April 4, 2013 -
PORT ANGELES – The Department of Veterans Affairs, Puget Sound Social Work Services, recognized Emily Marcus with the “Heart of a Social Worker” award.
Marcus, a social worker with Olympic Medical Home Health, received the award on March 15. The award recognizes community members and agencies that work in partnership with the VA to provide top quality care to veterans.
Social workers throughout the VA nominate community partners who they believe have shown extraordinary care in serving veterans. The award states Marcus has demonstrated her commitment to returning combat soldiers and veterans by following a set core of values embraced by social workers throughout the profession’s history, including: service, social justice, dignity and worth of the person, importance of human relationships, integrity, and competence.
“We are very proud of Emily and her commitment to veterans,” says Fran Sisson, administrator, Olympic Medical Home Health. “She is a prime example of the wonderful and caring home health caregivers we have in our community.”
Olympic Medical Center (Clallam County Public Hospital District No. 2) is a comprehensive, award-winning health care provider for more than 70,000 residents of Clallam County. It has served the community since its establishment on Nov. 1, 1951, and is governed by a seven-member, publicly elected board. Olympic Medical is a sole community hospital and rural referral center, and a charter member of both the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (2003) and the Swedish Health Network (2011). Olympic Medical provides inpatient services at its 80-bed acute-care facility in Port Angeles, including a level-three trauma designated emergency department, surgical services, and labor and delivery. OMC’s outpatient services include cardiac, imaging, physical therapy and rehabilitation, laboratory, sleep medicine, surgical services, home health, physician clinics and comprehensive regional cancer care at locations in Port Angeles and Sequim.