November 29, 1989 |
Like a game of telephone gone haywire, the story came out a few days ago that Nazareth Hospital had laid off all its nursing supervisors and then rehired some in lower positions. Well, says James Martin, vice president of institutional services at the hospital, what actually happened was this: The hospital, at 2601 Holme Ave., simply reorganized its nursing staff because of reductions in the number of inpatient beds. Nazareth cut its number of nursing supervisors from 16 to 12. It offered other jobs to the four, either as staff nurses or charge nurses, who oversee floors.
November 15, 1994 |
Days after cutting more than 40 jobs, administrators at Rancocas Hospital in Willingboro and Zurbrugg Hospital in Riverside are asking the nursing staff to discuss possible cuts, a nurses union official said yesterday. According to Barbara Conklin, labor representative for JNESO, a regional union that represents the 400 nurses working at the two Burlington County hospitals, the request was discussed at a meeting called by the administration Friday. About a week earlier, the hospitals laid off 16 clerical and technical workers, and a week before that, in late October, 15 management personnel lost their jobs and 10 other management positions that were either unfilled or to be lost through retirement were eliminated.
May 7, 1992 |
Public school students are not the only ones affected by West Chester's plan to cut back its nursing staff. So too are the four parochial schools and one private school located within the West Chester Area School District. Bishop Shanahan, because of its size, would probably retain its school nurse under the proposed plan to cut the nursing staff from 21 to 10. West Chester Friends School and three parochial elementary schools - Saint Agnes, SS. Philip and James, and SS. Simon and Jude - would share nurses.
February 26, 1987 |
Norristown State Hospital, which failed a federal inspection last fall because it was understaffed, has passed a second inspection and is now fully in compliance with federal standards, a state Department of Public Welfare official said yesterday. "We have hired about 25 additional nursing staff, including registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and psychiatric aides," said Matt Jones, a spokesman for the state Department of Public Welfare. Jones said the hospital was continuing to "recruit staff in all three areas" so that it would have nursing staff in reserve.
May 24, 1990 |
Administrators in the William Penn School District say they have found enough money in next year's budget to pay for a new in-school suspension program at Penn Wood High School and add nursing staff at three secondary schools. Interim Superintendent David Campbell had said previously that, while the items were needed, he was leaving them out of the proposed budget, which called for a 39-mill real estate tax hike. District spokeswoman Lillian Spangler said the programs would cost $55,000 - $40,000 for an experienced teacher to run the suspension program and $15,000 to ensure that nursing staff is available at each secondary school every school day. The money was found when administrators added up how many teachers are retiring this year, and calculated how much in salaries would be saved on their less-experienced replacements, Spangler said.
September 28, 2004 |
Police issued an arrest warrant yesterday for a 53-year-old traveling nurse, Joan Wood Barnes of Philadelphia, on charges that she cut the feeding tubes of six patients at the Philadelphia Nursing Home in Fairmount. Barnes had worked at the nursing home for the last year through an agency called MedStaff, said Sgt. Anthony McFadden of the Philadelphia Police Department's Central Detective Division. He said her contract expires Friday and the nursing home was not going to renew it. "It just led to her, and we had enough for an affidavit," McFadden said.
April 26, 1990 |
Robert Stavis, a physician and director of the highly ranked neonatal intensive-care unit at Bryn Mawr Hospital, was as proud as a new father this week as he settled into new quarters at the hospital. He and his nine-member nursing staff had more than twice the floor space they had before for 20 beds or incubators, respirators, overhead heaters, rows of monitors and other equipment needed to care for critically ill infants. They also had a nursing station large enough for Stavis and the nurses to sit at without constantly elbowing each other.
September 30, 1990 |
All you ever wanted to know about Edith Cook's hospital stay was just a push of a button away. When Cook was taken to the hospital in the middle of the night Sept. 18 after complaining of shortness of breath, she was placed in the intermediate care unit at Memorial Hospital of Burlington County in Mount Holly. From her bed, she noticed a screen on the wall, flanked by a device that resembled a dust-buster. "I did notice it when I came in the room," she said. "It was in the spot that a (bulletin)
February 21, 1989 |
To explain why Philadelphia Nursing Home failed its annual state inspection, city Health Department officials pointed to a 19 percent decrease in the city-run facility's work force since July. The nursing home, which serves the elderly poor as well as AIDS patients, was banned from admitting new patients for at least 45 days after state inspectors two weeks ago found the facility's housekeeping and dietary departments understaffed and "deficient. " The employees, particularly the nursing staff and workers in food service and housekeeping, took advantage of the mayor's early retirement incentive plan, reducing the staff from 545 to 439. Because of the city's hiring freeze, no replacement employees could be hired for the facility at Girard and Corinthian avenues in Fairmount.
July 31, 1997 |
Blanche C. Lees Faul, 49, vice president for patient-care services at Sacred Heart Hospital in Allentown, Pa., died Monday at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia from a massive stroke. A Westampton resident for the last 20 years, she previously resided in Willingboro. She was born in Philadelphia and raised in the Kensington section. A health-care executive for more than 20 years, Mrs. Faul joined Sacred Heart Hospital in Allentown last year. She was responsible for coordinating services and increasing efficiency in patient-care areas, and for administering the nursing staff, said Paul Joly, vice president for public relations for Sacred Heart.