Mimi Toomey

Patient Advocate

Mary Clare (Mimi) Toomey lost her husband David Bunoski in the Fall of 2013 as a result of an airway safety error in an ambulance enroute to the hospital. Dave was in a coma for several weeks following the error and ultimately went into Hospice care. The decision to move to Hospice was made more difficult for the family due to the lack of communication and full understanding of what transpired between the ambulance, ER, ICU, and LTC. In addition to focusing on airway safety issues, Mimi is a passionate advocate for improved coordination and communications across specialties, in and outside of the hospital, physicians offices, in the community and in the home of the consumer and their family.