Social Services

photo slideshow of two people sitting on bed talking, and member of social services staff

Social Services

The Social Services Department is based on the philosophy that total care of a patient involves physical, mental and psychosocial aspects. Patient autonomy and self-determination are encouraged. The department staff strives to help create an environment in which the optimum level of functioning is available for the patient, both in the hospital and after discharge.

Primary functions of the Social Service Department include:

Preparation for patient to go home from the hospital including home health care, medical equipment and nursing home transition
Attending to the patients' psychosocial needs
Supportive counseling
Advance Directives


Contact Us

Jenny Gilleland 712-623-7204
Diane Gnaedinger 712-623-7210