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 Rebecca.Mullins@coxinc.com.
Name: Sandy Hess
Hometown: Mechanicsburg, Ohio
Where do you work: Mercy Health-Urbana Hospital Emergency Department
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Job title: Nurse
Describe what your day is like/what you do: My typical day involves taking care of patients with various complaints and injuries and comforting the ill. My goal is to give each patient the best experience.
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What inspired you to get into health care? I was hired into the health care field as an ancillary staff member, but as I worked alongside my peers and observed them changing lives, I knew that was the path I was going to choose.
What do you want readers to know about your job right now? I would like the readers to know that I have the best job and I could not imagine doing anything else. I became a nurse to help patients heal and live their best lives. I became a nurse to comfort patients during their rough times and relieve their fears. I became a nurse to make a difference.
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