Baptist Nassau recognizes nurse, physician and caregiver of the year

Baptist Medical Nassau
Press Release
Submitted by Beth Stambaugh
December 6, 2019

Barbara Anderson, RN, was named Nurse of the Year; Patricia Forehand, an office specialist in the Imaging department, was named Caregiver of the Year; Adam Branoff, MD, an emergency medicine physician, was named Physician of the Year.

Three team members at Baptist Medical Center Nassau were recently honored for their commitment to quality and excellence in patient care:
Barbara Anderson, RN, was named Nurse of the Year for Baptist Nassau. Anderson works in the Surgical Unit and has been with the hospital for seven years.

Adam Branoff, MD, an emergency medicine physician, was named Physician of the Year for Baptist Nassau. He has worked for Baptist Nassau for five years.

Patricia Forehand, an office specialist in the Imaging department, was named Caregiver of the Year. She has worked for the hospital for 19 years, her entire career.

Award recipients were nominated by their peers as part of Baptist Nassau’s annual Magnet celebration. Magnet is the gold standard among health care organizations that meet standards for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovation in professional nursing practice.

Baptist Nassau has received Magnet accreditation three times in the past 12 years, an honor that fewer than 8% of all registered hospitals in the U.S. have earned.

About Baptist Health

Baptist Health is a faith-based, mission-driven system in Northeast Florida comprised of Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville; Baptist Medical Center Beaches; Baptist Medical Center Nassau; Baptist Medical Center South; Baptist Clay Medical Campus and Wolfson Children’s Hospital – the region’s only children’s hospital. All Baptist Health hospitals, along with Baptist Home Health Care, have achieved Magnet™ status for excellence in patient care. Baptist Health is part of Coastal Community Health, a highly integrated regional hospital network focused on significant initiatives designed to enhance the quality and value of care provided to our contiguous communities. Baptist Health has the area’s only dedicated heart hospital; orthopedic institute; women’s services; neurological institute, including comprehensive neurosurgical services, a comprehensive stroke center and two primary stroke centers; a Bariatric Center of Excellence; a full range of psychology and psychiatry services; urgent care services; and primary and specialty care physicians’ offices throughout Northeast Florida. The Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center is a regional destination for multidisciplinary cancer care which is clinically integrated with the MD Anderson Cancer Center, the internationally renowned cancer treatment and research institution in Houston. For more details, visit baptistjax.com.

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