January 13, 1999 |
The Rev. Javan M. McBurrows was a strict disciplinarian who spanked a 4-year-old boy in his care for wetting his pants the night before he died, his wife told police early yesterday morning. But she emphatically denied that Mr. McBurrows beat any of the eight children living with them. The family fled Pennsylvania early Saturday morning after learning that the boy had died, she said, because Mr. McBurrows feared that the seven remaining children in his care, including five of his own, would be taken from him. Authorities have told Mr. McBurrows' attorney that they intend to charge the minister with homicide in the death of the child, Michael Davis of North Philadelphia.
June 27, 2012 |
District 1199C of AFSCME's National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia reached a tentative agreement on a new contract covering 1,300 workers, mostly support staff, the union said. The union said it is still in contract negotiations with 12 other area employers, including Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Hahnemann University Hospital, and Temple University Health System. Existing agreements at those facilities expire Sunday and cover about 6,000 additional workers, the union said.
September 22, 1988 |
Cherylle Staley, a woman who became so caught up in the tale of pregnancy she concocted for friends that she abducted a baby, yesterday pleaded guilty to kidnapping and related charges. "She wanted a baby, basically. She felt the baby made a difference with her boyfriend," said Assistant District Attorney Beverly Muldrow, after the plea was entered. Staley, 21, told friends late in April that she was about to go to Delaware to deliver the child she had told them she was expecting.
June 25, 2010 |
The Pennsylvania Department of Health Thursday issued its most complete report to date of hospital infections, finding that a disproportionate number of poor-performing facilities were in Philadelphia. Those with high infection rates included some of the city's most storied hospitals, such as Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Executives at both institutions said they had made progress since 2009, the year the report focused on. And experts cautioned against using the report to compare hospitals, because the methodology to track infections is evolving.
April 23, 2012 |
Many years ago, specialists at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia recognized an obstacle in diagnosing and treating fetal abnormalities and babies born with life-threatening defects.The babies had to be delivered at adult hospitals, then transferred to Children's Hospital. This added medical and logistical challenges for hospitals and the families. Now, the hospital is celebrating a milestone in its solution to the problem: the 1,000th baby was recently born in its Special Delivery Unit.
March 24, 1997 |
A man who fled Northeast Philadelphia with his 3-year-old daughter last night after a triple murder appeared at a New Jersey hospital less than two hours later with the child, and both had suffered gunshot wounds. Keith Scavo, 43, was being treated at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center/Stratford Division for a gunshot wound to the chest, officials said. He was in serious condition. His daughter, Giovanna, was moved by ambulance to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and she arrived just after 10 p.m. Her condition was listed as fair.
September 2, 2004 |
Joy Ellen Spering, 29, of Cinnaminson, who at age 6 fought off a rare and deadly blood-clotting disease, surviving nearly 40 operations at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, died Monday of complications from the disease, purpura fulminans, at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center/ Cherry Hill. Ms. Spering's struggle with purpura fulminans began when two bruises appeared on her legs during a bout with chicken pox. The bruises grew darker and larger by the hour. Karen and Kenneth Spering took their daughter to the hospital, where the disorder was diagnosed.
June 3, 2011 |
Roosevelt Hairston Jr., who was fired in February for allegedly embezzling $1.7 million from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, was charged Thursday with mail fraud, money laundering, and filing a false tax return to try to hide the theft, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced. Hairston, 45, who lives with his wife and four daughters in a 7,000-square-foot home in Malvern, held various senior positions at Children's before becoming the hospital's general counsel a little more than a year ago. His lawyer, Howard Bruce Klein of Philadelphia, said that a guilty plea would soon be entered.
February 15, 2012 |
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia apologized Wednesday for the way it had communicated with the parents of Amelia Rivera, the 3-year-old disabled girl whose parents want her to have a kidney transplant. In a statement released with the approval of the Riveras, the hospital expressed regret for how it had handled the situation. Joe and Chrissy Rivera gained national attention in January when they said a hospital physician had recommended against such a transplant because of her mental disability.
April 26, 2003 |
William L. Van Alen, 95, an architect, tennis champion and philanthropist whose firm designed major public buildings including portions of Philadelphia International Airport, died of heart failure Thursday at his home in North Palm Beach, Fla. He was a longtime resident of Willistown, Chester County, before moving to Florida in 1990. Mr. Van Alen and two partners formed the Carroll Grisdale & Van Alen architecture firm on Rittenhouse Square in 1946. The company was responsible for designing several public buildings, including the Youth Study Center, sections of Philadelphia International Airport, and what is now Wilson Hall, a part of Moore College of Art & Design.