Sarah Tanner, a registered nurse on 4-East, Neuro, has received the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses.
This international recognition is part of the DAISY Foundation's mission to recognize the exceptional, compassionate nursing care that nurses provide patients and families every day.
Sarah was nominated by a family grateful for the care their sister received at Southeast Hospital on the Neuro Unit.
The patient's sister, Rose, noted that her sister Maxine was transferred to Southeast from a nearby community and was not doing well. She writes, "I have encountered some really nice nurses here, but there's one in particular, Sarah. She works nights and boy, does she have her hands full. Sarah did everything she was supposed to do and so much more. She answered my questions, she was respectful and nice every single time she came in whether she was busy or not.
"Not only am I grateful to Sarah but to this hospital for all you have done for my sister. I wasn't sure about Max making it, but you all made the difference in my sister's life. Thank you for giving her back to me. And thank you, Sarah, for being there for my big sister. May God bless and keep you, Sarah, and the staff at Southeast."
Other nominees for the DAISY Award were Jennifer Mueller, Emergency Services, and Jenna Rubel, Pediatrics.
The DAISY Foundation is a not-for-profit organization, established in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, by members of his family. Nurses may be nominated by patients, families and colleagues. The award recipient is chosen by a committee at SoutheastHEALTH. Honorees receive a certificate of commendation along with a DAISY Award pin and a beautiful and meaningful sculpture titled "A Healer's Touch," hand carved by artists of the Shona Tribe in Zimbabwe.