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Moorer retires after 36 years at VRMC

After 36 Years as Director of Women’s Health Services at Vaughan Regional Medical Center (VRMC), Clara Moorer celebrated her final day at Vaughan on Friday.

Moore’s colleagues at the hospital threw her a farewell celebration to honor her time at the hospital with a full spread including cake, finger foods and gold balloons.

“What I’m going to miss most is these people,” Moore said as she gestured to her colleagues gathered around to wish her farewell. “They’re like family. Most of these ladies in here came when they first got out of nursing school. They came to OB and trained under me. A lot of them are still here some of them are gone, but everyone has always been like family.”

As Director of Women’s Health Services, Moorer took care of many mothers and children throughout her career.

“I didn’t really see my job as director,” she said. “I was just one of the workers. We always all did it together.”

Moorer stressed the importance of togetherness as she offered her colleagues a few parting words on her final day.

“What I’d like for them to remember is even in bad times or heavy load days you still have each other,” she said. “That’s the only way to get it done. Is to work together.”

Now that she’s retired, Moorer plans to spend her days visiting her three grown sons and engaging in one of her favorite pastimes, playing slot machines.

“I like the slots, man,” she said. “I love the casinos.”
Moorer said she will look back at her time a VRMC fondly as she enjoys her retirement.

“It’s been a good ride,” she said.