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March 29, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
Sister Rosa Carmichael, 94, a nurse and a member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 70 years, died of congestive heart failure in Assisi House, Aston, where she had lived since 2012. Born Anne Veronica Carmichael, she was a graduate of J.W. Hallahan Catholic Girls' High School. She became Sister Rosa with the profession of her first vows in 1946. After the Vatican II Council in the early 1960s, nuns were permitted to revert to their given names, but Sister Rosa decided not to. Her sibling, Sister Mary Teresa Carmichael, joined the order at the same time and currently resides at Assisi House.
NEWS
March 26, 2016 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Staff Writer
The prosecution in the trial of a SEPTA police officer accused of roughing up a nurse who had wanted to submit a complaint against him ended its case Thursday with testimony from a police supervisor that both helped and hurt the accused. SEPTA Police Lt. Garrett Marsh told a Philadelphia Common Pleas Court jury that he saw Officer Douglas Ioven struggling to control a handcuffed woman during the Christmas morning incident at Suburban Station in 2013. "When I went down the hallway, I saw the officer struggling with a black female," Marsh said.
NEWS
March 25, 2016 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Staff Writer
As an immigrant, Muibat Williamson has firm ideas about what the United States and its citizens should be about. So when a SEPTA police officer cut in line on Christmas 2013 as she waited in the Dunkin' Donuts shop in Suburban Station and then, according to her, stepped on her foot as he left, Williamson was not about to let it rest. "I said, 'Excuse me, you stepped on me. Aren't you going to apologize?' " Williamson told a Philadelphia jury Wednesday. SEPTA Officer Douglas Ioven said no, he didn't step on her foot, and wouldn't apologize.
NEWS
March 12, 2016 | By Martha Woodall, Susan Snyder and Tricia L. Nadolny, STAFF WRITERS
, Superintendent William R. Hite Jr. pledged Thursday to have a full-time nurse and counselor in every Philadelphia district school next fall. But the plan, presented at a principals' meeting at Martin Luther King High School, is contingent on approval of Gov. Wolf's proposed 2016-17 budget. Wolf's $33.3 billion spending plan calls for a substantial increase in funding for schools, said Fernando Gallard, district spokesman. Republican leaders have said the budget has "no chance" of passing.
NEWS
March 2, 2016 | By Walter F. Naedele, Staff Writer
Ann Soley Dellaira, 73, a former nursing teacher in Philadelphia and Camden County, died of cancer on Tuesday, Feb. 23, at Virtua Marlton Hospital. Born in Lansford, Carbon County, Pa., Mrs. Dellaira earned a bachelor's degree in nursing at Rutgers-Camden before teaching nursing at what is now Cooper University Hospital in the 1970s, her husband, Anthony, said. She earned a master's in psychiatric nursing at the University of Pennsylvania in the 1980s, he said, and became an assistant professor of nursing at Thomas Jefferson University.
BUSINESS
February 28, 2016
The photo is adorable. Little Madeline, age 3, smiles happily next to her family's tinseled Christmas tree, hand plunged into her Christmas stocking, clearly pleased with the white nurse's cap perched on her head. Now Madeline Bell, 54, with a nursing degree, heads one of the world's largest health enterprises, the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, where she presides over a $2.5 billion budget and 11,552 employees. In July, Bell, after eight years as CHOP's chief operating officer, replaced longtime chief executive Steven Altschuler, a pediatrician and researcher.
NEWS
February 12, 2016 | By Harold Brubaker, STAFF WRITER
Nurses at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children voted 311 to 49 to form a union, the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals said Wednesday. The voting concluded Wednesday morning, and the result was tallied by the National Labor Relations Board, the union, known as PASNAP, said. About 500 St. Christopher's nurses will join the 1,200 nurses Hahnemann University Hospital and Delaware County Memorial Hospital, who voted last month to join PASNAP. St. Christopher's, which is in the Juniata Park/Feltonville section of Philadelphia, is owned by publicly traded Tenet Healthcare Corp., of Dallas, which also owns Hahnemann.
NEWS
February 11, 2016
A federal jury convicted a registered nurse on four counts of health care fraud Monday in a case in which prosecutors alleged she aided her employer in a plan to bilk Medicare out of more than $9 million. Between 2005 and 2008, Patricia McGill, 68, served as the former director of professional services of Home Care Hospice, the Bustleton facility that prosecutors alleged enrolled dozens of patients who did not meet federal guidelines for hospice care. In addition, the government accused McGill, under the watch of the facility's owners, of overseeing the falsification of records to suggest patients were sicker than they were or received treatments that were never given.
NEWS
February 10, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
Andrea L. Mengel, 68, of Philadelphia, who rose from humble roots in rural Pennsylvania to become a nurse and educator in the city, died Tuesday, Feb. 2, of kidney cancer at home. Dr. Mengel grew up in the Allegheny Mountains northeast of Altoona, in a house her family built just off a dirt road. The home's foundation consisted of stones scrounged by her parents from the land. Her father, David G., was a paper mill worker; her mother, Helen M., a cafeteria worker at the local high school.
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