|Ann Marie MacKinnon,
December 9, the Pre-Op Clinic and many other staff members bid a
fond farewell to a nurse who has been a mainstay at Children's since
the Nixon Administration. After 34 years of service, Ann
Marie MacKinnon, RN, has packed up her scrubs and is looking
forward to an active retirement in her hometown of Natick. MacKinnon
began her Children's career in 1970. In 1975, she became the head
nurse in the Infant and Toddler Surgical Unit, and six years later
transferred to the Operating Room. In 1984 MacKinnon became the
Pre-op Clinic's first nurse, and she has played a vital role in
developing that department over the past 20 years.
MacKinnon marvels at how much has changed during her tenure at
the hospital. ¿The technology is light years away from when I started,"
she says. ¿Back then, there was basically just one building. Now
you need a map and signs to find everything."
Her nursing colleagues will miss MacKinnon's strong work ethic
and enthusiasm, but wish her a happy and healthy retirement. With
projects around the house and garden, as well as excursions to Florida
and France already planned for the next year, MacKinnon's transition
into retirement should be a pretty smooth one. „NT