Diane’s wake up call, and blessing in disguise, came when she was diagnosed with breast cancer November 19, 2010. During an appointment with her oncologist, she stepped on the scale and saw 285 pounds. It was the turning point in her life. She knew she needed to be healthy in order to function for her […]
Casey has been affiliated with North Kansas City Hospital since 2009, beginning as a graduate school intern. After completing her Master’s Degree she worked as a contract employee through the Community Health and Wellness department until 2010, when she joined the hospital full time as the Employee Wellness Specialist in Human Resources. She attended college at Northwest Missouri State University, where she pursued a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Public Relations, then continued on to earn her Master’s Degree in Applied Health Science. According to Casey, putting her two degrees together yields the most perfect career in the world. On a daily basis she has the opportunity to market all aspects of wellness. She encourages employees of the hospital to live healthier, happier lives by maximizing the potential everyone has inside them. She loves this quote by Dean Ornish: “Poor health is not caused by something you don’t have; it’s caused by disturbing something that you already have. Health is not something you need to get; it’s something you have already if you don’t disturb it.” She believes that everyone has the ability to be the best they can be. Sometimes, they just need a cheerleader to get them there!