Department of
Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Kim Wysocki Wins “You Are A Star” Award


Congratulations to Kimberly B. Wysocki (CRNA, UPMC Presbyterian), who was selected to receive a “You Are A Star” Award from UPMC Physician Services Division. The award recognizes staff members who consistently assist with difficult problems both inside or outside the scope of their regular job duties, pitch in to help others achieve UPMC’s goals, and maintain high morale through kind words or a positive outlook. Kim was nominated for the Star Award by UPMC Presbyterian CRNA Clinical Director Helen DeFranco, who brought attention to a community service project Kim organized in October 2017. Kim rallied UPMC CRNAs, anesthesiologists, project coordinators, and surgical services staff to collect over $2,000 to provide a lunch for the University of South Nevada Trauma hospital's anesthesia and surgical teams who cared for victims of the horrific Las Vegas mass shooting. The act was a way to thank them for caring for others and to express understanding and empathy in dealing with the loss of so many lives and treating so many injured victims.