Provider Details

About NCH Social Services Department:

Purpose: To provide interdisciplinary coordination of patient care during hospitalization with emphasis on preparation of appropriate discharge services as well as to assist the community with a variety of social work services.bgimggreen

Services:

Services under the jurisdiction of this department include:

  • Social Work and Discharge Planning for the med-surg floor
  • Social Work and Discharge Planning for the Emergency Department
  • Dialysis counseling
  • Hospice and Palliative Care Social Work services
  • Oversight of all Interpreter services
  • Oversight of all Behavioral Health care from the ED to the med-surg floor to disposition
  • Health Care Advocacy, enrollment in any/all public health insurance including MassHealth, Commonwealth Care, HSN, private insurances and food stamps
  • Transportation Assistance Funds (Andrew Holdgate Fund, Shorty Fund and Indigent Fund)
  • Community Social Work including but not limited to:
  • Insurance Counseling (Medicare, long term care insurance, medigap policies)
  • Budget counseling
  • Long term care planning
  • Crisis intervention
  • Alcohol and drug counseling and referral

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Visiting NCH Social Services Department:

Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8am – 4:30pm
*Staggered Hours for Health Care Advocates
*Appointments preferred. Please call 508.825.8100 to book your appointment today.

Handicap Accessible
Parking: Parking Lot
Bike Path Access
Bus Route:

Make things easier by preparing these things ahead of time:

  • Prepare for topic to be discussed i.e. financial documents & identification for enrollments in health insurance

bgimggreenNCH Social Services Team:

Peter J. MacKay
Social Services Manager
pmackay@partners.org
508.825.8195

Kathy Butterworth
Health Care Advocate
kbutterworth@partners.org

508.825.8387

Health Care Advocate. Specializes in enrolling individuals/families in any or all public health programs and insurances.

Lisa Keeme-Gilman
Health Care Advocate
lgilman@partners.org
508.825.8256

Health Care Advocate. Specializes in enrolling individuals/families in any or all public health programs and insurances.

Maria Gutierrez
Health Care Advocate
mgutierrez4@partners.org
508.825.8256

Health Care Advocate. Specializes in enrolling individuals/families in any or all public health programs and insurances.

Yaneris Pimentel
Interpreter
ypimentelgordon@partners.com

508.825.8196

Interpretive services for Spanish speaking individuals.

Joanna Fajardo
Interpreter
jfajardo@partners.org
508.825.8196

Interpretive services for Spanish speaking individuals.

bgimggreenNCH Social Services Department Events:

There are no upcoming events at this time.