Oldest working US nurse turns 90 on the job

The oldest working nurse in the U.S. turned 90 this year, and her co-workers at MultiCare Tacoma (Wash.) General Hospital did not let the occasion slip by quietly, according to a Today.com report.

Instead, they threw a surprise party for Florence "SeeSee" Rigney complete with a tiara, a sash and a letter from Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, recognizing Ms. Rigney for her decades of service. The hospital's CEO and Ms. Rigney's children were in attendance as well.

Ms. Rigney, an OR nurse, has been in the profession for nearly seven decades, having started her career 69 years ago. Ms. Rigney briefly considered retirement — she stopped working when she was 67, but that only lasted for about five months. Now she works two days a week.

"She runs circles around all of us," Sheri Morris, assistant nurse manager, told Today.com. "She's a wealth of wisdom and knowledge, and we absolutely love her."

See a video of the surprise party below.

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