Hospital Services – Social Services

 

Social Service at St. Alexius Hospital recognizes the relationship that psychosocial factors have to illness in influencing the patient’s recovery. We provide services to patients, families, and hospital personnel that promote optimal social functioning and treat the patient as a total person with social, spiritual and emotional needs as well as physical needs. Through direct service to patients and their families as well as collaboration and consultation with physicians and other personnel, Social Service can assist the patient in utilizing healthcare services and their own resources in treating an illness. Additionally, social work services are provided to facilitate continuity of care and treatment during admission, residential, discharge and aftercare.