Joanne Glusman, a clinical social worker at Bryn Mawr Hospital, part of Main Line Health, has been named as a finalist for the 2019 National Compassionate Caregiver of the Year (NCCY) Award.
Glusman, a member of the palliative care team and an off-shift crisis social worker, is one of six finalists from across the country, all of whom are healthcare professionals working to make a profound difference through their unmatched dedication to compassionate care.
“I am honored to have been named a finalist this year, and to be in the company of such an incredible group of professionals,” said Glusman. “It’s incredibly meaningful to me that people who know me both professionally and personally, as well as families with whom I have worked, thought to nominate me.”
“Joanne has been a devoted leader within Main Line Health for decades,” said Barbara Wadsworth, Chief Nursing Officer of Main Line Health. “She lives and breathes her work, and that is demonstrated each day in the feedback we receive from patients and families who rely on her support. Her compassion, unwavering dedication to our patients and their families, and her commitment to ensuring that every person across our health system — volunteers, staff, physicians, patients, and visitors — feels safe, welcome, understood, cared for, and respected makes her the ideal candidate for such an award.”
In addition to her role as a social worker, Glusman is an enthusiastic leader and advocate for Main Line Health’s Diversity, Respect & Inclusion efforts.
“Joanne is helping to educate each of the health system’s 10,000 employees on creating a respectful and inclusive environment for patients and staff,” said Jack Lynch, President and CEO of Main Line Health. “She has also been a driving force in the creation of LGBTQ Inclusive Care at Main Line Health — a specialized program that offers highly competent care for LGBTQ patients and their caregivers.”
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