Record Searchlight and writer Julie Marsh honored “health care heroes” with an article of one of ILSNC consumers on June 29, 2014. Claudia Girimonte has been a volunteer in the gift shop for her first ten years then became a volunteer escort for a total of fifty four years at Mercy Medical Center.
“It’s fun doing it.” Giramonte says. “You get into a conversation with the patient and I enjoy seeing they are taken care of. I think it is comforting to the patient.”
Most of her sight is gone from Macular degeneration and Claudia’s response is “I know the hospital like the back of my hand. It doesn’t effect me.”