Niki Lang, MSW, Social Worker/Case Manager/Discharge Planner

My job is to meet and assess patients at Redwood Memorial Hospital across a variety of needs, ranging from substance abuse to homeless patients to end-of-life issues. My work is so varied depending on the type of patient I’m working with. We’re a small hospital, so it’s great because I work across many departments. Ensuring a safe discharge is at the heart of what I do. I try to make those transitions as smooth as possible for the patient and their families. On a personal level, I’m motivated to volunteer and get involved in the community. Being able to work with such a diverse population is important to me. I feel so immersed in this community. It’s a much more personal experience at Redwood.

When you’re our patient at St. Joseph Health, everyone is committed to the care you experience. Our quality service and excellent care shine through — from the biggest procedures to the smallest details. We know how uniquely privileged we are to serve our dear neighbors in Humboldt County.