Health Care Hero: ‘It takes everyone to work together to make the world better’

Mary Veskauf
Mary Veskauf

The Dayton Daily News is profiling the people who work hard every day to save lives and take care of us. Nominate a Health Care Hero by emailing

Name: Mary Veskauf

Hometown (where you live now): Springfield

Job title: Nurse Manager

Where do you work: Oakwood Village

Describe what your day is like/what you do: Manage resident care and work with staff in providing quality care to our residents while communicating to families.


What inspired you to get into health care? I receive joy by taking care of others. My grandparents died at an early age, so I filled that emptiness with devoting my life to the care of elderly.

What's a memorable experience you've had in health care? I have enjoyed all the people I have taken care of and their stories from the past. Having people remember that you listened to them and took good care of them is some of the best thanks you can receive.

Health Care Hero: ‘I became a nurse to make a difference’

What do you want readers to know about your job right now? Health care is always changing and by working together we can make it better for all involved. It takes everyone to work together to make the world better.

Health Care Hero: ‘I really love my job’