Administrative Assistant, Social Work, Grace Hospital
All organizations have unsung heroes - people to whom others turn to keep them well-organized, well-supported, and just plain happier.
Trina Furutani is clearly one of those people at Grace Hospital, providing a wide range of administrative supports for the hospital's dedicated team of Social Workers and Spiritual Health professionals. A daily fixture in staff huddles, Trina has added IT support to her resume thanks to the pandemic, helping staff navigate the technologies that help keep patients and families informed and in virtual contact. She has also lent a helping hand to triaging clients aimed at ensuring that patients are directed to the right care, in the right place, at the right time, and has provided much-welcomed assistance in helping patients and families navigate processes relating to placement in long-term care.
Trina's co-workers have certainly noticed her efforts and are grateful for her willingness to go above and beyond their expectations:
"Trina Furutani is an Administrative Support extraordinaire!
The Social Work Department [at] Grace Hospital is fortunate to have such a ‘rockstar' in their midst. She is the bright light that welcomes us every morning and the go-to person for her team when we have a question or concern about well . . . pretty much anything!
Trina is smart, funny, knowledgeable, resourceful and supportive and goes out of her way to lighten the load, and the mood, for her team. Without fail she takes the time to listen, comfort and support us. She makes our jobs easier every day and does it with panache and warmth."
Her team is grateful for Trina and feels that she should be recognized for the amazing WRHA employee, co-worker and friend that she is! Congratulations, Trina. Keep up the great work!