Jo Hilbrenner, FNP, is a licensed family nurse practitioner with Midwest Heart & Vascular Specialists at Research Medical Center. Jo brings her patients nearly three decades of nursing experience across all areas. Among her experiences, she served as a hospitalist nurse practitioner admitting, diagnosing and treating patents. In addition, Jo owned a neighborhood clinic and led a team in providing primary and urgent care to patients in rural areas. She has delivered patient care in hospital, outpatient and long-term care environments. During her early career, Jo served as a nurse clinician for a cardiology practice and on staff at Research Medical Center. Jo is the recipient of a number of awards including the Research College of Nursing/Rockhurst College Outstanding Alumnus Award.