Pediatric Nurse honored with August DAISY Award

Published: Aug. 22, 2014

Tammy Treat, R.N., BSN, was recognized with the August DAISY Award for showing her young Patients that she cares about them – even when they leave the walls of the hospital.

The Pediatrics Nurse has a special love for kids battling cancer, and will make special care packages for Patients and their families when they have to leave Sparrow Hospital for certain procedures.

“Families are very appreciative and it reminds them that Sparrow Pediatric Nurses care about them no matter where they are,” read her nomination form.

Tammy was recognized for this high quality care with the DAISY Award in a surprise ceremony held Aug. 22.

DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System, and the DAISY Award is a national program created in memory of J. Patrick Barnes died in 1999 of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura, or ITP at 33 years old. His family was overwhelmed by the skillful and amazingly compassionate Nurses that cared for Pat, and the DAISY Foundation and Award were created as an expression of their gratitude.

The DAISY Award is a way to recognize and make visible the contribution and value of Nurses wherever nursing is practiced.

Tammy received a certificate, a DAISY pin to wear at work and beautiful serpentine stone sculpture carved by the artists of the Shona Tribe in Zimbabwe. The sculpture depicts the embracing relationship Nurses have with their Patients.