Pair named Michigan Medicine’s Social Workers of the Year
A pair of Michigan Medicine social workers earned distinction as best in their respective areas. Congratulations to Emily Smith, L.M.S.W., CAADC, and Terri Goldie, L.B.S.W., for being selected as Social Workers of the Year.
Smith, of the Addiction Consultation Team (ACT), won the Beverly Jean Howard Award for Excellence in Social Work, which recognizes excellence in social work practice at the MSW level.
Smith was a central figure in forming ACT, which became a sustainable and appreciated consult services by both patients and healthcare providers at Michigan Medicine. Smith, a champion of DEI initiatives, continues to work in expanding safe, effective and destigmatized care to others.
Goldie is a member of the Guest Assistance Program, and won the Anita Clos Award for Excellence in Social Work, which recognizes excellence in social work practice at the BSW level.
Goldie was identified as an exemplary member of the social work team, assisting others in referrals or difficult tasks. Her prompt responses and continual follow-ups until resolution were cited by other colleagues as making a difference in the lives of patients and colleagues alike.