Pictured, from left, are Nancy Rendina, BSW, and Sara Burdette, MSW. / Photo courtesy St. Joseph's Hospital

WVU Medicine St. Joseph’s Hospital celebrates 2023 Social Work Month in March

BUCKHANNON — WVU Medicine St. Joseph’s Hospital celebrates this year’s Social Work Month in March with the theme “Social Work Breaks Barriers.”

The month highlights the many ways social workers have enriched our society by empowering people and communities to overcome hurdles that prevent them from living life to the fullest. March is a time to inform the public, policymakers, and legislators how social workers have always broken barriers when it comes to the services they provide in an array of sectors, including hospitals. 

Social workers have a strong desire to help others and make our society a better place to live for all. It is one of the fastest-growing professions in the United States, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). BLS said there are more than 700,000 professional social workers in our nation, but that number is expected to rise to more than 800,000 by 2030.

They have helped drive significant, positive changes in our nation. If you want to join our team of dedicated social workers, apply today at wvumedicine.org/careers/Buckhannon.

Social workers touch millions of lives each day, and it is likely a social worker at some time will assist you, a family member, or a friend. For more information, visit the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) website at www.socialworkers.org.

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