Will Laxen, Clinical Laboratory Technologist in the Biochemical Genetics Laboratory, was recently awarded the Mayo Clinic Individual Award for Service Excellence for his continuous commitment to quality and service. Mr. Laxen was presented the award by Theodore (Ted) Pletta, Supply Chain Management Performance Consultant, and Laboratory Genetics and Genomics Division Chair Dietrich Matern, M.D., Ph.D.
“Will has a great curiosity and scientific knowledge that he harnesses to solve complex problems,” says a peer who nominated Will for the award.
Colleagues describe him as “reliable, competent, and an extremely productive technologist who consistently focuses on the needs of the patient and his peers.”
About the Award
All consulting/voting staff, allied health staff, students, and volunteers at Mayo Clinic are eligible for this award. The Individual Award for Service Excellence is reserved for the top 1% to 2% of all Mayo Clinic employees and can be received only once during their Mayo career.
Candidates must have three or more years of service at Mayo and exhibit high standards of ethics and performance. Multiple examples of outstanding service are required as well as interpersonal skills that demonstrate respect and support for people and for Mayo’s goals and mission statement—the needs of the patient come first. The award recipients are high achievers, and they know how to tackle difficult challenges. More importantly, their good work inspires and motivates others.