Michelle Thoman – June’s Featured Member

Michelle Thoman resides in Cincinnati where she has worked at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center (UCMC) on the specialty surgery floor for 4 years.

Michelle belongs to the Registered Nurses Association – the ONA nurses’ union at UCMC – where she serves on the negotiating team. The union is currently amidst contract negotiations with the medical center, where Michelle has been integral to the success of the team, leading the charge with member communications and social media. Michelle also serves as a media spokesperson for the union.

When asked about her favorite part of her job, Michelle said:

“My favorite part of my job is being able to connect with my patients and their families. Getting to know my patient as a person is what makes my job as nurse fulfilling.  Seeing patients get better and leave the hospital after making a connection and helping to educate them and their families is what keeps me coming back to work.”

Michelle graduated from the University of Mt. St. Joseph and 2013 and holds a Master of Science in Nursing.

Thank you for being a great member of ONA, Michelle!