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Fathers work alongside kids at Dignity Health Central Coast

Posted at 10:26 AM, Jun 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-21 13:26:02-04

This Father’s Day, proud dads are celebrating sharing employment alongside their sons and daughters at Dignity Health Central Coast hospitals.

One family of four, all Dignity Health Central Coast employees, consists of two daughters and both mom and dad working as nurses, according to a news release from a Dignity Health Central Coast spokesperson.

With their father Mike working in the ICU at French Hospital Medical Center, and mom Retta a medical/surgical nurse at French, daughters Tayler and Carly wanted to pursue careers in nursing due to the influence of their parents, said the spokesperson.

“Tayler, the older of our two daughters, works right alongside her dad in the ICU at French Hospital Medical Center,” said mom Retta. “His career in nursing allowed him the schedule to be a present father, and the girls wanted that for their own families."

At 19, after already being interested in a nursing career, Tayler received a stethoscope for a birthday gift, which also piqued the interest of her younger sister Carly, said the Dignity Health Central Coast spokesperson.

Both ended up completing nursing programs and entire the family is now employed at Dignity Health Central Coast.

The duos share a love for caring for our community, and do it alongside one another at Arroyo Grande Community Hospital, French Hospital Medical Center and Marian Regional Medical Center, said the news release.