Tammy Devlin, LPN Honored with The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses

The 23-Year nursing veteran always puts patients first


Known for her quick wit and generous smile,  Tammy Devlin, LPN, was honored with The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses®.

Devlin shares her passion for nursing with patients at the High Peaks Health Center, in Wilmington, N.Y. She was selected for the honor after a hospital committee reviewed nominations submitted by coworkers, patients and patient families.  Her professionalism, compassionate care and patient advocacy were common themes in the nominations she received. 

One longtime patient shared, “I have noticed her, on many occasions, in person or on the phone, go out of her way to ensure the patients get best possible care. In my opinion, the community is very fortunate to be able to look to her for medical care.”

“Tammy is the heart of the Wilmington Health Center. Her cheerful, positive attitude is a hallmark of the care we always receive from her,” another nomination offered.  It continued, “She is an excellent representative of Elizabethtown Community Hospital and the UVM Health Network.”

The nominations did not come as a suprise to Chief Nursing Officer Julie Tromblee, MSN. "Tammy has been an incredibly dedicated nurse since she started with us on the inpatient unit 23 years ago. She always puts patients first."

Dr. Jun Chon, Chief Medical Officer for Elizabethtown Community Hospital, stated, “Tammy is very deserving of this recognition and we’re so fortunate to have her as part of our team.  She is diligent in her tasks, thoughtful in her actions and always an advocate for patients.”

About The DAISY Award

Elizabethtown Community Hospital launched the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses in early 2018 as way to recognize and reward licensed nurses for making a meaningful difference in the lives of their patients. Nomination forms and boxes are located at each of the hospital’s main entrances and online. Nurses may be nominated by patients, families and colleagues.  A committee reviews nominations and twice a year, awards the honor to a deserving nurse. 

The award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s mission to recognize the extraordinary, compassionate nursing care they provide patients and families every day. The DAISY Foundation is a national not-for-profit organization, established in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, by members of his family.  Patrick died at the age of 33 in late 1999 from complications of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), a little known but not uncommon auto-immune disease. (DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System.)  The care Patrick and his family received from nurses while he was ill inspired this unique means of thanking nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and patient families. More information is available at DAISYfoundation.org.