Sultanna Iden and Dennis Styne with DAISY Award

Pediatric endocrinology nurse receives DAISY Award for excellence


Pediatric endocrinology outpatient nurse Sultanna Iden has been honored with a DAISY Award, which recognizes outstanding members of the nursing community. Iden was recognized for her contributions over the past 22 years as an essential member of the pediatric endocrinology outpatient clinic team at the Glassrock Building.

“Diabetes is an exceptionally difficult disease for patients as it requires attention to daily habits of diet and activity, all without letting the experience overwhelm them to the exclusion of other aspects of their life. Sultanna has the deepest concern and heartfelt affection for her patients and their families and exerts incredible effort to ensure they receive excellent care,” said Dennis Styne, Yocha Dehe Endowed Chair in Pediatric Endocrinology at UC Davis Children’s Hospital.

Iden’s responsibilities include providing patient education to families, including training on various diabetes technologies and conducting diabetes education classes and support groups.

“She keeps track of our patients to ensure that those who miss a visit or two are not lost to lack of follow-up and her attention often brings them back to our care, for their benefit. Sultanna has led countless children and teenagers through this journey,” Styne said.

Iden was presented the DAISY Award this month in a small reception at the Glassrock Building.

About the DAISY Award

The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses recognizes outstanding members of the nursing community and the very special work they do every day. It was established by the DAISY Foundation in memory of the extraordinary nursing J. Patrick Barnes received when he was hospitalized. (DAISY is an acronym for diseases attacking the immune system.) This nursing recognition award program offers patients, families, and professional colleagues a way to honor nurses for all they do. The DAISY awardees consistently demonstrate excellence through their clinical expertise and extraordinary compassionate care.

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