Celebrating Diversity Within the Sickle Cell Community: Commitment, Innovation, Practice

Kenneth Mitten, MSW

Levine Childrens Hospitals
Pediatric Sickle Cell Social Worker
I am a Pediatric Sickle Cell Social Worker in the Pediatric Hematology, Oncology, and Transplant Program at Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte, NC. I specialize in treating the psychosocial needs of children, adolescents and young adults and families living with Sickle Cell Disease. I am involved in ongoing QI projects to decrease the no-show rate of our Sickle Cell clinic as well as increasing patient and family awareness of the importance of mental health and well-being. I am also part of our ongoing development and implementation of a Sickle Cell Transition program, implementation and facilitation of a parent and caregiver support group solely for those effected by Sickle Cell Disease. I have been in this position since December of 2016. I transferred to the Sickle Cell position after two and a half years as a Hem/Onc and BMT social worker with our hospital since August of 2014. Before relocating to Charlotte I was a Leukemia/Lymphoma and BMT social worker at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis,TN from August of 2002 until June of 2014. At St. Jude, I served on the Annual Day of Remembrance Committee for 10 years and co-chaired the event two times. I was instrumental in developing and implementing a bereaved parent curriculum and training while there as well as serving on the institution’s Ethics Committee for four years and Institutional Review Board for three years.

My Speakers Sessions

Friday, October 12

3:15pm EDT

Discovering And Breaking Down Barriers: Improving Compliance with Appointments in the Pediatric Sickle Cell Clinic Constellation D

4:30pm EDT