Our Volunteers of the Month for May help bring in a unique, and one of the most popular, programs at East Jefferson General Hospital. Jerry Gibel and his pet therapy dog Tancuj have been bringing smiles to patients’ faces for the past five years, earning them this month’s top volunteer honors.

When Gibel and Tancuj enter a room, they immediately brighten up people’s day, both patients and Team Members alike. Pet therapy at EJGH has been proven to lift spirits, encourage communication, provides comfort, decreases anxiety and reduces loneliness, all of which lead to positive experiences at the hospital.

The pair are dedicated to the hospital’s mission, creating special memories and experiences with everyone they encounter. Gibel and Tancuj bring smiles to faces each and every day and are a true asset to East Jefferson General Hospital.

Thank you to Jerry, Tancuj and all of our volunteers who help us make a difference in the community on a daily basis!