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America's Oldest Nurse Celebrates Her 90th Birthday With A Special Surprise

Florence “SeeSee” Rigney, 90, has been a nurse since 1946.

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A video of her big day was recorded and posted to YouTube by her coworkers at Tacoma General Hospital in Washington.

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Bill Robertson, the hospital's CEO, said in a blog post that Rigney began her career at the hospital in 1946, and is still helping patients to this day.

"Even though her career has taken her across the country, and though she took time off to raise a family, she has been a part of our team on and off for nearly 70 years — about half of the years since Tacoma General was founded in 1882!" Robertson wrote.

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Unbeknownst to Rigney, her coworkers had written a letter to the state's governor, Jay Inslee, telling him about Rigney. He sent her a letter back.

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In the letter, Inslee said he wanted to honor Rigney for her "selflessness and longstanding commitment to excellence."

The governor was honored to be a part of Rigney's big day, a spokesperson for Inslee told BuzzFeed News.

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