Block Island health service 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 No Deal with Thundermist for Block Island Health Service http://ripr.org/post/no-deal-thundermist-block-island-health-service <p>The Block Island Times <a href="http://block-island.villagesoup.com/news/story/bihs-med-center-will-not-partner-with-thundermist/878594">reports </a>that the island’s health center won’t be partnering with Thundermist, a partnership the health center hoped would help defray costs and boost resources. The news came, according to the BI Times, as a surprise to attendees of a recent town council meeting. BIHS is also reeling after losing its director suddenly – for reasons that aren’t yet public.</p> Wed, 08 Aug 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Kristin Gourlay & krist 8313 at http://ripr.org