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NICU nurse at Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital gets special surprise on last day before retirement

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Posted at 1:57 PM, Jul 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-20 07:10:54-04

CLEVELAND, Ohio — A nurse who has worked in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Cleveland Clinic's Fairview Hospital for 45 years received the retirement celebration she deserved.

Sheila Struble, who retired on Friday after 45 years, was greeted with smiles and well wishes outside the hospital.

Her son wanted to make sure her last day was a memorable one, so he arranged for her to arrive at work in a limo.

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Retired NICU nurse receives a special celebration on her last day.

She was shocked when the limo showed up to her home. It finally made sense as to why her son kept asking which scrubs she was going to wear on her last day.

When she arrived, in style, her fellow caregivers were lined up to greet her with cheers and well-wishes.

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Retired NICU nurse receives a special celebration on her last day.

“Sheila has touched the lives of countless families who find themselves navigating emotional and trying NICU stays,” the Clinic said in a statement.

In May, she was awarded the NICU Heart Award through the nonprofit “Project NICU.”

“We wish Sheila nothing but the best in her retirement, and we deeply appreciate the decades of compassionate care she has provided. What a career to highlight as we continue to celebrate the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife,” the Clinic's statement said.