"The medical social service movement ... recognizes that there should be within a hospital someone ... to represent the patient's point of view."
-Ida Cannon 1930
Advancing Practice Excellence in Medical Social Work
The Association for Health Care Social Workers, Metro DC is the only organization in the mid-Atlantic area dedicated to the advancement and training of medical social workers. Our members work in diverse settings — hospitals, nursing homes, hospices, assisted living facilities — and participate in shared learning designed to enhance their skills and practice potential. The Association is currently working on expanding its programming to enhance our value to members, and to raise awareness of the vital role that social workers play in making health care better for patients and families.