Brandon Jones has earned the honor of “Employee of the Year” at Madison Hospital. CONTRIBUTED

Madison Hospital names Brandon Jones ‘Employee of the Year’

MADISON – Brandon Jones, who works as an Emergency Room Technician, has earned the title, “Employee of the Year,” at Madison Hospital.

Employees vote on this honor. One nomination described Jones as “dedicated, hardworking and always with a smile. He keeps the ER running smoothly and helps with patients’ anxiety. He has been called ‘The Vein Whisperer’ because of phlebotomy skills.”

“I am continuously humbled by this prestigious award. In January 2024, I was given the ‘Employee of the Month’, so this has been an overwhelming experience that I’m grateful for,” Jones said.

In 2006, Jones’ healthcare experience began at Huntsville Hospital as a Telemetry Technician in Cardiology. Relocating to Jacksonville Beach, Fla., he worked in Mayo Clinic’s Neurology ICU and studied Telemetry and Emergency Neurological procedures. In 2012, he moved to Baptist Medical Center-Beaches as Cardiopulmonary Technician assisting with stress and pulmonary function testing, Holter monitors and EKGs.

“I returned to Alabama by 2018 and worked at Huntsville Hospital as Cardiovascular Technician. Finally, in 2020, I started at Madison Hospital as ER Technician,” he said about his first ER assignment. “. . . By far, the most rewarding part of my career thus far.”

When patients arrive in the ER, he takes vital signs, blood draws, EKGs and communicates physician consults. Jones’ also assists Telemetry as needed and continuously observes patients with cardiac arrhythmias.

Jones believes in “empathy and compassion given to all. Receiving medical treatment for (various) reasons always places a person in a vulnerable state. I respectfully hold the position of being part of their care with responsibility.”

“I like to promote the environment of ‘peaceful chaos.’ The ER can be a hectic scene at any given point,” Jones said. To harbor exceptional care, he gives patients and coworkers a sense of humor, connection and value.

Jones appreciates “the autonomous nature promoted throughout my department. We garner the responsibility that everyone is inclusive by offering patients the best care.”

Frequently, Jones eases anxious ER patients, young and old. Some of his most meaningful successes are individuals who are homeless or undergoing psychiatric evaluation. “Being an empathetic person for someone in a crisis can start transitioning them to a hopeful recovery,” he said.

A Huntsville native, Jones attended high school in Bozeman, Mont. He studied at Pacific Union College in Angwin, Calif. and Florida State College in Jacksonville for an associate’s degree in biochemistry. He earned an LPN certificate at J.F. Drake State Community & Technical College and is a Certified Cardiac Technician. This fall, he will continue pursuing a Registered Nurse degree.

Outside work, Jones has a passion for the arts. He pursues painting, ceramics, photography and sculptures.

To completely unwind, Jones binge-watches action-packed shows and movies. He likes to travel and explore new restaurants. “I have a deep interest in nanotechnology and stem-cell research.”

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