January 30, 2000 |
You might drive past the corner of Ninth Street and Highland Avenue many times and never notice the two-story brick-and-stucco building there that once housed a suite of doctors' offices. For the last 14 years, the building has been used to promote another kind of healing. It houses the Bernardine Center, a mission of the Bernardine Franciscan Sisters. Behind the center's doors, four nuns orchestrate a whirlwind of activity that brings sustenance and other aid to thousands of people in Chester and nearby communities.
March 1, 1999 |
Charles P. Carson, 76, a physician, died yesterday at Lankenau Hospital. He lived in the city's Drexel Hill section. Born and raised in Sharon Hill, Dr. Carson attended St. Joseph's Preparatory School and St. Joseph's College before receiving his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in 1948. Dr. Carson was a member of the U.S. Army Medical Corps serving in Germany, the Walter Reed Army Hospital and as commanding officer of the 2d U.S. Army Laboratory in Fort Meade, Md. Dr. Carson retired from the Army in 1958 with the rank of major.
April 7, 1998 |
Merle A. Vogt, 69, of Wallingford, a retired Chester obstetrician/gynecologist, died of cancer Friday at Harlee Manor Nursing Home in Springfield. Dr. Vogt practiced in Chester for 32 years until retiring in 1995. He also had been an assistant clinical professor at Allegheny University Hospitals/Hahnemann and had served on the staffs of Crozer-Chester Medical Center, Riddle Memorial Hospital, and the former Sacred Heart Hospital in Chester. He was born to American missionaries in India, and he was educated there and in the United States.
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.
July 4, 1997 |
County officials and contractors are at a loss to explain how 375 feet of copper pipe disappeared, apparently in broad daylight, from the former Sacred Heart Hospital, which the county is renovating for offices. The project's construction management consultant estimated the loss, reported to borough police last week, at $6,200, including installation costs. David Gill, project manager for Philadelphia-based general contractor Ernest Bock & Sons, said no security workers are on duty at the building during the 7 a.m.-to-3:30 p.m. workday.
March 21, 1997 |
Carmen Frangiosa has replayed the moment a million times in his head. He remembers seeing the quarterback begin to run an option . . . He remembers seeing the quarterback trip and begin to stumble . . . He remembers penetrating into the backfield, and being in a group of players who delivered a hit on the quarterback. "The play does not in any way look spectacular," Frangiosa said. "There was no remarkable hit. Nothing to make you go, 'Oh, wow!' Go to any high school game and you'll see a lot harder hits.
March 20, 1997 |
The sorrow ran deep last night on the typical suburban street in Warminster where Buddy Miley grew up, and then grew too weary and wracked by pain to carry on. Neighbor after neighbor expressed grief that their friend - a person they admired, yet pitied - had apparently committed suicide in a motel in Livonia, Mich., 23 1/2 years after becoming a quadriplegic in a high school football game. From Karen Cherubini came this: "Whenever I spoke to his mother, she would tell me what terrible pain he was in. He would say, 'Oh, please let me go . . . Let it be over.
November 21, 1996 |
Virginia K. Woodland Lake, 77, a retired registered nurse who tended military and civilian patients, died Saturday at her home in Whitpain Township after an illness. She retired in 1979 as a supervisor after 19 years at Montgomery Hospital in Norristown. Mrs. Lake was born in Norristown and graduated from Norristown High School in 1937, then earned nursing certification at the former Hahnemann Hospital School of Nursing in 1940. She worked for a year at Columbia University Hospital in New York, then enlisted in the Army Nurse Corps in December 1941 after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
July 19, 1996 |
Montgomery County may renege on its commitment to pay Norristown - its tired and cash-strapped county seat - its annual subsidy of $97,000 for police and fire services. In a letter received by borough officials last week, the county commissioners said the yearly check might never arrive - a possibility that would send the precariously balanced borough budget into the red and mean late paychecks for borough employees. County Commissioner Chairman Mario Mele said the county, which had expected a multimillion dollar surplus this year, was beset by unforeseen financial problems.
June 17, 1996 |
Shorter hospital stays and reduced reimbursements have spurred a decision to expand outpatient services and reduce staff, officials at Montgomery Hospital say. Late last week, the hospital eliminated the equivalent of 50 full-time positions. The move came one year after 60 employees received pink slips, and two years after Norristown's once-sizable health-care industry was hit hard by the closure of Sacred Heart Hospital and the resulting loss of 280 jobs. "It was very difficult for us," Montgomery Hospital spokeswoman Carolyn Vivaldi said of the newest round of layoffs.