Sarah Chotkowski Named NCH Social Services Manager
Sarah Chotkowski, LICSW, has been named Nantucket Cottage Hospital’s new manager of social services following the retirement of Peter MacKay.
As an independent clinical social worker, Chotkowski is fully licensed to provide clinical services and has a background in practice management, outpatient therapy, and emergency crisis intervention.
Chotkowski has been an island resident for the past four years working in various roles at Fairwinds – Nantucket’s Counseling Center, most recently as the organization’s coordinator of clinical operations. She has previously collaborated with Nantucket Cottage Hospital staff as part of the mobile crisis team.
“In many ways it feels like I am ‘rejoining’ the hospital team, and I could not be happier,” Chotkowski said.
The NCH Social Services Department provides interdisciplinary coordination of patient care with an emphasis on the preparation of appropriate discharge services. NCH Social Services staff offer confidential, supportive counseling and referrals to help patients cope with illness, family concerns, mental health or substance abuse issues, and other situations that may affect their recovery. In addition to its team of medical interpreters, the NCH Social Services Department’s health care advocates offer free, confidential, one-on-one appointments for people with questions about health insurance such as Medicare or Masshealth as well as public health insurance options under the Affordable Care Act.
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