In commemoration of National Nurses Week a celebration was held today at the State House in honor of Block Island nurse, Mary Donnelly.
Donnelly retired from her position as a state nurse on the island after more than 55 years of work. She recalled the beginning of her career, when there was no doctor on the island.
“Best time of my life was when there was no doctor. Do you know? Because you had to use your head, use whatever you could to help a person. And that was innovation I’ll tell you, to work that way.”