Catawba Valley Medical Center presents Byerly Foundation Scrub/Assistant Award

Shane Sigmon, surgical technologist, Surgical Services

HICKORY, NC – Nov. 22, 2013 – Catawba Valley Medical Center presented the 2013 Byerly Foundation Scrub/Assistant Award to Shane Sigmon, surgical technologist, Surgical Services. Sigmon is a 12-year member of the orthopedic team.

“Shane is an extremely hard worker; he is always willing to help others out even without being asked,” said Michele McGlamery, administrator, Surgical Services. “He goes above and beyond his call of duty. He is a great asset to the Operating Room team and Catawba Valley Medical Center.”

Following are remarks offered by peers in nominating Sigmon:

  • “He is very knowledgeable; he has a good attitude and can be counted on to help. He is always very respectful and pleasant to work with.”
  • “He is such a pleasure to work with and is very knowledgeable in his specialty.”
  • “He is an extremely hard worker. He is well respected by his peers and the surgeons.”

The Byerly Foundation Scrub/Assistant Award is presented annually to a member of the Catawba Valley Medical Center Surgical Services team. In 1991, Dr. Grimes Byerly and Dr. James Fahl created the Byerly Foundation Scrub/Assistant Award as a way to recognize the scrub/assistant role in the operating room. Award winners must provide direct care for surgical patients and are recognized for their surgical skill set, knowledge of the perioperative environment, teamwork, demeanor, attendance, exceeding the requirements of their position, and overall support of Catawba Valley Medical Center.

About Catawba Valley Medical Center

Catawba Valley Medical Center (CVMC) in Hickory, N.C., is the region’s largest not-for-profit, public healthcare system and serves the community without direct funding from taxes. CVMC provides and promotes physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being of the public in addition to serving as a center for health education, wellness services, preventive medicine and acute care. CVMC has received three Magnet designations from the American Nurses Credentialing Center and has been recognized with three Women’s Choice Awards, being named one of America’s Best 100 Hospitals for Patient Experience in 2012 and 2013, a 2013 Best Hospital for Patient Experience in Obstetrics and one of America’s Best Hospitals in Orthopedics in 2013 by WomenCertified®. CVMC received the 2013 QUEST® Award for High-Value Healthcare from Premier, recognizing a reduction in harm, mortality, readmissions and costs, while improving the patient experience and delivering evidence-based care. For more information, please visit

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