Michelle comes from a family of "informal social workers." She joins the show to discuss how she ultimately became a formal social worker after first being a mom, and how social workers play such a critical role in helping patients transition from a hospital setting to the community. Michelle shares some touching stories displaying what social workers do for their patients in often trying and emotional times.
Matt has been a pillar in the Bay Area social work community for over 20 years. Matt shares his journey from serving the HIV community in San Francisco in the 90s to frontline socail work and leadership roles in large healthcare organizations like Sutter and Stanford. Join us in our first of 2 episodes honoring social worker leaders during Social Work Month in March.
Rod returns to the show but this time in a new role, or should I say roles, as he's now the acting/interim CEO of Keck Medicine of USC, while also serving in his ongoing COO role. Rod gives us an update since our last time having him on the show a few years ago, including how USC has responded during the pandemic, as well as why 2 of its 3 hospitals do not have emergeny rooms.