Catherine Wilkinson is the recipient of the December 2022 Employee Recognition Award. Catherine, AKA “Nurse Cat,” serves as the nurse for Children’s Services and the First Episode Psychosis team, NOVA. Her colleagues describe Cat as the heart and soul of Children’s Services and NOVA, running three clinics and providing the nursing care and education to all the individuals served through these programs. She always has a smile on her face and brings much joy to the 956 building. The recipients we serve love her, and they are quick to announce upon their arrival at the clinic, “I am here to see Nurse Cat.” Cat also oversees all the prior authorizations and patient assistance forms to ensure recipients have their medications in a timely and affordable manner. The list of responsibilities for Cat are lengthy, but she shows great perseverance and dedication in her job. Her previous experience working in an acute inpatient setting allows her to provide recipients and families valuable insight into what to expect when hospitalization is necessary, providing immeasurable comfort and support.
Cat is a talented artist and someone with a great sense of humor that brings joy and laughter to the work setting. She is the type of employee that embodies the values and mission of JBS and makes her colleagues proud to work at JBS. Cat is very well-deserving of this award due to being an outstanding nurse, employee, and human being. Congratulations, Cat!