To: White Memorial Family and the CME Community
From: John Raffoul, D.P.A., FACHE President & CEO, White Memorial
Date: January 10, 2017
Subject: Passing of Georgia Froberg
It is with a heavy heart and profound sadness that I inform you of the passing of Georgia Froberg, former Director of Medical Education at White Memorial. We have lost a gentle spirit, a strong voice and a great leader. Georgia served here at the White for nearly 43 years, starting out as an administrative assistant in 1973 and going on to become the Director of Medical Education in July 1986. She had an unwavering commitment to medical education, and during her 30-year tenure she helped shepherd countless residents through the often intense challenges of a medical residency, cheering and supporting them on their way to the finish line.
As you all know, Georgia was curious about everything, and has been part of all the changes the White experienced in the last four decades. It is no surprise, then, that Georgia was the one person to go to if you wanted to know what happened when, where, how and why – and what worked and what didn’t.
Georgia loved entertaining and decorating – which is why we could always count on her to play Ellen G. White at innumerable New Employee Orientations to the delight and enlightenment of new employees. And a party at the White would not have been the same without first delving into the two closets in the Medical Education offices – where, it seemed, Georgia had a decoration or two for every occasion.
These are just a few of the ways Georgia Froberg enriched our lives. I’m sure each one of us who knew her, or knew of her, have our own special memory of her friendship, her knowledge, her counsel and her sense of humor. Take the time in the next few days to share one of those memories with one another. Georgia, your impact and your legacy here at the White will always be in our hearts and in our memories. Thank you for your lasting imprint on our hearts and for being part of the White Memorial family.
Services for Georgia will be held this Friday, January 13th @ 11:30 a.m. at the following address; Holy Family Catholic Church, 1527 Fremont Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030