As a physical therapist, Geuorgui Petrov is proud to serve the less fortunate and deliver quality care to the community.
Name: Geuorgui Petrov
Title and Department: Rehabilitation Services Coordinator, Broward Health North
Years at Broward Health: 8
Why I chose physical therapy as a career path: One year after I started community college, my father went through rehab after knee surgery. It introduced me to the field and at the time I was really into working out/exercising -- so I thought it would be something I would enjoy doing. At the time and while going through school, I thought I would be in the outpatient field, but once I was introduced to the acute care setting I’ve realized that’s it was the best environment for me to practice PT and be an advocate for mobility in the hospital.
The best lesson I ever learned that made me a better caregiver: Something my father once told me has helped me in my professional and personal life. The advice was to listen more and talk less. A lot of times, patients will simply need someone to listen to their concerns and allow them to vent their frustrations.
My favorite Broward Health moment: In 2013, early on in my career with BHN, I was surprised with being honored with the Shining Star Award.
How I like to relax: Toward the end of the day, after the kids have gone to bed, a recliner, sunflower seeds, a cold lager and something I’ve DVR'ed.
What I’m most proud of personally or professionally: Professionally. I’m most proud of reaching this level of leadership here at BHN, and personally I’m most proud of being able to help someone either directly or indirectly as a result of what we all do here, delivering quality care to the community and less fortunate.
What’s on my playlist: Sublime station on Pandora
If I could have dinner with anyone in the world, alive or dead, it would be: Larry David because I know it will be a night full of laughs.