While working as a geriatric/rehab nurse, Michelle Eske wanted to pass on the message of how wonderful therapies and rehabilitation is and provide the knowledge and resource to those who needed it.  This led her to Rehab Center of Omaha, an organization dedicated to serving the medical and rehabilitative needs of individuals disabled by illness or injury.  They also specialize in caring for individuals in need of a brief respite or long-term care.  Express Recovery TM is a blend of comprehensive medical and rehabilitative services that dedicates a separate environment, resources and commitment for a quick recovery. They bridge the gap between acute care and home.

What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced professionally?
Keeping up with the constant changes in healthcare.

What has been your most important achievement professionally?
Education and being a successful nurse.

Tell us a little about your family.
We are a very diverse family.  I am one of four adopted kids. I have a biological brother from India who was adopted with me and I have younger sister who is adopted from India, and I have a little sister who is adopted from Korea. My parents have one biological son.  I grew up in Lincoln and my family moved up to Omaha about six years ago. I have wonderful parents.

What is your favorite thing to do on a day off?
Being active, enjoying  life with myself, family and friends.

What is the most unique or interesting thing about you that most people probably don’t know?
The diverse family that I come from.
There is a book that my older brother wrote about adoption and our family called My Family a Symphony.

What are you the most proud of?
My educational goals that I have accomplished and always staying true to who I am.

What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
Treat everyone you meet with kindness as you grow up, because those are the same people you will meet on the way down.
You are responsible for your own happiness.

What is the one goal you would most like to accomplish?
Passing the Nursing Home Administrator’s exam. Or always enjoying life.

What are your plans after retirement?
Relaxing, traveling, volunteering, being involved in random things.

Which talent would you most like to have?
Sometimes I would like to be a “brainiac” full of random information.

What is your favorite book or the last good book you read?
Tuesdays with Morrie

What is your favorite movie?
I do not have one, I like a little bit of everything.

What is your favorite TV show?
Right now, Modern Family.

What is your favorite local restaurant?
I do not have one, I just love food of all kinds for the most part, especially food from food trucks.

If you could have dinner with one famous person from the past or present, who would it be?
Audrey Hepburn

If our readers would like to contact you, how should they do so?
They can email me at Meske@skilledhc.com or by calling (402) 342-2015. Also, visit REHAB Center of Omaha at www.rehabcenterofomaha.com.