October 1, 2015 |
Cardiology Consultants of Philadelphia, the Rothman Institute, and other large specialty physician groups are organizing to link their practices' medical records electronically and eventually enter joint contracts with employers and insurers. Papers sealing a partnership creating NueHealth Greater Philadelphia are expected to be signed Thursday. NueHealth will start with 750 physicians from independent groups; an additional 250 have verbally committed to NueHealth, said its chief executive, Tom Eicke.
September 19, 2015 |
Because Tyler Mayes backed up his words, he has earned a second consecutive start as a kickoff specialist for Temple against the University of Massachusetts on Saturday at Gillette Stadium. After he did not play in the opening 27-10 win over Penn State, Mayes, a fifth-year senior from Downingtown East, made a plea for playing time before last week's game at Cincinnati. "He came in last week and said 'Coach I can do this,' " Temple coach Matt Rhule recalled. So Rhule put the pressure on Mayes before giving him a chance.
September 2, 2015 |
Robert M. Rinier Sr., 85, of Marlton, a computer specialist who in retirement was a part-time evening manager at food markets in Marlton and Medford, died of complications from lung cancer Friday, Aug. 28, at Virtua Memorial Hospital in Mount Holly. Born in Darby, Mr. Rinier attended Overbrook High School but "left to go to work, because his father had died," his wife, Helen, said. He worked at a market in Philadelphia, then in 1950 began a 35-year government career, mostly as a computer specialist at the Frankford Arsenal.
August 16, 2015 |
Charlotte Kusher Liftman, 88, who retired in 1990 as a learning-disabilities specialist for Cherry Hill public schools, died of Parkinson's disease on Friday, Aug. 14, at the Lions Gate retirement community in Voorhees, where she had resided since 2009. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mrs. Liftman earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education at Brooklyn College in 1948 and began her career teaching kindergarten at a public school in the borough of Staten Island. After marrying in 1950, she and her husband, Herb, moved to Cherry Hill in 1961.
August 3, 2015 |
Josie Lecks, 86, of Haverford, a mother, reading specialist, and fund-raiser, died Saturday, July 25, of cancer at her home. She was the widow of Leonard E. Lecks, a cardiologist who practiced at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital for more than 30 years. Mrs. Lecks was the granddaughter of Joseph Salus, a banker. The Salus family also produced several prominent lawyers, including Samuel W. Salus, a Pennsylvania state senator from 1911 to 1938. In 1940, Mrs. Lecks moved with her parents to Hollywood, where she attended a performing-arts school.
July 20, 2015 |
I thought I'd finished with writing about knob and tube wiring - punch that phrase into the Philly.com search engine to read the articles - but readers raised a couple of good points this week, so I'll go one more time. Knob and tube is the earliest of the electrical wiring, basically designed to power lightbulbs between 1880 and 1930. Its presence in existing houses has become an issue for many lenders and home insurers, and it is serving to delay real estate transactions until after large amounts of money have been spent to replace the antiquated wiring.
July 18, 2015 |
John A. Zurzola Sr., 86, formerly of Manayunk, a retired electronics specialist and a father and handyman, died Monday, July 13, of Alzheimer's disease at his retirement home in Villas, N.J. Born in 1929, Mr. Zurzola lost his own father, Frank, in 1937. His mother, Jennie, was not in good health. When she saw an opportunity for her son to live and study at Girard College, she enrolled him. He graduated in 1947. "It must have been hard for both of them," said his daughter Amy Z. Quinn.
July 16, 2015 |
IF YOU GAVE John Zurzola a choice between dining at a fancy restaurant or at home over a steaming plate of his wife's spaghetti, there was no choice. Spaghetti won every time. Which might have seemed surprising, because his wife, the former Doris Walsh, was a little Irish lady from West Philly. But she was a quick learner and her husband's family taught her how to cook Italian style. What did she put in that spaghetti gravy that made her husband prefer it to more-sophisticated fare?
May 29, 2015 |
A DUCK never is just a duck with Chip Kelly. There always is a deeper meaning or grander plan to everything The Most Interesting Coach in the World does. Or so we have been conditioned to believe. He is a chess master who always is thinking three or four or five or 100 moves ahead. And when he saw fit to sign Tim Tebow last month, well, our imaginations ran wild with the ways Kelly probably was planning to use him, none of which had anything to do with him throwing the football. He's going to be a short-yardage specialist and be used on two-point attempts.
April 24, 2015 |
Caleb Cresson Wistar III, 93, of Lafayette Hill, a Unisys Corp. procurement specialist and a descendant of the Wistar Institute's founders, died in his sleep Thursday, April 2, of causes related to aging at the Hill at Whitemarsh. The family is descended from Caspar Wistar, a Philadelphian who in 1808 became chair of the department of anatomy at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Caspar Wistar's great-nephew Isaac Jones Wistar was a prominent Philadelphia lawyer and Civil War brigadier general.