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HEALTH Kicks off National Nurses Week with Celebration at the State House

On the first day of National Nurses Week, HEALTH held a celebration to pay tribute to the important role nurses play in the delivery of healthcare. The highlight of the event was the recognition of Mary Donnelly, the state's longest-serving public health nurse, as she retires from her career in public health nursing on Block Island after 54 years of service.

First Lady, Stephanie Chafee; Secretary of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services, Steven Costantino; Lt. Governor, Elizabeth Roberts; Director of Health, Michael Fine; and leaders from the state's nursing community came together to honor the work and contributions of Rhode Island's talented nurses, including recognition of the exemplary career of Public Health Nurse Mary Donnelly.

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