PETERSBURG-AK After a 30 years of practicing nursing in Petersburg, working with parents and children, and promoting public health programs, Marlene Cushing is retiring. The long-time Public Health Nurse was honored for her many years of service last month by the Petersburg Childrens Center as “The Champion of Children for 2008”. Cushing took over as public health nurse here in 1978 when she and her husband Dave moved from Ketchikan. Matt Lichtenstein recently spoke with her about the many changes she’s seen in local public health over the decades:
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