Island Hospital’s February 2017 Employee of the Month is Tammy Akard RRT, CPFT in the Respiratory Therapy Department.
As a respiratory therapist, Tammy provides care and treatment for patients suffering from breathing and cardiopulmonary difficulties. She sees patients in the emergency room, intensive care and acute care areas of the hospital. Tammy is exceptional with her patients. She exhibits warmth and empathy towards their concerns and helps them understand what is going on with their lungs. Tammy places the patient first in every interaction and will come in early to complete reports so referring physicians have results in a timely manner. Her supervisor notes, “Tammy sets the bar very high for us in Respiratory Therapy. Her energy and attention to detail are the hallmark of her work performance. We are proud to work with her”.
Since her arrival in 2007, Tammy has characterized Island Hospital’s Promise to consistently provide the best customer service to our patients, families, guests and colleagues. Congratulations and thanks for being an inspiration, Tammy!