Five Questions with…Jennifer.

Posted March 24th, 2022

Welcome to our newest blog series, “Five Questions With…”  In this series, we will highlight the unsung heroes that make healthcare work. From guest services, to the phlebotomist, the pet therapy volunteer and the environmental services workers.  These individuals enhance our experiences when we are getting care and highlight human connection and support. Thank you for all […]

Building Your Fort of Support: Tips from a Breast Cancer Social Worker

Posted October 27th, 2021

As Breast Cancer Awareness Month comes to an end, you might be noticing a few different feelings. You might be thrilled that each year, the entire month of October is dedicated to educating, fundraising, and advocating for all things breast cancer. You might feel empowered and inspired by the work you and your community have […]

March is Social Work Month

Posted March 11th, 2019

It is hard to believe it when I type it, but 25 years ago, I moved to Philadelphia to study social work at the University of Pennsylvania. Wow. 25 years. It’s my silver anniversary as a social worker. Wow, the stories I could tell you… Every March is designated as Social Work Month. This year’s […]

Make ‘em Laugh: The Power of Humor to Help Care for Ourselves

Posted March 16th, 2018

This morning, I had the honor of giving a social work month lecture at a local hospital. I give a lot of talks—usually focused on patient education, survivorship, responding to cancer related distress or social work/medical ethics. But for this talk, I wanted to do something different…something special. Social work is tough stuff. We are […]

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Thank you, social workers!

Posted March 14th, 2016

March is Social Work month. Yes, that is right, we get a WHOLE MONTH to celebrate our profession—which is often looked down upon, misunderstood and often underpaid! This year marks my 20th anniversary as a social worker! I remember when I told people I was going to social work school. Often I heard, “Why are […]