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Michelle Brunschmid is the July DAISY Award Winner!

September 22, 2022

A program to recognize the care and compassion of extraordinary nurses continues at UHS with Michelle Brunschmid, RN, South Tower 3, being named the July winner of the DAISY Award! Michelle was recognized and presented with the award for the achievement, and enjoyed cinnamon rolls, a symbolic treat in honor of Patrick Barnes, whose experience inspired the award.

The South Tower 3 nurse was nominated by a patient, Tonee Carman. In her nomination letter, Tonee spoke about how Michelle went above and beyond her job title, making sure that her long stay was as good as it could be. She credits Michelle for putting up with her when she was in serious pain and always trying new things to help make changing Tonee's bandages easier and less painful. Tonee went on to say that Michelle not only did an "over-the-top job" but also made her feel more like a friend than just another patient.

Tonee went on to say, "Michelle takes her job to heart and cares for her patients as if they were her own family, or close friends. She is truly an amazing nurse!"

The DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune SYstem) Award is an international recognition program that honors and celebrates the skillful, compassionate care nurses provide every day. The DAISY Foundation was established by the family of J. Patrick Barnes after the Seattle man died from complications of the auto-immune disease ITP in 1999. During his hospitalization, the family members deeply appreciated the care and compassion shown to Patrick and his loved ones. When he died, they felt compelled to say thank you to nurses in a very public way. To learn more, visit DAISYFoundation.org

Started at UHS in April 2021, nurses are nominated by anyone in the organization - patients, family members, other nurses, physicians, other clinicians and staff - anyone who experiences or observes extraordinary care being provided by a nurse.

Nominations are submitted by using a form found on NYUHS.org. On this form, the person will be able to tell the story of why they are nominating the nurse, while also choosing which UHS Value (Compassion, Trust, Respect, Teamwork, Innovation) the nurse displayed.

If you have any questions, please contact Toni Nash at (607) 763-6896 or send an email to daisy@nyuhs.org.

July 2022 DAISY Award Winner