Barbara Bryson, RN BS
I have lived in Klamath County for 50+ years and have been able to experience so many different employment opportunities that help me to this day owning my own business.
. Soon after I graduated from nursing school my own mother was diagnosed with a terminal illness. I was honored to care for her in my own home with the help of Hospice.
It truly has turned out to be my passion in life and continues to this day.
I have been privileged to work in hospice management since 1994. Losing my beloved husband to cancer in 1999, I also have hands-on experience in caring for a dying loved one with the care and support of hospice.
My job consists of dealing with rules, regulations, inspections, auditing, quality, compliance, human resources, insurance, etc. However, the most rewarding times are when I get to meet with patients and families. Whether explaining hospice services or just notarizing important documents, meeting with them is a pleasure and a privilege.
Although my family, (daughter, granddaughter, son-in-law and sister) live in Southern California, I knew I had found home when I moved to Klamath Falls over 25 years ago. My Klamath Falls family consists of two German Shepherd dogs and two cats, as well as all the wonderful friends I have made in this community.
Jan grew up in Klamath Falls and attended Pelican Elementary, Freemont Jr. High and graduated from KUHS.
Jan married her high school sweetheart, George Florez, after graduation. They have two daughters, Melina and Melissa, two sons Mando and Todo and 7 beautiful grandchildren. Their family celebrates the Mexican and Southern traditions of food and family and share the enjoyment of participation and watching all sports.
Jan came to High Desert Hospice in 2007 after working at Sky Lakes Medical Center in K Falls and Bay Area Hospital in Coos Bay. While working in the hospital setting Jan served on national committees and held state offices in the northwest regional area for patient access. Jan’s father-in-law was a recipient of High Desert Hospice services and was so impressed with the care and compassion he received that when the opportunity presented itself she joined the team