Social Work

Social workers at Children's Medical Center are concerned about the family's ability to meet a child's healthcare needs in terms of time, money and expertise.

The social services department provides a variety of services, including crisis intervention, adaptation to illness and hospitalization, tutoring, individual and family counseling, support groups, discharge and home healthcare planning, financial assistance, lodging assistance and referral to appropriate community resources and programs.

Families often turn to the social services department for support in times of need. Social workers help find the resources families need so they can concentrate their energy on their child and his treatment, not their other matters. Each social worker is assigned to specific subspecialties ranging from critical care to genetics.

For assistance, call 214-456-2300 or have the hospital operator page social services.

What Social Work Can Provide

  • Psychosocial assessments
  • Crisis intervention/adjustment to illness
  • Community resource referrals
  • Child abuse evaluation and follow-up
  • Support groups
  • Discharge planning for continuity of care
  • Individual and family counseling
  • Lodging assistance
  • Transplant Evaluations or Solid Organ and Stem Cell Transplantation

Any physician referral is accepted. Written orders are not necessary. A social worker is on site 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For an immediate response on weekends, evenings and nights, a social worker can be paged by calling 972-356-0099, No. 13410.

Dallas Staff

Molly Akin, LBSW - Inpatient Weekends
Emily Allen, LMSW - Ambulatory Pavilion
Sharon Appling, LCSW - Psychiatry Emergency Department - Evenings
Michelle Barnwell, LMSW - Emergency Department - 11PM - 7AM
Barbara Baum, LMSW - Cystic Fibrosis
Thresa Belcher, LCSW - Director of Social Work
Jean Bell-Scott, LMSW - Solid Organ Transplant
Kirstin Brown, LMSW - Renal
Bradley Chamberlain, LMSW - Trauma
Deborah Cheatham, LMSW - REACH
Katy Duncan, LCSW - Psychiatry Emergency Department - Evenings
Louise Evans, LCSW - Renal
Kelly Feddern, LMSW - Intensive Care
Michelle Ferris, LCSW - COACH and Ambulatory Pavilion
Christie Fisher, LMSW - ARMS
Carmen Gamez, LCSW - Psychiatric Emergency Department - Nights
Daniel Garcia, Department Secretary
Sarita Ghulam, LMSW - Endocrinology
Tracye Green, LCSW - Psychiatric Emergency Department - Nights
Gloria Hernandez, Office Manager
Bonnie Jenkins, LMSW - Endocrinology
Terrie Jenkins, LMSW - Emergency Department - Evenings
Virginia Jones, LCSW - Cardiology
Diane Klein, LMSW - COACH and Ambulatory Pavilion
Sandra Knebel, LBSW - Emergency Department - Weekend Days
Diane McGinnis, LCSW - Stem Cell Transplant and Oncology
Cathleen Moffitt, LMSW - Sickle Cell
Renee Mosley, LCSW - Cardiology
Trisha Murphy, LMSW - Solid Organ Transplant
Jennifer Parrish, LMSW - Cardiology
Stacy Roush, LCSW - Intensive Care and Neurosurgery
Kate Sciascia, LCSW - Senior Social Worker & Neuro-Oncology
Ann Sivley, LMSW - REACH
Patti Stovall, LMSW - Emergency Department - Days
Gina Suick, LMSW - Neurology
Elaine Thieroff, LCSW - Gasteroenterology
Stacy Vaca, LMSW - Senior Social Worker & NICU
Yesenia Watters, LBSW - Low Birth Weight Clinic and Residents Clinic
Caroline Williamson, LMSW - Solid Organ Transplant
Joan Wilson, LCSW - General Pediatrics
Crystal Winter, LCSW - Intensive Care
Laurie Wolters, LMSW - Senior Social Worker & Oncology
Suzanne Wong, LMSW - Emergency Department - Nights
NaTasha Woodard, LCSW - Pulmonology
Micah Wright, LMSW - Oncology

Legacy Staff

Ethel Jernigan, LMSW - Senior Social Worker & Legacy Ambulatory
Meredith Ulon, LCSW - Legacy Emergency Department and REACH