2022 School of Nursing Alumni Awards

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Brandon “Kit” Bredimus, DNP, RN, CEN, CPEN, CNML, NE-BC, CENP, NEA-BC, FACHE

2022 Hall of Fame Award Recipient

This award honors alumni who have made significant contributions to the nursing profession in clinical practice, education, administration or organizational work involving health care.

About Dr. Kit Bredimus

Dr. Kit Bredimus is the Chief Nursing Officer at Midland Memorial Hospital in Midland, Texas. He began his nursing career in 2006 after graduating with his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) School of Nursing, where he was the first nursing student to win the John D. Stobo Award in Oslerian Medicine.

Dr. Bredimus has been with Midland Health since 2008 when he began as a staff nurse in the Emergency Department (ED). He was promoted into his first leadership role as the ED Director in 2013. As the Director, he improved patient satisfaction from the bottom 10th percentile to the 90th percentile while advancing NDNQI (National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators) nurse engagement above the 90th percentile in every domain. This impressive turnaround has been featured nationally, including presentations with Press Ganey, Emergency Nurses Association, American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL), and various podcasts and publications. He has also published and presented on how leaders can use social media to improve employee engagement, the importance of mental health education for nurses, and nurses’ roles in combating disinformation and activism, among other topics.

Dr. Bredimus was promoted to the Chief Nursing Officer role in 2019 and has presented his experience in handling a hospital fire with patient evacuation, a mass shooting incident, and a global pandemic within the first nine months of his role. He has been recognized on the inaugural list of 20 under 40 by Midland Magazine. In 2020, the Midland ReporterTelegram named Dr. Bredimus a “Newsmaker of the Year,” and the Texas Nurses Association (TNA) named him a “Year of the Nurse” Award winner for his advocacy efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nationally, Dr. Bredimus has been named a 2017 Modern Healthcare’s Rising Star in Nursing, the 2018 AONL Pamela Austin Thompson Early Careerist Award winner, a 2019 AONL Professional Young Voices awardee, and a Runner Up for the 2021 Nursing Management Visionary Nurse Leader Award.

Dr. Bredimus is active in many professional nursing organizations, serving on committees and boards on the local, state, and national levels. He currently serves as President of the Permian Basin Organization for Nursing Leadership (PBONL) and the Permian Basin Great 25 Nurses recognition program. Additionally, he serves on the Board of Directors for the Texas Organization for Nursing Leadership (TONL), Texas Nurses Association, and the UTMB School of Nursing Alumni Association. He is active in helping his community as a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteer and serving on several local nonprofit organization boards that focus on helping children, especially those in the foster and child welfare system.

Dr. Bredimus holds a Doctor in Nursing Practice in Executive Leadership from Texas Tech, where he also won the Dean’s Award for Excellence. He holds seven national board certifications in Executive Leadership, Nursing Leadership and Management, Emergency, and Pediatric Emergency Nursing.

Dr. Bredimus is immensely grateful for the support of his family and his incredible wife, Heather, who has been by his side since they were sixteen. He states his greatest accomplishment is being a father to his four children, Jack, Logan, Molly, and Ben, who inspire him every day to be a better man.

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