Day Kimball Healthcare

Susan Grant-Nash Named September Employee of the Month

September 30, 2013

PUTNAM, CONN. – Susan Grant-Nash, L.C.S.W., medical social worker for hospice and palliative care, has been named employee of the month for September at Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH).

"Sue is a core member of our hospice team," said Carol Emmerthal, R.N., M.S.N., DKH director of hospice and palliative care. "She extends over-and-over again to provide comfort to patients and their families during the most difficult times in their lives. The patient is always at the center of her care. Sue also provides support to her colleagues on our hospice team so they can continue to provide excellent care. She is the total package of caring and does not hesitate to help when others are in need."

As a student intern at Day Kimball, Grant-Nash developed the Good Grief Group, a children’s grief support program which is still available today. She officially joined DKH in 2009. In her current position as a medical social worker, Grant-Nash assists patients with the social and emotional illnesses associated with their conditions and supports families in order to improve the patient’s response to treatment. Grant-Nash’s duties include providing grief therapy to improve management and adjustment to illness as well as ongoing social work services to assist patients and families with personal and environmental difficulties. This position is core among the Hospice Interdisciplinary Team.

 

"Amazed" by the recognition, Grant-Nash said that she feels deeply honored to join DKH colleagues whose employee of the month celebrations she has joyfully attended and whom she greatly admires.

 

 

Grant-Nash previously worked as a family relations counselor and a Connecticut Department of Children and Families social worker for the State of Connecticut, Judicial Branch. She also served as a school social worker in the Thompson schools. A graduate of the University of Connecticut with a B.S. in Sociology, Grant-Nash earned a M.S. in Counseling from Southern Connecticut State University. She resides in East Putnam, Conn., with her husband Joe.