The social workers of NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital are key members of each child's healthcare team, working with children and their families to help manage the complexities of the hospital stay. With decades of experience, our social workers are committed to educating parents, serving as advocates, and facilitating communication during and after the hospital stay. They perform psychosocial assessments, provide counseling and support to help you and your family cope with the emotional stresses of illness and hospitalization, assist with discharge planning to ensure continuity of care for your child, and provide referrals to community services and resources.
The Department of Social Work at NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital maintains an integrated, collaborative partnership with your child's medical and nursing staff. Social workers are key members of teams that provide family-centered care for pediatric patients at the point of their initial visit to one of our outpatient centers or when they arrive at the hospital for inpatient admission.
The mission of the Department of Social Work is to:
Social workers are available on site at NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital in a variety of areas from 8 am to midnight on weekdays and from 8:30 am to 5 pm on weekends. The members of our department represent a wide range of cultures. The languages spoken by our staff include Spanish, Hebrew, Italian, Haitian Creole, and French.
Social workers are a group of licensed professionals with master's degrees in social work who provide the following services to patients and their families in both inpatient and outpatient settings at NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital:
Assigned throughout NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, social workers can be found in the emergency room, inpatient units, outpatient clinics, and special programs, including:
How to Contact Your Social Worker