Sara Schulze is an RN on the women's services unit at UVMC. She is a labor and delivery nurse as well as triage and postpartum nurse. Sara is an individual who always provides compassionate and extraordinary care to every one of her patients.
I am a newer nurse and Sara is someone who I really look up to and learned from during my OB career so far. Sara is the kind of nurse that patients want to have when coming to the women's services unit. She is kind, professional, smart, and one of the most patient nurses you will ever meet. I have seen Sara encourage and motivate patients as they are about to bring their new baby into the world, never letting them give up. I have seen Sara respond to emergent cases and situations while keeping calm and acting quickly, and I have seen Sara empathize with mothers and families as they grieve over the loss of a baby. Sara has such a big heart and passion for her new patients and coworkers that can easily be seen even by people who don't know her.
Sara is highly respected and liked by her coworkers. Being able to work alongside such a kind and smart RN like her is a privilege. She wants to help everyone and you will not find a better team player than her. Sara also picks up multiple extra shifts and comes in to help the unit when we are understaffed or have a very high census. You will always find Sara giving 110% and going the extra mile. Sara is selfless and does not strive for recognition but strives to provide the best patient care experience to each woman and baby she cares for. I recently worked with Sara on a night where her assignment was to care for a mother who had delivered a stillborn that was full term, a hard assignment for any nurse, even the most experienced. She cared for that patient so kindly and with so much compassion. Sara even had a special memory box brought in to give to the mother and father so that they had something to keep mementos in. Empathy is a quality that we are taught is crucial to have while in nursing school and Sara is someone who exemplifies this quality beautifully.
There are endless great things that could be said about Sara. She is truly an asset to the healthcare field and practices nursing with respect, integrity, compassion and the desire to make a difference each and every day. Sara goes above and beyond the expectation and is a true DAISY Nurse.