The Children’s Blood & Cancer Center welcomes Lindsey Brunick to its nursing team. Lindsey comes to us from Dell Children’s 4North where she worked for the last two and a half years.
“I have loved working on 4North over the last couple of years and getting to know these kids, but working night shift meant they were sleeping during most of my time with them! Coming to the clinic means I get to spend more time caring for and building relationships with my patients and families since I get to see them more frequently and throughout their entire course of treatment. I also get to see them when they’re playing and having fun and just being regular kids!”
Her interest in pediatric hematology/oncology began when she was working as a clinic assistant. “I worked as a CA on the hem/onc floor at Boston Children’s Hospital during nursing school and quickly fell in love with the specialty. I knew that once I was a nurse that pediatric hem/onc is where I wanted to be!
Lindsey says, “It’s so rewarding to be able to see a kid reach the end of their treatment. These kids go through so much and they constantly amaze me with their positive attitudes. I love being able to celebrate their victories with them, especially when it’s somebody who had some rough times during treatment. I get my strength from seeing the strength of these amazing kiddos! Their bravery and resilience inspires me every day. I hope I can be a person that my patients and families know they can trust and lean on during their treatment. I want to do anything I can to help make a scary time in their lives a little bit easier to deal with.”
Lindsey will be working primarily in the infusion room, but will also float, to help wherever she’s needed.
And here’s one thing that might surprise her patients – “I’m originally from Connecticut and had never even been to Texas until I packed my bags and drove down here to start my job at Dell Children’s!”
Lindsey, welcome to Texas and the CBCC!