2017 DAISY Award Winners: Making A Difference for Patients


Tunie Fliss, RN, B3, and Jill Lueck, RN, PACU, received The Daisy Award in 2017 at Munson Medical Center

Tunie Fliss, RN, B3 was nominated by the wife of her patient’s roommate. Her patient did not have family present to help him cope with a poor diagnosis. “Tunie kept showing her concern for him even while caring for her other patients. She told the man she had to clock out, but she came back and held his hand and talked quietly to him. At 9 pm, I left and she was still in the room. That is true dedication to each individual.”

Tunie said she was “honored and humbled” by the recognition. “What I appreciate most is how much I love working with the staff on B3. They are some of my closest friends. We know how to have a good time, we have a lot of laughs, and I know the B3 team has my back.”

Jill Lueck, RN, PACU is nice, considerate and professional. She mentioned that the anesthesiology people assigned to me were top-notch. I began to feel relaxed and upbeat and I was actually looking forward to getting on with the procedure. I felt that she truly cared about me and my time here; so please thank her for me. I could not have hoped for better pre-op care than what I received today.”

Jill has worked at Munson Medical Center for 19 years and said she loves making a difference in peoples’ lives. And, she appreciates her coworkers. “The team I work with is great. I always know who I can count on and resources available.”