Social Work

Boone County Health Center’s social worker is Valorie Slizoski, CSW. She is an expert at assisting patients and their families in many ways.

Services Include

  • Connecting patients and families with resources to assist them in their situation.
  • Assisting with struggles from cancer diagnosis, depression, drug overdose, attempted suicide, loss of a child, adoption, abuse, neglect, financial strain, unexpected death, or advanced directives.
  • Helping families adjust to lifestyle changes.
  • Introducing coping strategies at end of life.
  • Coordinating mental health services for patients and families.
  • Working with the CancerCare team, CarePartner’s team, and BCHC Balance teams to coordinate interdisciplinary services.
  • Developing plans to address community and regional concerns.

Valorie Slizoski

Valorie is the Social Work Supervisor here at BCHC. She received her bachelor’s degree of social work from the University of Nebraska Omaha. Prior to her career at BCHC, Valorie worked at Faith Regional Health Services for nearly 25 years as a medical social worker. She also has experience working in schools and at a domestic violence shelter running groups for sexually assaulted young girls. “I really enjoy working with people of all ages and tapping into their strengths and connecting them to resources to help with areas that need to be built back up”. Valorie is married with six children and a growing number of grandchildren. She spends as much time as she can with her family and also enjoys gardening in her free time.

Karlee Criss, PLMHP

Karlee is a Provisionally Licensed Mental Health Practitioner (PLMHP) and joined the Social Work department at BCHC in 2021. She received her undergraduate degree at UNL studying Speech Pathology, and in 2017 graduated with a Masters of Social Work degree from UNO. During graduate school she completed two practicums, one at Children’s Hospital in Omaha and the other at a skilled nursing facility in Lincoln where she also became employed in their social work department. At BCHC Criss is involved with patients and their families in a multitude of ways including connecting families to resources and assisting with struggles such as drug and alcohol concerns, mental health challenges, financial strain or an unexpected death. Karlee grew up on a farm near Lindsay and now lives in Albion with her husband and two children. When not at work, Criss can be found hanging out with her husband and kids. She most enjoys the outdoors and visiting with family.

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