Please join me in congratulating Casey Wilcox, OR Technician in Surgical Services, on being named the recipient of the MDH APPLE Award for September 2015. APPLE stands for "Achieving outstanding Performance in Patient care, Leadership, Loyalty and Enthusiasm for MDH."
Casey graduated from the Surgical Technician program at Florida Community College of Jacksonville in 2001 and gained experience working as a technician at St. Vincent’s Medical Center and Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville, Florida until 2008. As of September 9, 2008, Casey began her employment as an OR Technician in Surgical Services at MDH.
Casey is very knowledgeable and can scrub for any procedure. She is a mentor for the scrub tech students from John Wood Community College in Quincy who use MDH as a clinical site. She teaches the students and helps them learn the skills they will use as a future technician. This is a three-month commitment, and Casey goes above and beyond what is expected of her job description to help these students. She is also cross-trained and works at the control desk as needed.
Casey is a team player, a valuable resource, and an exceptional scrub technician. She has great skill and is respected by peers and surgeons. She remains professional, courteous, and kind in all situations. She is very helpful to both patients and co-workers and provides a refreshing positive outlook and friendly demeanor.
Her nominator is very complimentary of Casey, “Casey is an absolute joy to work with. She is kind and compassionate to all patients and families. If I had to use just one word to describe Casey, it would be empathetic. Too often in this profession we become hurried and forget how scared, worried or angry our patients may be feeling. Casey never forgets that each patient is unique and as such should be treated with the greatest regard for their own special needs and care through their medical journey.”
Casey and Tim have two sons, Tristan and Cody. In her spare time, Casey enjoys reading, camping, fishing and attending her sons’ ball games.