September 18, 2013 |
Donna P. Scott, 61, of Media, a doctor who loved children and dedicated her life to caring for them, died Thursday, Sept. 12, of breast cancer at her home. Despite the harshness of her medical regimen, she never complained or missed a day of work, her family said. At the time of her death, she was medical director at ProgenyHealth in Conshohocken. Dr. Scott began working in 2007 at the firm, which manages the cases of premature babies and infants with complex medical issues during their first year of life.
February 11, 2012 |
Robert E. Colcher, 84, of Center City, medical director of Valley Forge Medical Center & Hospital, died Monday, Feb. 6, of heart failure at Hahnemann University Hospital. In 1958, Dr. Colcher joined what was then Valley Forge Medical Center & Heart Hospital as chief of surgery. He became medical director in 1966 after the death of his father-in-law, Joseph Wolffe, the hospital's medical director and founder. In 1973, Valley Forge Medical Center changed its mission to providing treatment to adults with substance abuse and associated physical, social, and psychological disorders.
April 4, 2011 |
In the movies, people often die in some quick, dramatic way. There are bullets, train wrecks, serial killers, monsters, or, at least, exotic illnesses. If they die quietly, they almost always leave with a memorably pithy comment. Many of us don't know much more than that about death until it comes to live in our own house. Friends may lose family members, but they rarely talk about the uglier aspects of dying. We all conspire to protect one another - and perhaps our loved ones' dignity - from the smells, sounds, and suffering that accompany the slow shutdown of vital organs.
May 2, 2012 |
Thomas M. Kain III, 68, of Bryn Mawr, an orthopedic surgeon who was medical director of the Comprehensive Wound Healing Centers at Abington Memorial and Bryn Mawr Hospitals for the last 10 years, died of complications from lymphoma on Thursday, April 26 at his home. Dr. Kain was the fourth generation of his family to graduate from what is now Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, where he earned his degree in 1969, his wife, Mary, said in an interview Monday.
April 21, 2011 |
The rise in electronic medical records has given Brittany Fera, a premed student at Temple University, an "awesome" job that she had no idea existed before she saw an ad last year. It's not the geeky programming kind of job you might guess. The new record-keeping systems, which are touted as a way to improve efficiency and quality, slow down emergency medicine physicians so much that the doctors are hiring young people like Fera to input data for them. They call this growing group of employees "medical scribes.
May 9, 2013 |
Fernando Bonanni, a surgeon at Abington Memorial Hospital, was disappointed to hear Tuesday about Gov. Christie's choice for weight-loss surgery. The governor admitted this week that he secretly had lap-band surgery in February. "He couldn't have picked a worse choice, unfortunately," said Bonanni, medical director of Abington's Institute for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. "It's not that it's a bad surgery for everyone, but it's a bad surgery for him. " Bonanni said the procedure - installing a laparoscopic adjustable gastric band - is not ideal for "super-obese" patients like the governor.
December 9, 2014
Fort Washington-based law firm Timoney Knox , which has expanded its areas of practice to include insurance-industry litigation and related matters, has hired Robert T. Horst as a partner and chair of the insurance industry group and C. Scott Rybny, as a partner. Both were partners with Curtin & Heefner. Also, former Curtin & Heefner associates Dan Petrilli and Brian Phillips, were hired as associates. Bacharach Institute for Rehabilitation , Pomona, has named Maria Ramundo as stroke program coordinator.
June 24, 2011
The Tri-State Animal Emergency Center in Woolwich Township, Gloucester County, will hold an emergency parvovirus vaccine clinic for dog owners in South Jersey from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. "Parvovirus is a very scary disease because it strikes quickly and is often fatal," said Mark Magazu, the center's medical director. "We're seeing a dramatic increase this year in incidents of parvo in our area, and as a community of pet owners we really have got to control this thing. It's a miserable disease that causes affected dogs to suffer horribly.
April 5, 2011
A Philadelphia jury awarded a 60-year-old man from Mays Landing, N.J., on Monday $10 million for a medical misdiagnosis that he said led to permanent leg paralysis. Eric Davenport was diagnosed in 2003 with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, by Leo McCluskey, the medical director of the ALS Association Center at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Davenport was told he had from 18 months to three years to live. Three years later, Davenport sought opinions from other doctors and was diagnosed correctly with spinal-cord compression, which could have been corrected earlier with surgery.