For Charles Clark, the care and genuine kindness the team at Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital gave to his wife in her final days could never be repaid.
But he sure is trying.
Shortly after his wife of 41 years, Mary Ann, passed away in 2016, Clark decided to volunteer on the critical care unit to show his appreciation for the high-quality care and compassion the critical care unit team gave to his wife and the support given to him during such a devastating time.
His dedication to giving back to the care team shows in the more than 3,150 volunteer hours he’s accumulated – the equivalent of more than 390 eight-hour workdays. It makes him one of the health system’s most frequent and dedicated volunteers.
“I look forward to it,” Clark says. “It makes me feel good knowing I can help those young ladies any way I can. Anything I can do to help those nurses, I’ll do it.”