The month of March is National Social Work Month and Cornerstone VNA is proud to celebrate their Medical Social Worker (MSW) team. Cornerstone VNA’s MSW team includes Hollie Crosbie, MSW, LICSW, Kristie Bonyman, BSW, Anna Fordyce, MSW, Sharon Omand, MSW and Anna Shultz, MSW, CMC. MSW’s are part of Cornerstone VNA’s multi-disciplinary team and work closely with their nurses and therapists to meet the needs of patients and their families. Specifically, MSW’s address the social, economic and emotional issues that an individual may experience related to their illness or injury. Additionally, MSW’s offer education and access to community resources, long term care planning, assistance completing advance directives, and counseling and education to improve coping and reduce stress.
The theme of National Month of Social Work 2019 is “Elevate Social Work”. In keeping with that theme, Cornerstone VNA is proud to celebrate and promote their professional social work team. Hollie Crosbie, MSW, LICSW, who works in the Hospice Care program states, “Sharing the beauty in a life lived and help in finding the beauty in a peaceful death is a gift I am blessed to share as a social worker.” Kristie Bonyman, BSW, also shares, “As a social worker I love being invited into someone’s life to help, provide support and make a difference.” According to Sharon Omand, Home Care MSW, “Someone told me once that Social Workers are like a stone thrown in the water. We see how we help that one person and it ripples out to others who are affected by that person getting that help.”
According to Jennifer Gullison, RN, MSN, Chief Clinical Officer, “Social Workers offer help, compassion and resources to our patients who are in need of guidance and support.” Gullison adds, “Our patients are able to stay safely at home thanks to the valuable assistance provided by our experienced social work team.”