FAIRMONT — Patients on the labor and delivery floor at Fairmont Regional Medical Center used to think they were seeing double.
But they weren’t.
“A lot of patients get us confused. For a while we worked the same shift, and they would think that they told me something and they told her. I would walk in and they would say, ‘Well, I just told you that.’
“They would get us confused, but now we’re on opposite shifts so they think the same person is here 24 hours a day,” Hoskinson said with a laugh.
Now they work different shifts. Gum works from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. and Hoskinson works from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the weekends.
To avoid confusion for both the patients and themselves, the twins try to introduce each other to patients at a shift change or at least warn them that they are two different people.
Despite their efforts, people still mistake them for one another…