“I don’t know how we even function without somebody like that,” Kennedy said, referring to the social worker who is being hired to provide the counseling.The new position will free existing staff to focus on their core job functions, helping everyone at the center to excel in their duties. Improved mental health for patients will also positively impact their families and communities. The improved care that will be offered aligns with Mercy Health’s philosophy as a Catholic organization to treat the mind, body and spirit.
Originally published online on 31 October 2017 in Michigan Blues Perspectives. Republished with permission of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.