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Jennifer (Parr) Derner, LCSW, a 1995 MSW graduate of Saint Louis University, was recently recognized as the 2014 Social Worker of the Year by the Social Work Leaders in Health Care of Metro St. Louis, Inc. (SWLHC). This annual award is given to a member of the organization who exemplifies the best of the profession's values and achievements, has demonstrated commendable social work practice and involvement in professional, civic and community organizations, and is a model for the profession. Ms. Derner has been a member of the SWLHC since 2001 and has held many positions within the organization, including President, Chair of the Outstanding Student Award Committee, Board Member at Large, and Newsletter Editor. She was recognized for her program development work at Mercy JFK Clinic as well as her accomplishments during 11 years of practice in hospice prior to the Clinic.
The SWLHC is a group of professional health care social workers who seek to promote educational programs and activities to strengthen and develop social work leadership, to strengthen relationships with health care organizations and professional social work organizations in relation to social work in health care, to provide a forum for the interchange of ideas and dissemination of material relative to social work leadership, to promote standards and ethics for the delivery of social work in health care, and to recognize excellence among social work students and foster leadership abilities through networking and educational opportunities. More information about this professional group can be found at www.socialworkleaders.org.
Jonathan Hoffsuemmer (MPH 2006) recently authored a book for job hunters. Here's the description on Amazon.com:
"5S Your Job Hunt is groundbreaking by teaching job hunters how to apply Lean Methodology and the principles of 5S (Seiri, Seiton, Seiso, Seiketsu, Shitsuke) to their job search and achieve the level of organization and efficiency necessary to compete for jobs in today's tough economy."
Mr. Hoffsuemmer applies his Public Health expertise, along with an MBA degree, to his position as Enterprise Hospital Operations Manager for Universal Hospital Services in Lexington, Kentucky. In this position he is responsible for all UHS onsite hospital operations across the University of Kentucky Healthcare enterprise: asset management services, strategic planning, financial and program performance, customer satisfaction, and leading a team of 25+.
He also is the founder of Joblicity, a platform which brings job search data together in one place in order to make better-informed decisions, track progress and prepare for that next interview.
Amazon Link for 5S Your Job Hunt: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00S7R06YS