David Howard, social worker, was nominated by staff on 5 South, General Hospital for going above and beyond his job in assisting a patient in becoming independent.
The patient is in his 50s and had never lived on his own due to an illness. The patient’s mother had always cared for him, but she became ill and could not care for him any longer.
Howard made arrangements for housing, rental assistance, medical care, medications, furniture and even grocery shopping.
But most of all, Howard assisted the patient with the confidence to begin living independently.
Since the transition, Howard has met with this patient on numerous occasions, including taking him to tour his apartment, and has also assisted the patient with clothing.
Congratulations to the other March nominees: 3 West, Cindy Bowyer, Bobby Collins, Michelle Comer, Patty Holland, Linda Hunsley, Labor/Delivery, Microbiology Lab, Carrel Mitchell, Delores Parker, Corleen Patterson, Becky Rebrook, Eric Richmond, Dr. Jayesh Shah, Dr. Patrick Stone, Heather Taylor, Janet Toney, Dr. Paul Wagner, Jeannette Woods.