Hero of Chesed: Michelle Pride

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The Jewish Federation of Cleveland recognizes and thanks frontline workers at our beneficiary agencies.

Meet "Hero of Chesed" Michelle Pride, RN, Nurse Manager at Menorah Park

Q: Why did you choose your current position?

A: I transitioned to the role as nurse manager after working on a skilled pavilion as a charge nurse for over five years. I chose to become a nurse manager to gain more experience and knowledge. I felt as if my dedication and experience as a charge nurse would make me a good candidate for this position.

Q: What do you love most about working with residents?

A: The elderly population has a different appreciation for life, and my desire to help others made me want to work with this population even more.

Q: How has your typical day changed since the COVID-19 outbreak?

A: Since the COVID-19 outbreak I have taken extra steps to keep myself and my clients safe. I have become more cautious and more aware on the affects that the outbreak has had on their spiritual and mental well-being.

Q: What are the biggest challenges that your students are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic?

A: The biggest challenges that my clients are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic is not being able to see or physically interact with their loved ones on a daily basis due to the governor's no visitation order. Using technology to connect and added comforting and engagement with staff has helped.

Q: Where do you gain your strength in times like these and what do you do to recharge?

A: I gain my strength in times like these by spending more time with the clients and speaking with their families on daily basis. I am able to recharge by going home and being with my husband and three children.

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