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April 20, 2000 | By Rusty Pray, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Norman Kendall, 87, a retired pediatrics professor whose association with Temple University, its medical school and its hospital spanned half a century, died Tuesday of throat cancer at his home in Center City. Before moving to Center City about 10 years ago, Dr. Kendall was a longtime resident of Wyncote. Dr. Kendall began teaching pediatrics at Temple University School of Medicine in 1949, rising to full professor in 1966. He was Temple University Hospital's director of newborn services from 1946 to 1972, and headed its Division of Neonatology from 1972 to 1979, when he accepted emeritus status.
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September 26, 2011 | BY DANA DiFILIPPO, difilid@phillynews.com 215-854-5934
BINKIES, BLANKETS, bottles, Boppies, burp cloths . . . Now add books to the list of indispensable items for baby. Aiming to improve early-childhood literacy, the Free Library of Philadelphia is partnering with the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in a program that will get library cards into the hands of infants at their earliest checkups with the doctor. The program, "Read, Baby, Read," will be piloted at four of the hospital's Care Network and Pediatric & Adolescent Care practices.
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February 13, 2014 | By Vernon Clark, Inquirer Staff Writer
Lillian Beatrice Panzer Kravis, 93, of King of Prussia, a longtime physician and professor of pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, died Monday, Feb. 10, at her home. Dr. Kravis was born in Philadelphia on Dec. 8, 1920, the daughter of Julius and Tillie Markowitz Panzer. A graduate of Philadelphia High School for Girls, Dr. Kravis was the first in her family to go to college, earning a scholarship to attend the University of Pennsylvania. After completing her undergraduate studies, Dr. Kravis attended Penn's medical school, graduating in 1943.
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October 23, 1999 | By James M. O'Neill, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Madeline S. Daily, 49, of Philadelphia, former director of ambulatory pediatrics at Hahnemann Hospital and mother of two young boys, died Wednesday at Albert Einstein Hospital due to complications from Crohn's disease. Relatives say Dr. Daily's life was marked by her feisty battle to overcome two serious physical illnesses, and a later decision to put her medical career on hold in order to devote full-time attention to her sons. Though she excelled in school, Dr. Daily never considered college after graduating from Frankford High School in 1967.
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December 6, 2000 | By Rusty Pray, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Victor C. Vaughan 3d, 81, former chairman of Temple University Medical School's department of pediatrics and medical director of St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, died Thursday at Stanford University Hospital in California of complications following a heart attack. A clinical professor of pediatrics at Stanford University, he had lived in Carmel Valley, Calif. In 1952, Dr. Vaughan joined the Temple faculty as an associate professor of pediatrics and the St. Christopher's staff as director of the hospital's hematology laboratory.
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January 15, 2003 | By Kristin E. Holmes INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Charles H. Classen, 90, of Bryn Mawr, a retired physician and former director of pediatrics at Bryn Mawr Hospital, died of heart failure Friday at Bryn Mawr Terrace. Dr. Classen was a physician for more than 60 years, remaining in private practice until he was 83. He served as chief of pediatrics at Bryn Mawr Hospital for 10 years and taught students and physicians at area medical schools and hospitals, including the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
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May 4, 2011 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
J. Ronald Halenda, 78, of Chadds Ford, former chairman of the division of pediatrics at Riddle Memorial Hospital, died of complications from a stroke on Friday, April 29, at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Born in Dickson City near Scranton, he graduated from Dickson City High School in 1949, was an Eagle Scout, and earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Scranton in 1953. Dr. Halenda graduated in 1957 from the Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Halenda began his private practice at the Media Clinic in 1962 and, after Riddle Memorial opened, he became chairman of its division of pediatrics in 1964.
NEWS
October 23, 1988 | By Mike Capuzzo, Inquirer Staff Writer
Rushing down the hall in his white frock, Dr. Peter Trinkaus, director of inpatient services in the pediatrics department of Albert Einstein Medical Center, Northern Division, didn't notice the three women wearing Mickey Mouse shirts in the corridor of his own department. He didn't see their makeshift desk or scrawled sign - Visitors please sign in - until these pediatric safety police officers stopped the doctor, late for an lecture to medical students, in his tracks. "Who are you?"
NEWS
June 5, 1997 | By Bill Price, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Francis Jacobs, 81, of West Chester, a prominent pediatrician, died of cardiac arrest Monday at Chester County Hospital. A lifelong resident of West Chester, Dr. Jacobs began his practice there in 1947 in a two-room office at his home on Walnut Street. In 1952, he was joined by Dr. Harold H. Alderfer, and they had offices in a Victorian home on East Biddle Street. Both physicians retired in 1991. Early in his practice, young patients were few, Dr. Jacobs said in a 1991 interview.
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October 5, 1993 | By Mary Blakinger, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The Crozer-Chester Medical Center has dedicated a $13.2 million Ambulatory Care Pavilion to accommodate a trend toward more outpatient services at the center. More than half the surgery now done at the center is outpatient surgery, said Bertram Speare, senior vice president for corporate affairs. The pavilion has an ambulatory surgery center with four operating rooms. There is a 25-bed "short-procedure unit" to care for surgery patients, an outpatient laboratory, and an outpatient registration area.
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May 21, 2015 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
WORKING WITH the cantankerous C. Everett Koop had to have been a challenge. But Jack Templeton was up to it. The two doctors shared a simple philosophy: No case, however desperate, however seemingly impossible, was hopeless. While the two were pediatric surgeons at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, they participated in the separation of numerous conjoined twins, some of which other surgeons considered hopeless cases. Not as long as Koop and Templeton were on duty. No child was just going to be left to die. Jack Templeton, who died Saturday at age 75, trained in pediatric surgery under Koop, the hospital's surgeon-in-chief, from 1973 to 1975.
BUSINESS
January 27, 2015
The public relations and crisis communications firm Bellevue Communications Group , Philadelphia and Harrisburg, has promoted Diana Torralvo to senior account executive from account executive. In her new role, Torralvo will be responsible for handling media, public relations, and social-media strategies for clients. NRG Energy , Philadelphia, has hired Keri Murschell as director of business and product innovation, East retail. She founded Keri Golf, a company focused on women's products, and later sold it to a large manufacturer.
NEWS
April 26, 2014 | By Michaelle Bond, Inquirer Staff Writer
  Robert William Lloyd, 70, of Jenkintown, a pediatric dentist caring for children, teens, and special-needs patients for more than 40 years in his private practice in Jenkintown, died suddenly Friday, April 18, of a heart attack. "Bob," as he was known by most, also cared for the residents at the Home of the Merciful Savior in Philadelphia and the Lynch Home in Gwynedd Valley, and was on the dental staff at Abington Memorial Hospital and at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for 39 years.
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April 14, 2014 | BY ASHLEY KUHN, Daily News Staff Writer kuhna@phillynews.com, 215-854-5938
FOR GREG and Gracie Pfeiffer, having a son born with a genetic disorder affecting his skull called for the expertise of craniofacial specialists at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Doctors diagnosed their son, Danny, with Saethre-Chotzen syndrome, a rare condition. Nearly 14 years later, Danny has had five reconstructive surgeries. "My doctors make me feel like an unstoppable person even through the hard times of surgeries," Danny said. "My doctors are my superheroes. " Danny's story was showcased yesterday to illustrate the importance of continuing the funding of medical resident programs at CHOP and other U.S. pediatric hospitals.
NEWS
March 2, 2014 | By Sandy Bauers, Inquirer Staff Writer
About 500 patients who visited a physician recently at Unity Health Care in Washington walked away with an unusual prescription. The medicine? Regular doses of a local park. The health system has a searchable database of more than 350 parks. The physician can print out a one-page summary of a specific park, detailing what it offers, where it is, and how to get there. The D.C. Park Prescription Program, focused on children, is a stepped-up version of programs trying to wrest children away from their computer screens and get them out into nature.
NEWS
February 13, 2014 | By Vernon Clark, Inquirer Staff Writer
Lillian Beatrice Panzer Kravis, 93, of King of Prussia, a longtime physician and professor of pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, died Monday, Feb. 10, at her home. Dr. Kravis was born in Philadelphia on Dec. 8, 1920, the daughter of Julius and Tillie Markowitz Panzer. A graduate of Philadelphia High School for Girls, Dr. Kravis was the first in her family to go to college, earning a scholarship to attend the University of Pennsylvania. After completing her undergraduate studies, Dr. Kravis attended Penn's medical school, graduating in 1943.
NEWS
December 19, 2013 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Richard T. Ellison Jr., 90, of Abington, a longtime pediatrician in Montgomery County, died Saturday, Dec. 14, of lymphoma at Rydal Park. Dr. Ellison graduated from St. George's School, Newport, R.I., in 1941, and earned a bachelor's degree in 1947 from the University of Pennsylvania. He completed his medical degree at the University of Virginia in 1952 and served an internship at Abington Memorial Hospital, followed by a pediatric residency at St. Christopher's Hospital from 1953 to 1955.
NEWS
October 28, 2013 | By Don Sapatkin, Inquirer Staff Writer
How many children drop dead every year of sudden cardiac arrest? One thousand? Three thousand?   "We don't know," said Victoria Vetter, a pediatric cardiologist at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. "The problem is we don't have a registry in the U.S. " The federal government last week said it will help develop a pediatric registry for sudden deaths. To better determine who is at risk of dying, from which cardiac disorder, a local group is also planning a database with results of electrocardiograms (EKGs)
NEWS
September 1, 2013 | By Daniel Taylor, For The Inquirer
The word pediatrician conjures up Norman Rockwell-like images of a doctor listening to the heart of a child's doll. We tend to be a happy crew: treating newborns with unlimited potential, struggling with teens as they figure out who they are. That's the good stuff. But there's a darker side of pediatrics. It rears up when a child removes his shirt for an exam and has telltale bruises. Or when a child flinches each time a parent moves suddenly. Recently, as I was preparing for patients, I noticed a consult report on an 8-year-old boy whom I have been caring for since birth.
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April 30, 2013 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Joseph F. Hennessey, 75, of Huntingdon Valley, a pediatrician in Philadelphia for almost four decades, died Monday, April 22, of heart failure at the Regional Hospital of Scranton. Dr. Hennessey was known for his care and compassion for children, his patients, and their families, his children said. Born in Buffalo, N.Y., he was the son of J. Edward and Helen Golan Hennessey. She died when Dr. Hennessey was a boy; his father then married Catherine Gillern Hennessey. Dr. Hennessey graduated in 1955 from Scranton Preparatory School and four years later from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass.
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