This 90 year-old woman definitely has a great accomplishment to be celebrating. For the past 70 years, she has been working at the San Francisco Bay area hospital. The best part? She still has no desire to retire.
Elena Griffing has held several positions at this hospital since she started at the age of 20. This is a woman who truly loves what she does, day in and day out.
“I CAN’T WAIT TO COME TO WORK EVERY DAY, THIS IS MY HOSPITAL,” SHE SAID. “I ENJOY ANYTHING I CAN DO TO BE OF SERVICE. TRULY, IT’S THE PATIENT THAT COUNTS. IF IT’S HELPING SOMEONE, IT’S MY BAG.” THOUGHTFUL WOMEN
In all 70 years of her employment, Griffing has only taken four days off for sick days and that was only because she was forced to rest after having a surgery.
It’s quite amazing for Griffing because she has seen first hand how much things have grown in the hospital, with ideas, technology and things regarding health.
70 years this woman is celebrating, and retirement is not in the plans she claims. Griffing says she’ll leave when “they throw me out or they carry me out in a box.”