Posted In TidalHealth Peninsula Regional Stories on April 02, 2021
Primary care providers are the ones patients turn to most often in their time of need, and Jordan Braniff, a nurse practitioner and primary care provider at TidalHealth Primary Care in Berlin, Maryland, shows why. He was recently honored with the Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nurses for his compassionate and skilled care.
A colleague at TidalHealth Peninsula Regional nominated him for the award, saying, “Over the past year, our nursing floor has seen lots of COVID-19 patients die alone, our nursing staff being the hand they’re holding instead of their families. Last night, we had a COVID patient on comfort care. The family of our patient chose not to visit, but asked us to play music for him. We had our phones on Pandora for him as requested.
“Around 6:30 pm, I walked down the hall and saw Jordan gowning up to go into the patient’s room. Jordan was this patient's primary care provider. When he got the alert that he was passing, and was alone, he said, ‘I told my wife I needed to come in and be with him, because I didn't want him dying alone.’ He knew this patient very well from the office, and went out of his way, above and beyond. He sat with the patient and talked to him for over an hour. The patient wasn't responsive, but we knew he knew we were with him. This may seem like a small act of kindness, but it speaks volumes to who Jordan is as a person and a practitioner.”
Braniff was honored with the Daisy Award on Friday in a ceremony before his colleagues. He received a certificate commending him for being an extraordinary nurse, which reads: “In deep appreciation of all you do, who you are, and the incredibly meaningful difference you make in the lives of so many people.” He also received a sculpture called A Healer’s Touch, hand-carved by artists of the Shona Tribe in Zimbabwe.
Braniff and other providers in his office are accepting new patients – if you want a provider who values personal connections and will go above and beyond, look no further. The office can be reached at 410-912-6104.