Brenna Hohmann, BSN, RN, NC-BC, first began her work at UofL Health in June 2021 and has been nothing short of a health care hero ever since.
Brenna works at UofL Health – Jewish Hospital as a lung transplant evaluation coordinator. Within her role, Brenna works as the transplant candidates’ primary point of contact. This includes tasks such as evaluating patient candidacy, managing their placement on the transplant list, helping them maintain compliance and providing continuing education and support for patients and their families while they wait for a transplant.
Brenna strives to encourage each patient she works with during their journey through extensive support and empowerment. Her positive attitude and optimistic outlook on difficult situations are some of the many reasons why her job is so impactful.
“Because we are seeing patients with end-stage disease, the work we do is truly life-changing. UofL Health’s transplant program offers transformative care and second chances to patients that otherwise may not have one. It’s an invaluable resource to have in this city and the region and it makes me very proud to be a Louisvillian!” Brenna said.
Brenna’s favorite thing about UofL Health is that we are an academic health care system. She loves that UofL Health places such high emphasis on growth and development for their employees.
“Having transitioned into a specialty relatively new to me, I’ve been so grateful for the importance placed on continuing education and for an environment that fosters learning and professional growth,” Brenna explained.
Employee empowerment is the main goal of Brenna’s for UofL Health, along with continuing the organization’s growth in reputation as an academic powerhouse and furthering outreach in the community. Brenna expresses that continuous support and encouragement for health care workers will strengthen and grow UofL Health’s community presence.
Brenna is constantly living out UofL Health’s mission in her role through the demonstration of her own personal values that closely align with the organization’s. Two values that are extremely important to her are compassion and empathy. Brenna embodies these values in her role by taking time to meet her patients and their families where they are, listening to their needs, compassionately supporting their choices, and empowering them with knowledge and help when needed.
“Whether it’s with our co-workers, patients, patient families or even ourselves, bringing compassion into every conversation and interaction we have helps create a community where people feel seen, heard, valued and empowered,” Brenna said.
When Brenna isn’t at work changing transplant patients’ lives, you’re likely to find her reading a copy of her favorite book, “The Untethered Soul” by Michael Singer, going to a concert or catching up on some Beverly Hills housewives at home with a bowl of pasta.
As a native of northern California, Brenna is always ready for an exciting hike and feels very connected to nature. A phrase central to her life is “May kindness be the root of all intention.”
If you ever find yourself at Trager Transplant Center and see Brenna on the floor, make sure to say hi and let her know that you’ve gotten to know her a little. She’d love to get to know you as well!