Greene County General adds patient advocate

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LINTON, Ind. — To better serve the community and patients, Greene County General Hospital hired Jodi Barton, MSW, a licensed social worker to serve as a Patient Advocate.

Barton’s role will include investigating, documenting and resolving incidents, patient complaints, grievances and inquiries. She will monitor GCGH’s patient satisfaction scores and assist in implementing best practices. She is also developing a Patient Family Advisory Council and is available as a clinical social worker.

Barton is a life-long resident of Greene County and graduated from Shakamak High School. She obtained her undergraduate and graduate degrees at Indiana State University and completed her social work internship with GCGH’s on-site social worker, Jill Bailey, MSW, ACSW, LCSW.

“Patient Advocacy means standing beside a patient, listening and being their voice during a health crisis while utilizing my skillset to ensure the patient receives the safest possible outcome for their situation,” Barton said.

Starting immediately, Barton will handle all patient complaints. Her contact information is (812) 847-2281 ext. 3101 and her email is Jodi.barton@mygcgh.org.

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