Yvonne Koi


Back in 1977, Yvonne Koi lost her twins, Anthony and Brian, after a lengthy stay in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Seton Medical Center Austin.

She spent a lot of time at Seton while nurses and doctors worked on her boys. Despite the tragic ending, she came away with nothing but positive feelings towards the people and facilities at Seton.

“I was so impressed with my care and the people at Seton that I thought, ‘Well that would be a good place to work,’” she said.

Thanks to a tip from a friend, Yvonne found a spot at Seton as a Floor Supply Specialist and hasn’t looked back. That was almost 40 years ago.

Over the years, Yvonne has had several different roles and titles. Now, as an SPD Manager, she says Seton has changed a lot, but there’s always been a constant: “It’s gotten bigger now, but it’s just such a giving place.”

Yvonne always contributes when Seton Cares comes around, looking for different departments every year that are in need of some help. The amount she can give varies year to year, but she always gives, even if it’s a small amount.

“It’s just a small thing to do that can help so many people in so many different ways,” she said. “And it’s just so simple – fill out a paper and boom. And it really helps.”