Sherrie Elixson, Certified Surgical Technologist, has been named the NHRMC Employee of Excellence for March 2019.
When your co-workers ask you to be in the room for their surgery, that’s the ultimate vote of confidence. That means they literally trust you with their life.
For a surgical technologist, that means you have the professionalism to do the job skillfully, the knowledge to anticipate the needs of the surgeon and the rest of the team, and the demeanor to handle any unexpected situations.
Sherrie has been identified as the surgical technologist everyone wants in the room.
A teammate writes: “She is always being asked to work in rooms when one of her co-workers or friends is having a procedure. She is the number 1 "go to" scrub in the operating room.”
NHRMC recently lost an employee to breast cancer, and Sherrie was in the operating room for every procedure. She was not only an excellent scrub for the cases, but she supported our NHRMC co-workers, our teammate’s family, and her friends. With quiet, calming confidence, she held them all together during this difficult time.
Sherrie is known for being there for her teammates, whenever they need her. If someone needs to switch cases, she’s happy to do so. She routinely picks up extra shifts, and she acts as a preceptor for new techs, training these new co-workers to work with the same professionalism and dedication that she demonstrates every day.
Sherrie also works on the Organ Donation team and responds whenever she’s needed to help these patients fulfill their final wishes.
If you wonder just how dedicated this employee is, consider this:
In the throes of Hurricane Florence, when the storm was at its peak, NHRMC needed to send a team to rescue a patient who needed to be extricated by amputation. Sherrie went out into the storm prepared to help with an emergency surgery in the middle of a hurricane! You can be sure that there’s nobody else the surgeon would have rather had by his side. The plans to amputate in the field were aborted, but that in no way diminishes the bravery and dedication shown by this employee.
Congratulations to Sherrie Elixson, March 2019 Employee of Excellence!
2019 Employees of Excellence:
January: Gray Boone, Administrative Associate
February: Mary Hamrick, RN
March: Sherrie Elixson, Surgical Technologist