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Florence 'SeeSee' Rigney, said to be America's oldest working nurse, retires at the age of 96

July 22, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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For over seven decades, Florence "SeeSee" Rigney, a nurse in Washington, has been taking care of patients and assisting doctors. Last week, at 96 years old, she officially hung up her scrubs and retired.

(CNN)For over seven decades, Florence "SeeSee" Rigney, a nurse in Washington, has been taking care of patients and assisting doctors.

Rigney, a beloved member of the MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital, served as an operation room nurse where she was responsible for setting up operating rooms to the specifications of surgeons and prepping patients for surgery, according to the hospital's press release announcing her retirement.

Rigney's career in nursing started when penicillin had just been introduced to the medical field, according to the press release.

MultiCare Health System announced they have establishing the "SeeSee Rigney Nursing Endowed Scholarship Fund. "

The fund will provide scholarships to MultiCare nurses for continued learning and development and for MultiCare employees who would like to pursue a career in nursing, reads the press release.

"Everyone at MultiCare thanks SeeSee for her unmatched dedication and service, and we're proud to honor her by supporting tomorrow's future nurses," said Driscoll.

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