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Alumna earns top honors from Society for Transplant Social Workers

Beth Mosele (MSW ’78) and Pat Voorhes claimed top honors from the Society for Transplant Social Workers (STSW) at its 2015 annual conference in Columbus, Ohio. Each year, STSW recognizes two social workers for significant contributions to the transplant field.

Mosele won the Lee Suszycki Award, which honors the STSW’s founder. Mosele has been a medical social worker for 38 years. For the past 12 years, she has worked as a heart transplant-mechanical circulatory support (MCS) social worker. She entered the advanced heart failure field at Methodist Hospital-Texas Medical Center and then moved to the Center for Advanced Heart Failure at the Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center. For the past three years, she has developed a social work program that was recognized as a best practice by The Joint Commission in the fall of 2014.

Mosele is a Certified Clinical Transplant Social Worker (CCTSW) and is one of the first STSW members to receive the Certified Clinical Social Worker-Mechanical Circulatory Support (CCSW-MCS) credential. Mosele has been an active STSW Board member and is the MCS member-at-large while serving on the credentialing committee. Mosele earned her bachelor’s degree from Southwestern University in 1974 and received her MSW from Tulane in 1978.

Voorhes won the Judy Midelfort Memorial Award after joining the Transplant Department at the University of Utah Medical Center in April 2008. She has worked as a living donor advocate and as a social worker for heart, lung, kidney, liver & MCS patients and living donors.

Published August 17, 2016. Written by Joseph Halm, Tulane PR.