December 4, 1987 |
The assistant director of the pharmacy at Mercy Catholic Medical Center's Fitzgerald Mercy Division, where mistakes caused the deaths of two patients last month, has been fired, and the pharmacy director has retired, hospital officials said yesterday. The firing and retirement came after the Darby, Delaware County, hospital's own investigators could not determine which pharmacist had prepared the intravenous solution given to a 5-month-old West Philadelphia baby who died Nov. 4. The county medical examiner ruled that the child, Tyhisha Smith, of Chestnut Street near 33rd, died after receiving a dose of muscle relaxant that was 15 times stronger than it should have been.
January 9, 2014 |
BACK IN 1986, Ebony magazine featured local TV director Gregory David Reid as its most eligible bachelor. Oops! Two years later, Mr. Reid was no longer a bachelor, and Jet magazine told its readers how he had married Treena Sammons-Brooks on Jan. 16, 1988. Gregory was then a news director at WCAU-TV CBS (now NBC10), which he joined in 1981 as the 11 p.m. news director. Over the next 32 years, he directed other news programs, sports and entertainment shows, telethons, documentaries and just about everything else the station produced.
July 2, 1995 |
Maxine Elkin, 48, a public relations executive, died Thursday at her home in Abington, after suffering a pulmonary embolism. Mrs. Elkin was the public relations manager for Robert Morris Associates, a 3,000-member, Philadelphia-based national trade group of commercial bank loan and credit officers. She had held the job since 1981. From 1978 to 1981, she was Robert Morris' assistant director of communications. During her tenure, she helped generate national publicity for the association that resulted in articles appearing in major newspapers, as well as in appearances by Robert Morris officials on television and radio.
January 6, 2014 |
Gregory D. Reid, 61, a news director at NBC10, the Philadelphia TV station, for the last 32 years, died of cancer at his home in Willingboro on Saturday, Dec. 21. At various times, he directed "the 4 o'clock, the 6 o'clock, and the morning show," as well as the 11 p.m. show, his wife, Treena, said. He also directed Sports Final , a recap of the day's sports results, she said. Born in Washington, Mr. Reid graduated from what is now McKinley Technology Education Campus there and earned a bachelor's in communications at what is now Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, La. In 1970, he won his first award, an American Film Institute honor, for Tech: A Day in the Life , about McKinley, where he was a student leader, his wife said.
March 25, 2014
American Executive Centers , Plymouth Meeting, promoted Gwen Donnon to general manager of its Plymouth Meeting facility, from center manager of its King of Prussia facility. Wisler Pearlstine L.L.P. , Philadelphia, named education law associate Amy Taylor Brooks a partner of the firm. Elizabeth Haberfeld has been appointed assistant professor of neurology at Temple University School of Medicine and director of movement disorders at Temple University Hospital . She had been assistant attending physician at Roosevelt Hospital in New York.
May 6, 1993 |
During six months of searching for a new executive director, the board of the Afro-American Historical and Cultural Museum looked hard and deep to find the museum's new leader - and yesterday came up with acting director Nannette Acker Clark. A mixed-media artist-turned-museum administrator, Clark, 45, was named acting director in November. She has worked at the museum off and on in various positions since 1984, when she was an intern. "I was the acting director," Clark said yesterday, "but since it's now official, it makes me feel a little better.
September 15, 1988 |
Veteran city park system employee William E. Mifflin yesterday was named executive director of the Fairmount Park Commission, succeeding Alexander L. Hoskins, who takes over today as streets commissioner. Mifflin, 41, joined the park system staff in 1968 and has held various administrative and supervisory positions, including chief park horticulturalist and acting assistant director. He left the park system June 1 to become a deputy to Recreation Commissioner Delores Williams-Andy.
January 16, 2007 |
Susan M. Rademacher, former president of the Louisville Olmsted Parks Conservancy in Kentucky, has been named the new director of the Fairmount Park Conservancy, according to John K. Binswanger, president and chairman of the private Fairmount Park fund-raising vehicle. Since 1991, Rademacher led efforts to restore Louisville's historic park system, originally designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the landscape architect who created Manhattan's Central Park. In addition to serving as president of the Louisville-based conservancy, she also worked as assistant director of Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Parks.