30 Years of Serving Others: Julie Robinson, OTR/L

30 Years of Serving Others: Julie Robinson, OTR/L

Left to right: Leah Anderson, OTR/L, Rehab Director, Allied Services Wilkes-Barre Transitional Rehab Unit; Julie Robinson, Allied Services Wilkes-Barre Transitional Rehab Unit; OTR/L; Chris Minich, OTR/L, NHA, Assistant Vice President, Allied Services Wilkes-Barre Transitional Rehab Unit;

A well-known and much-loved staff member at Allied Services Wilkes-Barre Transitional Rehab Unit celebrated 30 years as an employee of the non-profit health system. Julie Robinson, OTR/L, Heinz Rehab Hospital of Hunlock Creek, Pa started her career at Allied Services in Wilkes-Barre and has served patients there for 30 years. She currently works as an Occupational Therapist in the Transitional Rehab Unit and has previously served as stroke supervisor.

"We are very fortunate to have Julie on our Transitional team sharing her expertise in specialized rehab and postural techniques to help our patients achieve great outcomes. Her skills, and those of her team members, enable us to provide our patients with a fast-track home after hospitalization" commented Chris Minich, OTR/L, NHA, Assistant Vice President, Allied Services Wilkes-Barre Transitional Rehab Unit;

Robinson is certified in Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT) and as an Assisted Technology Professional (ATP). For more than a decade, Robinson worked full-time 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 injury, 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.

In 2017, Robinson received the Charles Luger Memorial Employee Award. The award is given in recognition of an employee for their outstanding commitment and dedication to Allied Services and their embodiment of the organization’s ideals and mission.

Robinson is known for her selflessness and dedication to her work and to her team. 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.

About Allied Services Wilkes-Barre Transitional Rehab Unit: For those patients who need short-stay rehab, but may not be appropriate for an inpatient rehab, our Transitional facilities offer the best of both worlds: superior rehab and the highest quality, round-the-clock nursing care. Here, expert clinicians and caregivers work as a team, with one goal in mind: a faster, fuller recovery for our patients.

Transitional Care at Heinz Rehab Hospital earned Best Nursing Home status for 2020-21 by U.S. News & World Report after achieving a rating of “High Performing,” the highest possible rating for Short-Term Rehabilitation. The designation of Best Nursing Home is only given to those homes that satisfy U.S. News’s assessment of the appropriate use of key services and consistent performance in quality measures. Learn more here.