Supervisor for Maternal Child Health, Emergency Department and Weekend Service

Medical social workers collaborate with other professionals such as doctors, nurses, discharge coordinators, administrative staff and physical therapists as part of an interdisciplinary team. They work to prepare patients for life after leaving the hospital setting and to support to clients and family members in the forms of discharge planning, psychosocial counseling, grief counseling, case management, and referrals.

There is no charge for this confidential assistance. You or your family may request this service by calling the above number or by asking your doctor or nurse to make a referral for you.

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