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Wed Jul 21, 2021, 01:25 PM

Woman said to be oldest working nurse in the country retires at age 96

A woman said to be the oldest working nurse in the country has retired from a Tacoma, Washington, hospital at the age of 96, according to NBC affiliate KING-TV.

Florence "SeeSee" Rigney served more than 70 years as a nurse at the MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital.

She began her career as an operating room nurse, just getting started as penicillin was introduced to the health care world. Since then, she's had very few "breaks" from her work, only taking a hiatus or two to care for her children, and one not-so-successful attempt to retire, which lasted only six months over 30 years ago, according to the local news station.

"I donít like to sit around ó Iíve always got to have something to do. Thatís my nature,Ē Rigney told the local affiliate. ďI donít know exactly what made me want to become a nurse, but it was something that I always wanted to do. I love to interact with patients and give them the help that I can."

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/oldest-working-nurse-country-retires-age-96-n1274521

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 01:27 PM

1. wow...Now that's a name everyone should remember.

Kudos to her

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 01:29 PM

2. that hospital is 8 blocks from where I live

at one time I lived 2 blocks from it. My family and I have been in and out of that hospital many times. I am sure we have interacted with her. She has touched many lives.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 01:56 PM

3. Why was she still working?

Because she wanted to or because her job didn't provide retirement benefits?

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Response to ColinC (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 01:59 PM

4. Because she wanted to

Did you even read the article?

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 02:01 PM

5. No.

That's why I asked

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Response to ColinC (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 02:04 PM

6. Well then

maybe you should read the article before you comment. That is all.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Reply #6)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 02:35 PM

7. I don't care enough.

Easier just to ask

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 02:36 PM

8. Thanks for your service, ma'am!



(Hard work for the general welfare is more important to me than killing people across the globe.)

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