Portrait of Gena


Gina was originally from Akron, Ohio, USA. She came to California to experience something new. Then she stayed because, “What honestly kept me here, was the weather. I don’t miss that snow and the brutal winters.”

Gina was a cardiovascular technician who worked in the Intensive Care Unit at Palmdale Regional Medical Center and helped with critical care patients. She monitored: oxygen levels in  blood,  blood pressures, significant rhythm changes, arterial lines, and checked EKG readings to make sure nothing was wrong.

Gina worked with cardiologists and had been in this career for 20-plus years. She was trained in the first hospital she entered, in 1981, Centinela Hospital Medical Center in Inglewood, California. They had a certification course, “and that’s what set me on my path.”

She wanted to say to the world that, “God is good, good all the time, all the time, and God is good.”

Image Credits: Bat-Ami Gordin ©2017 all rights reserved. Credit if you use it, please.

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About zongrik

For those of you who do not know the handle "zongrik," that would be Bat-Ami Gordin. Most people call me "Tammy." Bat-Ami means "daughter of my nation" in Hebrew. It's a heavy name to carry around. I answer to either name. I also answer to "mama." Some Basic Things about me: Animal lover, mom, poet/writer, dramatic soprano, photographer, teacher/tutor, CERT/Technician and, oh yeah, aerospace engineer. I consider myself "The Astro-Poet." To learn more about the origins of the word "zongrik" see whats-a-zongrik?

Posted on November 6, 2017, in photography, Portraits and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Great portrait of Gina and great write up on her and her job.

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