Clark rescinds his resignation

Will stay on “indefinitely’
Tue, 06/18/2019 - 9:45am

Dr. Mark Clark has rescinded his letter of resignation and announced that he plans on staying on at the Block Island Medical Center “indefinitely.”

Clark made the announcement at the annual members meeting of the Block Island Health Services Board of Directors. It came at the end of his director’s report, and was greeted by enthusiastic cheers and applause from many members of the audience.

The meeting was held in the cafeteria of the Block Island School on Monday, June 17 before a standing-room only audience. Some of those assembled were not members of the Medical Center, and were there to express their opinions, both for and against, about recent personnel changes at the Medical Center, including the fact that Dr. Clark had himself submitted a letter of resignation that became public on May 17, 2019, and then later fired Nurse Practitioner Liz Dyer on Tuesday, May 28. Clark later stated he intended to stay on for another 12 to 18 months.

Please see Friday’s edition of The Block Island Times for an updated version of this story.