Dana Tretina Honored with DAISY AwardOct 15, 2019
Tretina has worked as a nurse at Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett for the past ten years. She was selected as a DAISY Award recipient based letters from patients and their families.
“We have a great team at Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett, and I really feel like this honor should go more to the team than to me as an individual,” said Dana. “I just try to do my job to the best of my ability, and it’s great to know that small acts of kindness can really have an impact on our patients.”
Tretina was presented with a certificate commending her for being an “Extraordinary Nurse.” She also received a Healer’s Touch sculpture, hand carved by artists of the Shona Tribe in Africa. The sculpture represents the respect the Shona people give their traditional healers.
The DAISY Award, an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System, is a national program that began in 2001 by the DAISY Foundation in Glen Ellen, California. The DAISY Foundation was started by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died at age 33 of complications of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, a bleeding condition in which the blood doesn't clot properly. Deeply touched by the compassionate care Patrick received from his nurses, the Barnes family created the national DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses to recognize the incredible work that nurses do every day.