Cody was nominated for recognition through his employment at Medstar, and was selected from other Medstar candidates through a peer nomination process. The nomination stated “Cody is always looking for ways to positively represent Medstar, his fire department and first responders, and our community. He cares about the patients that he serves, and takes extra time to make sure that patients are well cared for in the hospital, as well as assisting family members during admission.”
Cody entered public service through scouting, and earned the rank of Eagle Scout. After completing his Eagle Scout Project by adding to and updating the playground at the Metamora Lions Club, he joined the Lions as an adult member.
He has been involved in EMS since 2010. He has been a full-time Paramedic with Medstar for two years, and was recently promoted to Field Training Officer. He previously served as an EMT with Lapeer County EMS for four years. Outside of his time on the ambulance, Cody is a paid-on-call firefighter/first responder for the Metamora Township Fire Department and a volunteer for community CPR and AED programs in Lapeer County with Medstar. He also assists with the Medstar Special Operations Teams, and teaches first aid and safety in local scout and church programs.
“I’m humbled to be nominated for this award by my peers, and proud to represent Medstar and the residents of Lapeer County in Lansing in D.C.,” Medlock said. “I’m grateful to work for an organization that encourages its team members to excel in compassionate clinical care as well as community involvement. I work with an incredible group of people at Medstar, and I’m proud of our service in Lapeer County.”
Cody holds two bachelors degrees from the University Of Michigan, with minors in chemistry and psychology, and is currently enrolled in a nursing education program.
“I’m not surprised that Cody was nominated by his co-workers, and I’m happy to see him receiving recognition,” said Kolby Miller, Medstar Chief Executive. “He brings to life Medstar’s organizational commitment to clinical excellence, safety, and community engagement. In addition to great clinical care, I can always count on his assistance or leadership on community projects that our Lapeer County Operations are involved in, whether its CPR and AED training, assistance with elderly residents in their homes, or connecting our community donations with residents and civic organizations who are in need of support.”