Jessica Aguilar
December 2021
300 Medical Surgical Pulmonary
Cox Health Springfield
United States




Jessica spent a day traveling around her community and helped give Covid vaccines.
I would like to recognize Jessica for her efforts to help make a difference in our hospital and community. She advocated for a change in required Covid testing for patients discharging to skilled facilities. Our current testing was delaying transfer and causing many patients to have multiple tests. She voiced these concerns directly to the infection prevention doctor, who in turn helped change to an accepted antigen test. This change has helped many departments and resources, especially with patient care. Outside the walls of the hospital, she wanted to help in her community. People homebound had no program to help them receive the Covid-19 vaccine. She reached out to her local Health Department and offered to help assist in setting up a program. The Health Department ran an ad in the local paper and residents signed up. Jessica spent a day traveling around her community and helped give those vaccines. She is looking forward to another event in the future. Every day Jessica leads with her nursing heart with the mission of “how can I help?” Her compassion and attitude are contagious, and we are so fortunate to have her as a nurse and CoxHealth.