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History

Social Work Leaders in Health Care has undergone many changes through the years. Our history is rich; establishing leaders in the social work field was a necessary outcome for the ever-evolving health care system we will see today. Below are some of the original Society accountings of those changes and the concerns that remained a focus on social workers’ minds through the years.

Social Work Leaders in Health Care has undergone many changes through the years. Our history is rich; establishing leaders in the social work field was a necessary outcome for the ever-evolving health care system we will see today. Below are some of the original Society accountings of those changes and the concerns that remained a focus on social workers’ minds through the years.

By-Laws

By-Laws

Historical Timeline

7/26/67

11 people came together to form the Society for Hospital Social Work Directors of Greater St. Louis. Membership dues $2.

1973

Bylaws now allow Social Workers members besides Hospital Directors.

1975

Membership up to 25. $10 dues.

1979

All but 2 St. Louis area hospitals now have in-house Social Work services.

1983

46 members, dues now $15.

1985

Dues now $20.

1992

Educational conferences to raise money for MSW scholarships.

1994

Name changed to Society for SW Administrators in Health Care. Priority on field education and curriculum development in SW schools related the health care. Newsletter is started.

1996

Local chapter struggling; membership down.

1998

Name change to Society for SW Leadership in Health Care.

2000

More diversity among workplaces with Social Work health care.

2001

Bylaws changed to allow student membership.

2002

Dues raised to $30; students pay $15.

2003

Membership Award created.

2007

Associate membership initiated for those in a related field but with no SW degree.

2008

Social Worker of the Year award created.

2009

Group disaffiliates from National and changes name to Social Work Leaders in Health Care. Facebook page created.

2011

Group website created.

2012

Dues raised to $40. Email address created. 78 members.

2013

Year’s theme is “The Changing Face of Health Care and How It Affects Social Workers” in relation to the Affordable Care Act being implemented in 2014. Group hosted lobbying trip to Jefferson City to discuss changes in Missouri Medicaid.

Historical Timeline

7/26/67

11 people came together to form the Society for Hospital Social Work Directors of Greater St. Louis. Membership dues $2.

1973

Bylaws now allow Social Workers members besides Hospital Directors.

1975

Membership up to 25. $10 dues.

1979

All but 2 St. Louis area hospitals now have in-house Social Work services.

1983

46 members, dues now $15.

1985

Dues now $20.

1992

Educational conferences to raise money for MSW scholarships.

1994

Name changed to Society for SW Administrators in Health Care. Priority on field education and curriculum development in SW schools related the health care. Newsletter is started.

1996

Local chapter struggling; membership down.

1998

Name change to Society for SW Leadership in Health Care.

2000

More diversity among workplaces with Social Work health care.

2001

Bylaws changed to allow student membership.

2002

Dues raised to $30; students pay $15.

2003

Membership Award created.

2007

Associate membership initiated for those in a related field but with no SW degree.

2008

Social Worker of the Year award created.

2009

Group disaffiliates from National and changes name to Social Work Leaders in Health Care. Facebook page created.

2011

Group website created.

2012

Dues raised to $40. Email address created. 78 members.

2013

Year’s theme is “The Changing Face of Health Care and How It Affects Social Workers” in relation to the Affordable Care Act being implemented in 2014. Group hosted lobbying trip to Jefferson City to discuss changes in Missouri Medicaid.

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“Social Work Leaders in Health Care of Metro St. Louis is an essential network for social workers in and around the healthcare field.”
Maria Miskovic
Past Board President

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“Receiving the Society’s Student Scholarship was such as honor. Knowing that I had a year to get to know other Social Workers and build relationships changed my life in so many ways that I remain a member to this day. I don’t think I’d feel like a complete Social Worker had I not come across this Society of wonderful leaders.”
Christina Troisi
Award winner

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“Social Work Leaders in Health Care of Metro St. Louis provides an opportunity to learn and share with like-minded others whose understandings are the same as ours.”
Eunice Bailis
Member Emeritus