With a smile that can be seen even from behind a mask, George Hood has welcomed visitors to the 3A Patient Entrance as a Guest Guide in Edgewood for the last three years. George began his service at the 1A Information Desk in March of 2015 but since 2018 has spent nearly every Wednesday and Friday afternoon assisting patients with wayfinding, transport, and has made himself a vital member of Registration’s team.
In addition to his placement at the 3A Entrance, George is a valued member of our Volunteer Advisory Committee where he offers valuable feedback to our staff regarding the overall volunteer experience and helps us create and shape meaningful experiences for our entire volunteer base.
When asked why he volunteers at St. Elizabeth, George expressed that he enjoys being able to help people and give back to his community in a position that keeps him active and involved. George is also able to enjoy many of the Integrative Oncology courses and activities offered at the new Cancer Center, including yoga and cooking demonstrations. George enjoys spending time with his five cats, history, music, and traveling when the opportunity is available. We are so thankful to have George as a member of our team!