2019 SCHA Awards
Outstanding Social Worker

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Kathy Valdesuso Kathy Valdesuso

Kathy Valdesuso

Position: Social Worker

Organization: Healthcare Partners


List your nominee's experience in Senior Care.
Kathy works as a Palliative Social Worker at Healthcare Partners in their specialty office in Torrance. Kathy has worked at Healthcare Partners for over 8 years now. Kathy completed her graduate studies in Social Work at California State University in Long Beach. Kathy also has two Post MSW Palliative Certifications issued by CSU Institute for Palliative Care. Another proud accomplishment for Kathy was the Medical Relief Work in Africa from 2004 - 2006. A fun fact about Kathy is she is an avid Tennis player!

Describe how your Nominee has exceeded his or her Job Description, becoming a hero to you or others. Provide an example or as much detail as possible of the things that they do that go above and beyond their job description.
Kathy wins my hero nomination for her relentless work with seniors and the community on Palliative Care and End of Life education, support and commitment to always doing what is in the best interest of her patients. Kathy goes above and beyond by visiting her patients when they are in the hospital, in a nursing home or at their own home when she feels they need extra support and comfort from her. She is such a compassionate, caring lady never forgetting a single person that steps into her office. Kathy is full of resources for the community at large and never takes off her "caring hat". Thank You Kathy for making people's lives so important.