The hospital got back to me today.
They are interested in sitting down with us and defining how we could be of service. It won't be 100% as I had envisioned it, but 95% will be acceptable and close enough.
They do have some 'hoops' to jump through, but nothing unreasonable. Everyone who volunteers (AA or not) will have to jump through the same hoops. They are:
* Criminal background check - no violent convictions.
* Immunization records - if none, a blood test is taken to find deficiencies.
* Tested for TB
* Orientation in Patient Etiquette
* Be added to an Approved List before service work can begin
(no terms of Length Of Sobriety have been discussed, but it may come into play)
They CAN NOT (understandably) request our visiting patience, but if the patient requests help for alcoholism, someone from the approved list will be called and we would be expected to visit them in short order. What we can and can't say will be covered in the orientation and a sit-down meeting the AA people and the board before this all starts.
All in all, is seems to be a reasonable attempt on the hospital's part to include the AA Option for their patients.
Now, to see if I'm alone or if other members can find an interest in this kind of service work. We'll see on that.