Mary Donnelly http://ripr.org en Block Island Nurse Mary Donnelly Honored by the State http://ripr.org/post/block-island-nurse-mary-donnelly-honored-state <p>In commemoration of National Nurses Week a celebration was held today at the State House in honor of Block Island nurse, Mary Donnelly.</p><p></p><p>Donnelly retired from her position as a state nurse on the island after more than 55 years of work.&nbsp; She recalled the beginning of her career, when there was no doctor on the island.</p><p>“Best time of my life was when there was no doctor. &nbsp;Do you know?&nbsp; Because you had to use your head, use whatever you could to help a person.&nbsp; And that was innovation I’ll tell you, to work that way.”</p> Mon, 06 May 2013 18:18:30 +0000 John Bender 14748 at http://ripr.org Block Island Nurse Mary Donnelly Honored by the State