Jill Braun, APRN, Comes to One Health Tell City - Owensboro Health

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Published on January 05, 2016

Owensboro Health Welcomes Jill Braun, APRN To One Health Tell City

Jill Braun, APRN

Jill Braun is following a path that started when she was a child.

“I just had a calling for as long as I remember. Even when I was little, I knew I wanted to be a nurse or be in healthcare,” Braun said.

First she became a nurse, working with long-term heart patients on the road to recovery. That’s where she decided that she wanted to do more.

“I worked in cardiac rehab for a lot of my career. Just working with the patients that had so many health problems on top of their heart disease, trying to help them meet their personal goals, it made me realize I really enjoyed that one-on-one patient relationship and that's what pushed me toward primary care,” Braun said.

Braun already had an associate’s degree in nursing from Ivy Tech Community College in Evansville and a bachelor’s of science in nursing from the University of Southern Indiana. She followed that with a master’s of science in nursing, also from USI, and completion of her nurse practitioner (APRN) certification in 2014. Today, she’s the newest primary care provider at One Health Tell City in Indiana.

Braun said being a primary care provider is a life-long commitment to her patients.

“I hope to be able to develop a relationship with them, to form a bond and trust where they can come to me with any concern,” Braun said. “I think part of it is to help patients where they're at and move toward their goals. I want to help them get to the best health they can be in.”

Braun said she’s glad to join Owensboro Health and the One Health medical group because of whom she will be working with.

“It's a great health system to work for. From management to everyone on the staff I work with, I feel like they want you to be comfortable and successful and do what they can to help you,” Braun said.

Braun said she also feels personally connected to the people of Tell City.

“I grew up there. It's where my family and friends are. It's a great community to live and work in,” Braun said. “It's a great responsibility and a privilege to be able to work there and take care of our patients.”

Braun and her husband, who owns and operates the family Braun Plumbing and Heating business, have two daughters. In her spare time, Braun enjoys reading, spending time with family and horses.

About Owensboro Health

Owensboro Health is a nonprofit health system with a mission to heal the sick and to improve the health of the communities it serves in Kentucky and Indiana. The system includes Owensboro Health Regional Hospital, nationally recognized for design, architecture and engineering and the only hospital in the world to be designated a Signature Sanctuary by Audubon International, Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital, the One Health medical group comprising over 180 providers in 25 locations, a certified medical fitness facility, and the Mitchell Memorial Cancer Center. Owensboro Health has been recognized for outstanding care, safety and clinical excellence by The Joint Commission, U.S. News & World Report and Becker’s Hospital Review. As the largest employer west of Louisville, Owensboro Health has 4,088 employees, and in FY 2015 saw 18,380 inpatient admissions and 823,072 outpatient encounters. A committed community partner, Owensboro Health provided grants of $702,924 in the last year to health, social service, education and arts agencies across the region. For more information, visit owensborohealth.org.