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Published on April 12, 2011

Social Services Department Observes Healthcare Decisions Day

National Healthcare Decisions Day is April 16. Who will be your voice for healthcare decisions if you cannot speak for yourself?

The Palos Community Hospital Social Services Department can help patients and families find answers to these and other important questions. Social Services staff provide medical social work services to help patients and their families adjust to the impact of illness and plan for meeting their continuing health care needs in the community. Services encompass discharge planning, patient/family education and counseling.

The Social Services department is open from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. We accept referrals from patients, their physicians and family members, as well as hospital staff and community agencies.

For assistance or information, call (708) 923-4840.