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Volunteer's Perspective
Discharge Service

The Discharge Service volunteers are a group of approximately 65 individuals who contribute between 3 to 20 hours each week transporting and assisting patients who are both coming to and leaving MGH for care.

A Discharge VolunteerOver the years, this program has grown by leaps and bounds. This past fiscal year, the Discharge Service volunteers reached an all-time high of 8,620 discharges.

In addition to working with our patients, veteran volunteers train new Discharge and Emergency Department volunteers on proper use of the wheelchairs and the locations of the various buildings that make up the MGH Main Campus.



Discharge Service volunteers:
Sarah Ambrose
Elizabeth Bancroft
Mary-Ellen Boers
Denny Buckley
Judy Catalano *
Sally Cave
Lois Cheston
Joyce Ciffolillo
Sam Cohen
Debra Dabaghian *
Lynn Duff *
Ana Luisa Echavarria
Jennifer Elia
Jose Fernandez
Meg Feury *
Priya George
Lev Golinkin
Emily Hoffman *
Peter Kassa
Stacey Kokaram
Nicole LaRue
John Lauritzen
Deborah Leighton
Elizabeth McCormick
Mimi McDougal *
Jeanette Mele
Bill Meyer *
Maria Mujia
Fanny Pellegrinelli
Lisa Plotnick *
Barbara Quimby
Pauline Rao
Kathy Rehm *
Arthur Rochefort *
Don Rosenthal
Tony Santaniello
Alan Schwartz
Megan Skura
Jean St. Fleur
Saira Syed
Joe Terrell *
Jordane Tofighi
Nathan Turner
Faviola Vaval
Mickel-Ange Vaval
Eddie Vasquez
Ann Wallace
Anne Wynne-Willson

An asterik denotes a key trainer.  Key trainers are volunteers who train new volunteers as they enter their placements.
The Discharge Service volunteers contribute an average of 600 hours of service each month to support patients and staff. We are amazed every day at the magnitude of the work that they accomplish.

Two discharge volunteers discussing the discharge log.

Bill Meyer, one of Discharge Services key trainers, explains the Discharge log to Summer 2000 student volunteer Keil Hur. Bill has completed over 400 hours of service in Discharge Services.

Discharge Services hours of operation:

Monday - Friday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

To utilize the services of the Discharge Volunteers,
please call 6-2283.

Click here to view the Discharge Volunteer service description.

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