Georgena Yanoff, Occupational Therapist | March 2023
Georgena Yanoff, Occupational Therapist, is EIRMC’s Sunshine Award Honoree, which recognizes exceptional compassion and knowledge at EIRMC. She was nominated by her colleague, who shares why Georgena is so deserving of this award: Georgena cares deeply about each of her patients and develops quick rapport with them. With over 30 years of experience ranging from peds to adults, she is a profound resource to other staff and to providers who frequently ask for her opinion and expertise. Georgena has a wealth of knowledge and is quick to provide printed resources or hands on education when someone mentions a skill or topic they don't feel confident about. I have personally "caught" Georgena hand-stitching alterations into a compression glove for an improved fit for a patient, buying black coban on her own time and money to match a patient's tuxedo for his daughter's wedding, and covering a multitude of shifts for her counterpart (7-on / 7-off) who had to suddenly go out on FMLA for weeks due to family emergency. She has worked for nearly a month straight without complaint because she cares about the patients and her coworkers and wants the best for everyone. She is an irreplaceable asset and deserves all the recognition in the world!