George Handzo

George Handzo, BCC, APBCC, CSSBB

The Rev. George F. Handzo, APBCC, CSSBB is widely regarded as one of the foremost authorities on the deployment and practice of professional health care chaplaincy.

As director of health services, research, and quality at HealthCare Chaplaincy Network and president of Handzo Consulting, Rev. Handzo oversees projects devoted to the strategic assessment, planning, and management of chaplaincy services and to developing the evidence for the efficacy of chaplaincy care. Rev. Handzo has authored or co-authored more than 100 chapters and articles on the practice of spiritual care and chaplaincy care.

He is a past president of the Association of Professional Chaplains, which in 2011 awarded him the Anton Boisen Professional Service award, its highest honor. He serves on the Geriatrics and Palliative Care Committee of the National Quality Forum, the Distress Guidelines Panel of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, and the Advisory Board of the Palliative Care Quality Network. Rev. Handzo is a graduate of Princeton University and Yale University Divinity School.