Certified Nursing Assistant
Brighton Hospice Minnesota
“I personally believe that everything happens for a reason, and that we won’t always understand the reasoning.”
What is something about you that would surprise most people?
It tends to surprise people when I tell them that my grandma is in a band.
What is your favorite book or movie from your childhood?
My favorite movie of all time is Clue.
If you could spend a day with any person, living or deceased, who would it be?
I would probably spend a day with my great grandpa, who passed away just a few weeks after I was born.
What is one thing you can’t live without?
I cannot live without my family and friends.
What is your favorite place you’ve ever visited?
My favorite place is a three-way tie between Oahu, Hawaii; Negril, Jamaica; and the Dominican Republic.
Where is your hometown?
My hometown is Northfield, Minnesota.
Tell us about your family / friends / pets / hobbies / passion projects:
I have two siblings, a younger brother named Adam and a younger sister named Brooke. My fiancé has five sisters and one brother, so we have a big family. My fiancé and I just recently got a puppy named Loki.
If you were stuck on a desert island, what 3 things would you bring?
- The book Bag of Bones
- Music of some sort
- My puppy, Loki
Team Member Spotlights
Our mission at Brighton Hospice is to provide the best physical, emotional, and spiritual care for our patients and their families.
Achieving this important mission would be impossible without our Brighton team members. We take pride in hiring the most compassionate and skilled people in the industry who deliver clinical expertise and exceed our patients’ expectations.
Our Team Member Spotlight series is our way of highlighting those dedicated individuals who go above and beyond in their commitment to excellence. Each month, we’ll be featuring interviews here on the Brighton Blog and on our social channels.
Michaela Viskocil, CNA
Michaela with her fiancé, Dakota
What inspired you to pursue a career in hospice care?
I have always worked closely with different hospice agencies through the facilities I have worked in. I have been fascinated with what hospice is and how it is so similar to cares in an assisted living, and yet so different.
How did you first learn about Brighton Hospice?
I learned about Brighton when the lovely Amy Williamson came to a facility I was working at to drop off some brochures and other goodies.
What is your proudest moment at Brighton Hospice?
I feel like every day I have a new proudest moment. Every day I am given countless opportunities to prove and show how Brighton employees resonate professionalism, compassion, and knowledge.
What are the challenges about working in hospice care that you have faced or would like to shed light on?
I find myself getting attached to patients, which has always been a difficulty for me.
What are your hopes for the hospice care / healthcare industry?
I hope that the healthcare industry continues to make advancements that support the idea of personalizing cares and focusing on the housing and quality of cares that our elderly population receives.
Is there anything else you would like to share about yourself?
I feel like Brighton Hospice is my second family. I feel very supported by all of the staff at Brighton Hospice!