Jacqueline Aceto, MSSW, has been with UofL Health – Mary & Elizabeth Hospital, for one year. As the social worker for the Detox Unit at Mary & Elizabeth Hospital, she is responsible for discharge planning and support for the unit. Her focus is helping guide them through the next steps in their recovery process. In addition, she also assists other team members on the different floors/units with discharge needs or other social work-related needs.
Jacqueline truly enjoys working for UofL Health. Her favorite thing about the organization is working alongside the outstanding group of caring people in the Care Management department and the Detox Unit. Jacqueline strives to promote sobriety and a better quality of life for all her patients.
“What keeps me coming back every day is the dedication and compassion to the patient,” Jacqueline explained. “At UofL Health, our mission is one of compassion, to serve those in need and to empower and educate the underserved while focusing on patient-centered care. I believe in this mission and I hope to model it through each and every encounter with my patients and team members.
Jacqueline was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. She completed her undergraduate degree at the Raymond A. Kent School of Social Work at University of Louisville. She then pursued her master’s degree at the school as well.
One interesting fact about Jacqueline is bi-lingual, with her first language being Italian. She is also a sister of Charity of Nazareth since 1998.
As with most any role in health care, there are challenging days. If you need a good piece of inspiration, try one of Jacqueline’s favorite quotes from S A Jefferson-Wright, “Serenity is not freedom from the storm, but peace amid the storm.”
If you see Jacqueline out and about at Mary & Elizabeth Hospital, make sure to stop her and introduce yourself. She would love to meet you!