Todd Hulbert, RN, Emergency Department
Todd Hulbert, RN, Emergency Department

Daisy Award Recipient:

Todd Hulbert, RN, Emergency Department

August 23, 2019

Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall (MSLC) recognized MSLC Emergency Department RN, Todd Hulbert as the second recipient of the DAISY Award. The DAISY Award is an international program that rewards and celebrates the clinical skill and compassionate care given by extraordinary nurses. It is designed to recognize nurses whose clinical skills and compassionate care exemplify the type of nurse that patients, families view as outstanding role models.

Todd began his career in Healthcare in 1984 when he joined Otisville/Mt Hope Volunteer Ambulance Corp as an EMT. He pursued his Paramedic certificate and joined The Binghamton University Ambulance Corp as Chief. Upon relocation to Syracuse, Todd worked as a Paramedic and Flight Medic for the region of North Syracuse. In 1998 Todd moved to the area and joined Mobile Life Services as a Paramedic and Flight Medic. Todd’s passion for healthcare led him to a Associates Nursing degree which he achieved in 2002 from Excelsior College. His first job as an RN was at Vassar ED from 2002-2003. In 2003 Todd began his career at Cornwall Hospital ED and has been at MSLC ED since that time. Todd is well respected by his peers and serves as a mentor to novice nurses as well as a resource to all in the Emergency Department.

Nominated by Micaela, RN Intern, Emergency Department:
“It is impossible to summarize in a few words what kind of nurse Todd is. He is a rare instrument in the facilitation of patient care and embraces challenge and change with innovative strategies. Todd’s most notable quality is not only his leadership skills, but his ability to inspire and enlighten anyone he encounters. His passion for nursing and knowledge is contagious as he continuously stimulates intellectual curiosity and yearning to be the best version he can be. Anyone lucky enough to be under his wing is truly given a gift as Todd is an order of magnitude that is equaled by few.”

The DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune System) Foundation was established in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died at age 33 of complications from an autoimmune disease. During Pat’s eight-week hospitalization, his family was awestruck by the care and compassion his nurses provided Pat and his entire family. In Pat’s memory, his family created a foundation with the goal of recognizing extraordinary nurses who make an enormous difference in countless people’s lives every day.

Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall Nursing has adopted Dr. Jean Watson’s Theory of Caring as the model of our nursing practice which exemplifies our nursing division’s mission.