The Department of Social Work has four major functions reflective of the hospital and the social work profession:
- To improve the quality of life for patients, families and significant others while increasing the value and visibility of social work to the hospital and hospital staff
- To advocate for patients, families and their significant others while understanding and working towards the goals and objectives of the hospital and the center
- To maintain and enhance professional social work standards
- To provide education and training to the patient, families, graduate students, interdisciplinary hospital staff, and the community at large.