Wednesday , 12 May 2021

A Letter to the Community From Georgia Awig

As a patient advocate, Georgia Awig helps patients and their families communicate with their healthcare providers.  This enables them to get the information they need to make decisions about their healthcare.  Because of her involvement in our community, she is also able to  provide  resources for financial, legal, and social support.

Graduating from Kent State University in 1972, Georgia has been a Registered Nurse for about 50 years and has gained much experience in the medical field.  She has cared for both pediatric and adult patients at local hospitals, long-term care facilities, and in their own home.

Having a patient advocate helps assure that patients receive the necessary care when they have an acute or chronic illness.  Georgia encourages everyone to have a patient advocate when they are sick as it is very challenging to advocate for yourself when you are not feeling well.  A relative or close friend can easily be a great advocate with knowledge about the patient’s condition and healthcare system.

In addition to being a patient advocate, Georgia has definitely been a strong advocate for North Ridgeville.  Having grown up in Lorain County, she knows that our city is a great place to live, work, and play.  She has become very involved in activities in our city, being able to establish relationships with many residents and businesses.  Georgia is on the Board of the Chamber of Commerce and Community Care, as well as a member of the Visitor’s Bureau and Heart and Sole.  Georgia routinely welcomes new residents and businesses to our community.  She is seeking an At-Large position on City Council so that she can have a voice in the future of North Ridgeville and help bring additional businesses here. Feel free to contact her at  georgia.awig@gmail.com

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