Block Island Times

Caring for a rural community

Block Island Health Services asked the island community to join in a conversation about the challenges of operating a rural health clinic and the opportunities to sustain and grow a vital community healthcare facility. BIHS Operations Chief, and Director of the Wellness and Risk Reduction Program Allison Warfel and BIHS Executive Administrative Assistant Kyra Ernst presented this topic to the community on Monday, Jan. 20 at the Island Free Library.
“Both are engaged in higher education that is geared in the healthcare field,” said BIHS Board member Laura Parsons in her introduction of the

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