XENIA — Theresa McDonald enjoys caring for people and she believed she could influence great care for patients as the clinical nurse manager for Greene Memorial Hospital.
A nurse for 18 years, McDonald earned her bachelor of science degree in 1999 and later completed the school nurse program at Wright State University. She later returned to school to earn her master’s in health care administration.
Because of her love for education, combined with her love for people, McDonald felt it was natural to be a leader.
“I have always looked for every opportunity to advance my education and get the skills and knowledge that come with more schooling,” said McDonald.
As a nurse manager she enjoys seeing her staff grow and help each other in a variety of situations.
“I particularly love working with our nursing students,” she added. “They are excited and have the desire to help others. Naturally I think a nurse has to be a giving person.”
The new manager enjoys the position’s challenges and feels thankful each day to work with “a great group of nurses and nurse assistants. Everyone wants what’s best for our patients.”
“I realized quickly at Greene this is a cohesive, close-knit group,” she added. “Everyone works together and is always looking for ways to go above and beyond their day to day work. And because of their care, we offer a high degree of quality at Greene.”
Part of her work includes rounding with patients and to hear what they have to say about staff, and in turn share that feedback with her nursing team.
Living in the Jamestown and Cedarville areas McDonald has been married for 22 years. She and her husband have two daughters, 16 and 14, who attend Greeneview Local Schools. When she’s not at the hospital McDonald is involved with 4-H, and enjoys camping and trail riding with her family.
“I love to take care of people,” she said. “I want the best possible experience for everyone and Greene is a great place to receive such personalized care.”
Story courtesy of The Greene Medical Foundation — Greene Memorial Hospital and Soin Medical Center hospital within Kettering Health Network.