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Experts: First Hospital Closure a Potential Catastrophe
 August 6, 2022

The announced closure of First Hospital may have seemed sudden, and the promises of Commonwealth Health to help all patients reassuring. But local people who teach and work in the mental health care field say this development has been years — if not decades — in the making, likely will be hard to permanently fix, and could be “catastrophic” in the short term.

Full Article: Times Leader 

Creative Conversations with Hollis Citron Talks with David Hage About Aging, Social Work, & Imagining Possibilities

 November 26, 2021

 “Can’t or Won’t” Love this quote that came from just part of our discussion.  Stories we tell connect to outcomes.  It is important to differentiate because the story really matters.   David Hage is a Northeastern Pennsylvania based licensed clinical social worker, gerontologist, and university educator; currently serving as an Assistant Professor of Social Work/Field Director for the Misericordia University Social Work Program. David also oversees the Gerontology minor and Geriatric Care Management certificate at Misericordia university in addition to maintaining a small counseling and geriatric care management practice.

Full Podcast: Creative Conversations With Hollis Citron 

Experts Weigh in on Current Job Market Trends

December 21, 2020

David Hage: I expect the need for social services to become even more prominent, given the COVID-19 pandemic. It is likely, and perhaps even unfortunately probable, that individuals, families, groups, and communities who are most vulnerable to the health-related, social, and economic consequences of the global pandemic will require additional social service supports to navigate increased problems related to several issues, including, but not limited to, poverty, management of disabilities, addictions, mental health-related concerns…

Full Article: Zippia

Misericordia University to hold Benefit for Dinners for Kids Program on March 26

February 14, 2020

DALLAS TWP. — Misericordia University’s Department of Social Work will hold a benefit to serve up support for the Dinners for Kids program. The annual benefit will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on March 26 at A Touch of Class Catering, 228 George Ave., Wilkes-Barre. Guests are asked for a $25 donation and will be provided with a full buffet provided by A Touch of Class Catering. Musical entertainment will be provided by local acoustic artists, including Robb Brown.

Full Article: The Dallas Post

2019’s States With the Best Elder-Abuse Protections

December 04, 2019
According to the U.S. Department of Justice, an estimated 10% of adults over the age of 65 will experience abuse each year. Abuse can be physical, sexual, psychological (sometimes called emotional abuse), financial, or in the form of neglect or abandonment. The true incidence and prevalence of abuse is difficult to quantify due to varied research methods, different operational definitions, and probable underreporting…

Full Article: Wallethub.com

Misericordia University to Offer Training During POLST Seminar

February 14th, 2017

DALLAS TWP. – The Department of Social Work and College of Health Sciences and Education at Misericordia University, in collaboration with the PA Orders for Sustaining Life (POLST) Task Force of Northeastern Pennsylvania, are offering a training seminar 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, in the Catherine Evans McGowan Room of the Mary Kintz Bevevino Library.“POLST-Doing it Right!” is a seminar for health care professionals on end-of-life care and to encourage the use of advance-care directives.

Full Article: Times Leader

Misericordia Brightens Childrens’ Holiday with Their The Dinners for Kids Program

February 5, 2017

The Dinners for Kids Program at Misericordia University made the holidays a little brighter for young children in the Dallas School District by shopping, wrapping and delivering presents to the family. Participating in the present wrapping get-together…

Full Article: Times Leader

Campus Hosts 8th Annual Collaborative Care Summit

April 7, 2017

Misericordia University recently served as one of seven host sites for the 8th annual Collaborative Care Summit that featured more than 850 students and 148 faculty facilitators from 12 colleges and universities in northeastern and central Pennsylvania. Misericordia University served as one of seven host sites for the 8th annual Collaborative Care Summit Sponsored by the Northeastern/Central Pennsylvania Interprofessional Education Coalition (NECPA-IPEC), the conference promotes interprofessional approaches to health care. The coalition is comprised of Johnson College, King’s College, Lackawanna College, Lock Haven University, Luzerne County Community College (LCCC), Marywood University, Misericordia University, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Penn State-Hazleton, The University of Scranton, and Wilkes University.

Full Article: Misericordia University

Misericordia Social Work Student Interprofessional Medical Simulation

November 17, 2016

Misericordia University students majoring in social work recently participated in an interprofessional medical simulation activity at The Commonwealth Medical College and University of Scranton along with other regional collegians.  Misericordia University social work majors Timothy Kelly of Cedar Knolls, Emily Ousouljoglou of Bridgewater, William Faust of Wilkes-Barre, and Olivia Mayorowski of Old Forge, participated in the eight hours of simulation under the direction of David Hage, assistant professor and field director of the social work program, due to their interest in careers in medical social work.

Full Article: MyCentralJersey

Dallas High School Suicide Prevention Roundtable

October 26th, 2016

Representatives of the Department of Social Work at Misericordia University, Dallas School District, and regional medical and emergency responders recently collaborated on the Dallas High School Suicide Prevention Roundtable panel discussion for students at the high school. The panel included Kori Britton, Wyoming Valley Alcohol & Drug Services; David Hage, M.S.W., L.S.W., C.-A.S.W.C.M., assistant professor of social work, Misericordia University; Tom Gilroy, psychology and sociology teacher, Dallas High School; Back Mountain Regional EMS Chief Chris Good, Gina Kotowski, police resource officer, Dallas School District, and Diane Sherman, guidance counselor, Dallas High School.

Full Article: The Citizen’s Voice

Department of Social Work Participates in Suicide Prevention Roundtable Panel Discussion at Dallas High School

October 5th, 2016

According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, one person dies by suicide every five hours in Pennsylvania. Nationally, suicide is the leading cause of death among young people ages 10-14, and is the second leading cause of death for people ages 15-34.

Full Article: Misericordia University

Task Force Plans Regional Facilitator Training in Use of POLST Form

August 02, 2011

Members of the POLST Task Force of Northeast Pa. meet to plan their upcoming facilitator training session. Seen left to right, seated, are Atty. Brenda Colbert; Dr. Robert Yanoshak; Dr. Nicholas Giordano; Joan Pauley; and Courtney Konklin. Standing, left to right, are Claire Festa; Joyce Fiorucci; Ann Marie Trotta; David Hage; Dr. Brenda Hage; and Dorothy Taticchi.

Full Article: Northeast Pennsylvania Business Journal








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