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Photo: CE BURNS MEDIA, License: N/A, Created: 2017:10:20 16:05:55

Allied Services Integrated Health System recognized five of its employees at an annual awards ceremony. The Charles Luger Memorial Employee Award recognizes an employee or employees for their outstanding commitment and dedication to Allied Services and their embodiment of the organization’s ideals and mission. Julie Robinson, originally of the Poconos, was among those recognized. Her family still resides in Tannersville and joined her for the awards ceremony.

Robinson started her career at Allied Services 26 years ago. She works as an occupational therapist in the Transitional Rehab Unit at Heinz Rehab Hospital in Wilkes-Barre, and has previously served as stroke supervisor. Robinson is certified in Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT) and as an Assisted Technology Professional (ATP). For more than a decade, Robinson worked fulltime to provide an adaptive seating program.

She worked one-on-one with patients of all ages and diagnoses to customize wheelchairs and seating. This program and Robinson’s work touched countless lives, helping to ease the transition from hospital to home following an illness or life-changing injury.

She continues to offer adaptive seating services alongside her full-time work as an occupational therapist on the Transitional Rehab Unit. Robinson is known for her selflessness and dedication to her work and to her team.

Reflecting on the award, Robinson drew attention to her co-workers, the strength of her team and their dedication to serving their patients. She remarked on their personal commitment and their willingness to do whatever it takes to help patients regain their lives. In her spare time, Robinson donates her time and expertise to help individuals at St. Joseph’s Center and the ALS Association of Northeastern Pennsylvania.

On the front page, from left: Ann Cwikla, Helen Robinson and Bill Conaboy.