Meet Our Staff - Crystal Fox!
Crystal Fox is a Certified Pharmacy Technician and has been with GMC for 8 years this month. She has been in health care since she was a teenager! She received her Certified Nursing Assistant degree at 17, had Restorative Aide training a few years later, and went on to receive her Associate’s in Science degree from Butler County Community College.
Although her plan was to attend Nursing School after receiving her Associate’s Degree, life happened (as she says), and that was postponed. She received her Certified Medical Assistant license while working for (what was then) Cornerstone Village in Pittsburg. She began work at GMC in 2012 and received her Pharmacy Tech certification. “Thanks to Jack and Pam in Pharmacy, I was educated on the job before taking the pharmacy tech exam,” she said. “They are awesome educators! I did not envision myself working in a hospital pharmacy but I love it.” Although she enjoys her work and co-workers in pharmacy, she misses direct patient care. “At times I get to work back on the floor and I really enjoy that,” she says.
In fact, Crystal enjoys patient care so much that she is currently working on getting her nursing degree from Labette Community College. She credits her “wonderful family” for her ability to be back in school while working. “Rick puts up with my not having time for him due to my studies, and China gets a kick out of making my writing look presentable since I’m not good with sentence structure or grammar,” she explains. “And I can’t forget the support at work,” she added. “It’s always nice when someone asks me how school is going. And by the way…so far so good!”
Crystal is described as a giving, compassionate, patient-centered caregiver – wherever her many duties take her on a daily basis at GMC. Luckily for us, she enjoys working here so much that she hopes to retire from here some day. “It’s nice to see the same faces every day and know what is going on in their lives,” she says. “With any luck, I can put a smile on their faces.”
If she has spare time, Crystal enjoys crocheting, reading, and walking hiking trails with her husband and four (!) “fur babies” -- Rusty, Roxy, Bandit and Sheba.
We appreciate Crystal for her dedication and commitment to GMC!