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Social worker joins JTCH staff

October 25, 2018

Wade Cave spent two years working with children, but came to realize that maybe he needed to be at the other end of the age spectrum.

“I think I work better with elder people than with children. I just have a soft spot in my heart for them,” said Cave.

The 24-year-old social worker was the valedictorian of his graduating class at Campbellsville University in 2016, earning his bachelor’s degree in social work. He’ll return to CU in January 2019 to pursue his master’s degree.

After graduating from CU, Cave worked for two years with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, first in Hardin County and then in Marion County.

“I participated in the PCWC (Public Child Welfare Certification) program, where I agreed to work for two years for CHFS. They paid ‘x’ amount per semester on my classes if I agreed to this contract with them,” he said.

By the time he fulfilled the contract, Cave said he knew he wanted to pursue helping older people.

Cave joined the staff at Jane Todd Crawford Hospital on Aug. 13. Since then, he’s implemented a patient satisfaction survey, has handled complaints, and assists with pre-certification for insurance and discharge planning needs for all patients.

“What I would like to do, upon everyone’s discharge, is to get our survey done,” he said, adding that it provides a good measure on how well the hospital serves its patients.

Cave, who lives in Campbellsville, is single. He likes to hunt, travel and pursue his main hobby, golf.