Nurse retires after 42 years with Wisconsin hospital

Susan Schwaab has said goodbye to her four-decade healthcare career, reports The Journal Times.

The Wisconsin woman began her career as a kitchen worker at old St. Luke's Hospital in Racine, which has since merged with St. Mary's Hospital to become Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-All Saints. She was in high school at the time.

After graduating from high school in 1976, she became a nurse's aide at the hospital and then, years later, a licensed practical nurse. Most recently, she was an LPN in obstetrics and gynecology.

Then last May, Ms. Schwaab retired from hospital work, according to the article.

"When things got stressful, I would remember that there would always be a brighter tomorrow," Ms. Schwaab told The Journal Times. "You put a smile on your face every day and you go work. Work has always made me energized and proud about myself.

"I had great co-workers and many of them became great friends," she added. "I have been through many changes, but I stuck through everything because I loved what I did."

For more on Ms. Schwaab's background, read Mark Feldmann's full article in The Journal Times.




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