May 15, 2016
Q. How can I be certain I'm picking a good nursing home? A. The majority of people entering a nursing home are doing so from a hospital, with guidance from a discharge planner. That said, knowing about long-term care facilities in your area will help ensure that you or your loved one is going to the most appropriate one. The website Medicare.gov offers a "Nursing Home Compare" section, searchable by city and state, where you can find information about the ratings of a particular facility.
September 18, 2012 |
Margaret J. Franck, 68, of Ardmore, a nursing teacher and administrator who was an account manager at McKesson Corp. in Mount Laurel from 1997 to 2006, died of cancer on Sunday, Sept. 2, at Bryn Mawr Hospital. She traveled for McKesson to England several times and in 1998 to Hong Kong to demonstrate medical software to health professionals, her husband, Richard G. Bickel, director of planning for the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, said. "I met the four or five people in her group, a team that did demos all over," Bickel said, even in Canada's Yukon Territory.
January 17, 2012 |
Susan C. Gallagher Smith, 92, formerly of Narberth, a World War II veteran and retired nurse, died of complications from pneumonia Tuesday, Dec. 27, in ManorCare Nursing Center in Boulder, Colo. The daughter of Irish immigrants, Mrs. Smith grew up in Narberth. She graduated from John W. Hallahan Catholic High School for Girls in 1936 and from Misericordia Hospital School of Nursing in West Philadelphia in 1941. During World War II, as a lieutenant in the Navy Nurse Corps, she cared for wounded sailors and soldiers in military hospitals in Florida, Washington, Texas, and Philadelphia.
December 1, 2010 |
Blessed by Paco: Five survivors cherish gifts of life from boxer DEATH WAS NEAR. They told her that. Chances were it could be weeks - perhaps longer but not significantly unless she had a lung transplant. For years, Ashley Owens had known that she would not live to be 30 or even 25, that cystic fibrosis would sweep her away one day before she would have a chance to have a career or a wedding or children. It was a given she had come to accept. But now that she was coughing up blood and was in what her doctors called the "the end stages," the sudden finality of her circumstances terrified her. All of it seemed to be happening too soon.
October 19, 2009 |
Jean Eleanor Lockwood Wagner, 90, a nurse who assisted her surgeon husband, died of heart failure Oct. 10 at Waverly Heights, a retirement community in Gladwyne. A native of Tamaqua, Pa., Mrs. Wagner earned a nursing degree from Jefferson Medical College Hospital and completed the Nursing Course of Study at the University of Pennsylvania. While on the nursing staff of what is now Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, she met her future husband, surgeon Frederick B. Wagner Jr. They married in 1945.
October 17, 2008 |
Carol Schnabel Reed, 62, of Haddonfield, a nurse and childbirth expert who taught thousands of parents how to care for their babies, died Sunday of breast cancer at Hahnemann University Hospital. For 25 years, Mrs. Reed conducted "Baby and Me" sessions and taught always-booked classes for expectant parents at Virtua Hospital in Voorhees. The mother of eight, she conducted Lamaze childbirth classes from home when her children were young. Though she never took drugs during their births, she advised other women to get epidurals for pain, her daughter Amanda said.
October 11, 2007 |
The Air We Breathe By Andrea Barrett 297 pp. W.W. Norton. $25 Andrea Barrett is a lyrical novelist of the American past, giving life to pioneers in science with such resonance that even readers who wrestled mightily with chemistry come away entranced by her evocative accounts of discovery. The winner of a MacArthur fellowship and the National Book Award (for the 1996 short-story collection Ship Fever) and a Pulitzer finalist (for the 2003 Servants of the Map), Barrett is taken with an earlier time, when the country was much smaller and exploration - pushing boundaries in science, geography and knowledge - mattered far more than it does today.
August 5, 2007 |
Tennessee regulators have concluded that a center for troubled children needlessly provoked the confrontation that led to the death in June of a 17-year-old Philadelphia teen. The Chad Youth Enhancement Center in Ashland City "violated its own policy and procedures" in subduing Omega Leach, social-service regulators said. The state said a Chad staffer should have given Leach space to calm down June 2 when Leach had retreated to a dorm after a fight with another resident. Instead, the staffer, Randall D. Rae, 22, ordered Leach to leave the dorm, and Leach attacked him. The worker then forced Leach prone on the floor, face-down, and the teenager lost consciousness.
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.
November 1, 2002
Nurse shortages have varied, complex causes Dr. Henry Shenkin's claim that the closure of hospital nursing schools created nurse shortages is both misleading and historically inaccurate (letter, "Cause of nurse shortage," Oct. 29). He errs in the assumption that hospital schools supplied sufficient graduates to meet nurse demand. At the same time that large numbers of diploma programs existed, the country was also in the midst of a tremendous nursing shortage. Dr. Shenkin fails to point out that 40 years ago the nursing staff of many hospitals consisted predominantly of student nurses delivering care for which they were not qualified.