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Douglas Brant – A Life Well Lived
We were deeply saddened to learn of the tragic and devastating loss of Mr. Doug Bryant, he was truly an amazing individual who positively impacted many people in every facet of his life. Doug Brant was a long-time home health and hospice nurse. Brant’s life was cut short when a 33-year-old man shot and killed while on a home visit to a new patient recovering from a stroke while the Providence registered nurse was treating the shooter’s grandmother at her home. According to court documents, Brant was meeting the patient and her husband when their grandson, who had been living with them, shot him three times. After Brant fell, the killer shot him one last time and fled. The patient’s 31-year-old grandson has been arrested for the killing.
Douglas Brant was a long-time home health and hospice nurse. He joined Providence Home Services King County 17 years ago, then went on to work for Providence Hospice of Seattle, and most recently he worked for Providence VNA Home Health in Spokane. He attended the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at Wenatchee Valley College (WVC) in 2019-20, where he also received his Associate’s Degree in Nursing in 2000. While attending the BSN program, Doug worked for Providence VNA Home Health in Spokane. He was known as an incredibly kind, compassionate, and helpful person. Outside of work, he was a friend, brother, uncle, musician, and treasurer of the Washington State Nurses Association at Providence VNA. Douglas Brant worked tirelessly with his patients – often adding another one to his already full schedule – while still carving out time to teach youth guitar lessons. Sometimes, he combined his nursing and musical skills by picking up and playing a guitar in a patient’s home to connect with them.
Doug lost his life while on the job in an act of senseless violence. To memorialize his compassionate nature and honor his career, Doug’s family has established a nursing scholarship endowment at the Wenatchee Valley College Foundation. This scholarship will last in perpetuity and support BSN students.
We must prioritize caring for our Caregivers!