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.
July 14, 2011 |
INQUIRER STAFF WRITER With a dozen friends and relatives present for emotional support, Roosevelt Hairston Jr., 46, the former general counsel of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to stealing $1.7 million from the institution. He could face six or more years in federal prison. Hairston said little during the 45-minute hearing before U.S. District Court Judge Lawrence F. Stengel in Philadelphia. Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul Gray said that starting in 1999, Hairston prepared 126 fake invoices to obtain checks from the hospital.
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.
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.
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.
March 24, 2011 |
Nonprofits across Philadelphia tapped Roosevelt Hairston Jr. as a board member and relied on him for answers to ethical questions. Even a courtroom opponent called him a careful steward of funds at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, where he had been part of the legal team since 1997. But Hairston, who became Children's general counsel in April, was fired on Feb. 18. Children's issued a news release that cited "financial irregularities" but that said little more. Now, sources say, Hairston is the subject of a federal investigation for allegedly stealing from the hospital for more than a decade.
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.