Block Island Times

Town aligning with statewide restrictions

Recognizing that he has been a calm and steady voice during the COVID-19 crisis, and the director of the Block Island Medical Center for more than five years, First Warden Ken Lacoste took a moment to thank Dr. Mark Clark for all his time and contributions he has made to the community during the Town Council’s meeting Wednesday, May 6.
Clark, who announced his departure months ago, will be succeeded by Dr. Tom Warcup. Nurse Practitioner Laurie Anderson has already begun her job at the Medical Center. Dr. Clark and his husband Michael will be returning to New York to be closer to their families.
“Since his arrival to the island, Dr. Clark has provided our community with the highest level of healthcare, and has a been a strong component of the Medical Center. Those who know him best describe him as an award-winning educator, inspiration to his staff and students, a visionary… and a caring physician. We’ve appreciated and benefitted from his council and wisdom, especially during the weeks of this pandemic. We know he would not leave without knowing we were in good hands,” said Lacoste. “With the world being what it is

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