Waukesha Memorial Hospital marks 100th anniversary

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

WAUKESHA CO. (WITI) -- A group of retirees marks the 100th anniversary of Waukesha Memorial Hospital -- and some of them have been with the hospital for more than half of that time.

93-year-old Vi Paulson started at Waukesha Memorial Hospital as a volunteer in the 1940s.

"During the second World War, they had aides at the hospital and I lived in the next block. And my neighbor ladies were nurses aides and they talked me into doing going over and going through the classes which I did," said Paulson.

Paulson never left -- spending 50 years on staff. She's retired now, but still meets for breakfast each month with other retired hospital workers. They usually meet at a local restaurant. But this month, the hospital invited them over to help celebrate the hospital's anniversary.

For Paulson, working at the hospital was a family affair.

"All my kids worked here," said Paulson.

Paulson's oldest daughter is also a nurse.