Jodi Brown

Jodi Brown

Jodi Brown, RN

Surgical ICU
OSF Saint Francis Medical Center
Peoria, Illinois
United States
Dad was struggling with his pain and Jodi was so thoughtful and caring to create a playlist of his type of music and play it for him on her own phone.

Our father had an esophagostomy and spent 6 days in the SICU. From the moment we met Jodi, we noticed the exceptional level of attentiveness paid to my father and to our family. She was genuinely interested in getting to know him and us. Our father can be quite feisty and she was up to the task of keeping him focused on his recovery and lifting his spirits throughout a very difficult time. She learned about our dad's passion for vintage jazz music and coffee. In fact, he kept asking her for coffee. Jodi gave him a special "coffee" cup and promised that she would fill it up as soon as he was cleared by the doctors to have fluids. When I came to his room early in the morning on his second day in SICU, I heard lively swing jazz music playing. Dad was struggling with his pain and Jodi was so thoughtful and caring to create a playlist of his type of music and play it for him on her own phone. Some incredibly striking and beautiful moments resulted from her actions as we saw the effect the music had on him. He became more relaxed and despite being heavily sedated he kept time with the music by tapping his right foot and moving his fingers. Jodi's choice to provide comfort in this manner literally elevated our dad's spirits away from his pain to a place of contentment and joy. Everyone in our family commented on how special Jodi is as a nurse and a person. We were so impressed with how she connected with all of us at such a deeply personal level with a quiet yet strong amount of confidence. We are convinced that her compassion, expertise, and dedication played a significant role in our father's amazing recovery. We were blessed to have her care for Dad and believe you are blessed to have her on your staff!