Brighton Hospice Wisconsin
What is something about you that would surprise most people?
I served as a mental health specialist in the WI Army National Guard 2002-2010.
What is your favorite book or movie from your childhood?
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl.
If you could spend a day with any person, living or deceased, who would it be?
My Grandma Stechner. She was the sweetest and most loving woman and I didn’t get a chance to spend time with her as an adult before she left the world. I believe she’s my guardian angel and I want to thank her for guiding me.
What is one thing you can’t live without?
If there is one thing I couldn’t live without, it would have to be music!
What is your favorite place you’ve ever visited?
Of all the places I have traveled to, Jamaica is hands down the most memorable. The people, the food, the culture, and the land are unique and beautiful.
Where is your hometown?
Brown Deer, WI (Milwaukee).
Tell us about your family / friends / pets / hobbies / passion projects:
I have 3 children: Nathan, 14; Audrey, 12; and Collin, 9. Some things I enjoy doing when I am not working are traveling, camping, going to concerts, riding my motorcycle, painting, gardening, working on fitness goals, spending time with friends and family, and a new interest of mine has been learning how to read tarot cards and collecting crystals.
If you were stuck on a desert island, what 3 things would you bring?
- Pop-up camper
- Solar-powered radio
Team Member Spotlights
Our mission at Brighton Hospice is to provide the best physical, emotional, and spiritual care for our patients and their families.
Achieving this important mission would be impossible without our Brighton team members. We take pride in hiring the most compassionate and skilled people in the industry who deliver clinical expertise and exceed our patients’ expectations.
Our Team Member Spotlight series is our way of highlighting those dedicated individuals who go above and beyond in their commitment to excellence. Each month, we’ll be featuring interviews here on the Brighton Blog and on our social channels.
Jennifer Sherbinow, RN
Jenni with her ferret, Gus-Gus.
“Jenni has been with Brighton for one year now. She is currently a PRN RN; however, she has also filled in as an RNCM and helps out with on call. Jenni is very dedicated and gives 100% when she is out seeing patients and supporting families. Her adaptability and positivity shine bright through her personality. Her willingness to serve is a rare find. Jenni has been a large part of Brighton’s continued growth in Wisconsin. She is valued and we are so happy that she is a part of Team Incredible.”
– Jenni’s Brighton Team Leader
What inspired you to pursue a career in hospice care?
When I was a senior in high school, I had the privilege of starting my career in healthcare as a caregiver for a small, 12-resident community-based residential facility (CBRF). I found my purpose and after working as a CNA for another hospice agency, geriatrics and memory care sparked my interest. Hospice involves not only the patient, but the families as well. Helping others prepare for the next phase/journey has always been a privilege.
How long have you been with Brighton?
I recently celebrated my 1 year anniversary with Brighton Hospice, July 10th!
How did you first learn about Brighton Hospice?
I learned about Brighton Hospice when they first came to Wisconsin! Their mission statement and culture was unlike any other company I have known!
What is your proudest moment at Brighton Hospice?
My proudest moment with Brighton Hospice would have to be taking on the role of a case manager during the beginning of the COVID pandemic earlier this year. I originally took the role as an on-call RN when I started, but I was able to accept the challenge of something new with the support and guidance of my team.
What are the challenges about working in hospice care that you have faced or would like to shed light on?
One of the challenges I’ve faced as a hospice nurse is the risk of burnout. Days can be filled with tough conversations, busy tasks, and endless amounts of charting. Finding a healthy balance between work and home life is very important to me, so making sure to get enough rest, proper nutrition, and knowing when to reach out for help…..is essential!
What are your hopes for the hospice care / healthcare industry?
My hope for the hospice industry is that it is utilized and offered more to those that qualify for it. I also would love to see the stigma of what “hospice” really means, change. I feel that there is so much more to hospice than just end of life care. Coordination of care between facilities, families, and other healthcare providers is what we do best, but we also provide education, support, and companionship. Those are things that come from our hearts.
Is there anything else you would like to share about yourself?
Since becoming part of the Brighton family, I have regained faith in my career as a nurse—not just because I have a job, but because of Brighton’s culture. Even though I belong to the Wisconsin team, the support and guidance received by other teammates at the other locations has been amazing! Everyone strives to give 100% in everything they do for not only their patients and the families, but for their fellow co-workers. There are not enough words to express my gratitude to Brighton and everything the organization represents.