The month of March marks the annual celebration of National Professional Social Work Month. This year’s theme, “Social Workers Stand Up,” was selected by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) to highlight how social workers stand up for millions of people each day. They stand up by comforting people who are experiencing devastating illnesses, ensuring they get the best care. They stand up and support our brave military veterans and their families. They work in communities and with national, state and local government to provide services and pass legislation to stand with and help the most vulnerable.
Heartland’s social workers provide counselling and assistance with social and financial issues relating to a patient’s medical condition and connect patients with helpful community resources. Social workers are a valuable resource for our patients and their families. We hope that recognizing social workers for their hard work and dedication will also be a way of educating people about the resources available to individuals and families in need of assistance.
By recognizing National Professional Social Work Month, Heartland intends to bring attention to the role that social workers play in alleviating personal and social issues. Social workers help people in all stages of life and in all situations through education and training. Hospice care, health, aging, cancer and mental health are just a few of the issues that social workers deal with on a daily basis. Heartland is celebrating this month by recognizing and thanking social workers for enriching the lives of our patients.
Heartland thanks our social workers as well as all social workers around the country for their tireless effort to enrich the lives of patients every day. Social workers are an integral part of the Heartland team helping Heartland fulfill our caring promises and providing the care our patients so richly deserve.
Again, “Thank You,” to all social workers who make “enriching life” their goal.