Lindsay Hanculak, BSN, RN, CEN

Care Advocate

Lindsay is a Care Advocate and Board Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN). She brings over 20 years of clinical experience to the GreyZone team with time spent in level I trauma, general surgery, gastroenterology and emergency medicine.

Lindsay received the Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nurses after spearheading the first team in the nation to remotely care for patients during the COVID19 pandemic. She helped develop an automated reporting process for those tested for COVID19 in the Emergency Department, and with her colleagues, cared for over 4,000 patients during the first year of the pandemic.

After personally experiencing a misdiagnosis, Lindsay was inspired to apply her clinical knowledge as a Care Advocate, helping clients navigate the increasingly complex healthcare system.

She has a special interest in medical ethics and aims to find a care team that will provide safe and compassionate care for her clients. She enjoys helping people facing surgical complications, gastrointestinal issues and women’s health needs. She thrives under the high pressure environment of emergencies and helps families needing an extra pair of eyes on trauma cases or end-of-life circumstances for loved ones.

Lindsay understands how distressing an illness or new diagnosis can be to her clients and loved ones. She strives to come alongside them to offer support, expert knowledge, clinical education and empowerment on their journey towards improved health and wellness. She believes that it is an honor and privilege to be trusted by her clients and their loved ones.

Lindsay holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Pacific Lutheran University and a Certificate in Conscious Leadership and Team Management from the University of Chicago. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family, growing flowers, baking cookies and staying up to date on current
healthcare trends, related technology and best practices.

Lindsay's Talks, Interviews & Media Appearances

Daisy Award Recognition
COVID-19 ED Callback Team

Dr. Kevin Hanson and the ED Leadership tasked a team that would become the “COVID19 ED RN Callback Team”. The team was made up of nurses that were on light duty – in addition to ED nurses, a few of the RN team members were from Surgical Services, as they...

When Nurse Becomes Patient

After a routine check-up revealed cause for concern, Lindsay Hanculak sought care from the home team at EvergreenHealth For more than 12 years, Lindsay Hanculak has worked as a nurse in EvergreenHealth's Kirkland Emergency Department. In 2018, she found herself not only caring for others but becoming a patient herself. After receiving...