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82-year-old returns to work for Queen’s Medical Center during COVID pandemic – Honolulu, Hawaii

Honolulu, Hawaii 2021-12-01 23:02:15 –

Honolulu (KHON2) — Do you like your job? Do you like your employer? A woman on Oahu loved both so much that she returned to work after her retirement during the COVID pandemic.

This 82-year-old woman believes her work keeps her young.

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Anyone who steps into the Queen’s Doctor’s Office Building II will initially be greeted by Edovia Lazaro, who works as a temperature screener.

Lazaro plays her role in ensuring the health and safety of the building during a coronavirus pandemic.

“After I retired at age 65, all my colleagues left, and four of them left, so I decided to come back. It feels very bad,” Lazaro explained.

Lazaro worked for the Queen’s Medical Center for 43 years before retiring in 2007. Most of these years were spent as surgical assistants in the operating room.

“I love my work and I can’t stay home … I love my colleagues and colleagues. They are very grateful to be back.”

Edovia Lazaro, Queen’s Temperature Screener

In his current on-call role, Lazaro stands up for eight hours at a time. She greets and screens up to 2,000 people a day.

“I would like to say thank you for coming to help, especially during the COVID we need help now. Support makes a lot of sense to the staff,” said Celeste Valstice, Operations Manager at Queen’s Medical Center. Says.

“I like work. I love patients. I love seeing them say” Thank you Edvia. “

EDOVIA LAZARO, QUEEN’S TEMPERATURE SCREENER

Lazaro loves to cook and spend time with his family when he’s not working, but because of his passion for the workplace, he works as hard as he can.

“I always see it in her interaction with the patient and her family. She spends time talking to them, listening to them, and helping them find routes,” Barstis said. I added.

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Lazaro said she doesn’t care about her age, even if she’s old, but she cares about her work.

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