Evelyn Erb, LMSW – Palliative Social Worker/Supervisor
Evelyn has been with HCS for 10 years, supporting patients and families and managing the Medical Social Work team. Over the past several years she has also been the agency’s Palliative Care Lead & Social Worker, serving patients at some of the most difficult crossroads of their lives, assisting them to navigate difficult decisions and a complex health care system in order to ensure recognition of these patient-driven goals and plans. Evelyn is trained in Advance Care Planning facilitation (Advance Directives; Do Not Resuscitate/DNR; and Provider Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment/POLST) and a member of the Social Work Hospice and Palliative Care Network (SWHPN). She has found in working with patients that some of the most significant palliative comfort can come from connecting compassionately, facilitating clarity and understanding, and supporting people to feel any and all degrees of control or organization over their lives and plans.