Care4You is very honored to feature Pamela Wright as our Professional Spotlight. Pamela, we appreciate all that you do in your assistance and education services as a VITAS Community Liaison! You a a gift that through your dedication, keeps on giving. Thank you so much!
Pamela Wright, BSW, MSW, LCSW
Senior Community Liaison
Pamela Wright is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Senior Community Liaison with VITAS Healthcare. In addition to one-on-one conversations about goals of care with the high risk patient population, Pam is responsible for end-of-life care education, development and outreach to underserved communities, and is a local and national guest lecturer for Conferences, Universities, Health Plans, ACOs, and the general community. She speaks often about best practices in Hospice and Palliative care, Advanced Directives, POLST, and psychosocial management of pain and suffering in end of life care.
Since 1995, Pam has worked for VITAS in clinical social work, later in community development, and has served as a member of the VITAS West Coast Bioethics Committee. She has worked as a Clinical Social Worker for Charter for Charter Behavior Health and as a Social Worker Intern/Discharge planner for Huntington Hospital.
Pam is active in many professional organizations in the health and aging arena. She is a member of the California Coalition for Compassionate Care, San Gabriel Valley Certified Nursing Awards Executive Committee, the City of Pasadena’s annual Conference on Aging, and the San Gabriel Valley End of Life Care Coalition. She received a Senior Service Award from the Pasadena Senior Center and a Congressional Award from Representative Adam Schiff in August 2006 for outstanding contributions to the community.
Pam received her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Loma Linda University in Riverside and her Master’s degree in Social Work from UCLA. She rounded out the clinical expertise from her Master’s degree by receiving her License in Clinical Social Work (LCSW) from California’s Board of Behavioral Sciences in 2005.