Nurse Approaches 92, Still Going Strong!

Florence Rigney is up early in the morning and drives herself to work at Tacoma General Hospital. She's been there awhile now...more than 70 years, actually! Florence is coming up on her 92nd birthday in May, and she is America's Oldest Working Nurse! Her job requires her to move with the energy of someone half...or even a third...of her age, and her co-workers say if you want to keep up with her, you'd better wear comfortable shoes!  She actually retired at 67...but that lasted 6 months. I actually featured her in this segment about a year and a half ago, and it's great to see her still going strong! When she started nursing, penicillin had just come out! As she likes to say, she has something to get up for in the morning, and loves to comfort and interact with the patients. Florence, you are a true inspiration!

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