Give to LGH

January 2006

Kathy Lambert, ACSW, LICSW

Social Worker, Transitional Care Unit

Kathy Lambert“When a patient feels down, receives some bad news, or is just lonely, all we have to say is ‘Kathy, this patient could use some of your special TLC’...and she is there.” This praise comes from Jill Sutherland, RN, Transitional Care Unit (TCU), about January’s Star Performer of the month, Kathy Lambert.

Kathy Lambert, ACSW, LICSW, has been with Lowell General Hospital for over 12 years, the past six as a valued member of the TCU team. As a Social Worker, her duties are extensive. She meets every patient upon admission to the TCU to ensure that each receives an individualized plan of care.

Co-workers in the Transitional Care Unit describe Kathy as taking pride and ownership in her work. She will drop everything to alleviate family members’ concerns, either by coordinating a family meeting, making calls to set up needed services, or just listening.

Kathy attributes her dedication and passion for her job to the people she works with every day. “I work at LGH because I love this community. It’s the people I work with, and the people I work for. I enjoy working with and helping the patients that come here. They are all part of the community.”

Amy Hoey, RN, Director of Transitional Care and Ambulatory Services, says that Kathy always goes above and beyond to help patients return to the life they had prior to illness or surgery. For example, Kathy recently helped coordinate a Southeast-Asian themed wedding for a very sick patient in the TCU. “She is dedicated to our patients and their LGH experience,” says Amy.

In addition to her work at LGH, Kathy also owns and operates a private practice specializing in psychiatrics and addictions. She lives in Tewksbury with her husband of 35 years, Dick. She has four children, one of whom just recently became engaged. She enjoys spending quality time with her grandchildren, Ariel, Jack and Andrew, and is planning a springtime trip to Hawaii.

Congratulations, Kathy! You're a Star!

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