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AbstractHospital Advisory Board Holds Second Annual Meeting The St. Peter Hospital Lay Advisory Board held its second annual meeting for members and their wives, February 8, at the Jacaranda. A Valentine’s Day motif was used to decorate the lovely dining room overlooking the bay. Sister Mary Cabrini made the attractive arrangement for the head table. Those attending included Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Contris, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest L. Meyer, Mr. and Mrs. Carlton Sears, Mr. and Mrs. Milton Bean, Mayor Neil R. McKay and daughter Jean, Mayor and Mrs. A. G. Homann, Mr. and Mrs. G. Noyes Talcott, Mr. and Mrs. Harry A. Lynch. Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Selene, Mr. and Mrs. Philip A. Wack, Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Boddy, Mr. and Mrs. Curt Lewis, Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Leon-ardson, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore F. Schmidt, Mr. and Mrs. Harold V. Sargent, Mr. and Mrs. Percy Bean, Dr. and Mrs. Norbert C. Trauba, and Mr. and Mrs. Carl Reder. Also present: S i s t e r Ernestine Marie, Provincial treasurer, Providence Heights, Issaquah; Siister Claire, St. Peter Hospital administrator; Sister Flore Marguerite, hospital treasurer; Sister Mary Cabrini, director of the School of Nursing; S i s t e r Monica, supervisor of the Fourth Floor; Sister Bertina, supervisor of the Third Floor. John W. Greeley, director of the Central Development Center for the Sisters of Charity of Providence, Seattle, and director of the new hospital building fund campaign, and Mrs. Greeley; J. William Tobin, director of public relations for the Development Center, and Mrs. Tobin; Dr. James A. Thompson, chief of staff, and Mrs. Thompson; Mrs. Burton Johnson, president of St. Peter Hospital Women's Auxiliary. Following dinner, Mr. Greeley stated the past year had been most successful, but stressed the fact that much work remained to be done to get the new hospital built. Sister Claire greeted members and guests, and gratefully acknowledged all that has been accomplished by the board since its inception two years ago. * * * M. J. Contris, chairman, said the board had matured in two years and was now ready to project an image of the new hospital to the community. New members were introduced by Contris. They included: Percy Bean, general chairman of the building fund campaign; C. S. Leonardson; Harold V. Sargent; Theodore F. Schmidt; Carl Reder; and Dr. Norbert C. Trauba. A brief sketch follows on each of the two newest members to be added to the board: Carl Reder: Mr. Reder was born and raised in Olympia, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Reder, prominent residents of the Capitol City for many years. He has three brothers: Art in Tacoma, Ed in Olympia, Louis in Boston; and two sisters: Cora and Delia, both living in Olympia. After graduating from Olympia High he attended the University of Washington for four years, and then became associated with his family in the grocery business. The Reder family has been in this business since 1908. The first store, in downtown Olympia, closed in 1952, at which time Carl and his brother Ed moved to the second store which opened at Tumwater Square in 1946. Ten years later, Mr. Reder became affiliated with the Olympia - Tumwater Foundation, started in 1950 by (Continued on Page 7) L to R: Mrs. John Greeley, Sister Claire, M. J. Contris, Mrs. Bud Meyer, Bud Meyer, Mrs. Milt Bean, Milt Bean. St. Peter Hospital Wins Safety Award Happy Chuck Schlosser and Sister Claire. THE CALL BELL ST. PETER HOSPITAL Olympia, Washington Sister Claire Gagnon, administrator; Eileen Vitolo, editor; M. J. Contris, editorial consultant; Dr. Rodney A. Brown, contributor; Mary Torner, Eileen Gafford, Margaret O'Brien, Margaret Hagestuen, Esther Johnson, floor reporters; Mike Contris II, staff photographer. From The Administrator---- There’s no doubt the old saying, “ Two heads are better than one,” is true. In which case, there’s no limit to what many heads can contribute. Business concerns, organizations, companies — large and small — Civil Service, and the military all make use of the suggestion box as a means of enouraging ideas from their employees. It is a known fact that these suggestions have saved lives by preventing unnecessary accidents, made it possible to give better service, avoided misunderstandings, promoted better public relations, eliminated waste, called attention to better and easier ways of doing certain jobs, saved untold hours of time, cut costs, and established a closer relationship between employees and management. One large company saved a total of $175,000 in the first six months the suggestion box was put into use. With these things in mind, I urge any employee, reader, or visitor, with an idea he or she feels would be of benefit to the patients, the hospital, employees or visitors, to write it out on a slip of paper and drop it into any one of the suggestion boxes located to the right of the elevator doors on first, second, third and fourth floors. The hospital has had these boxes for a number of years. Occasionally someone dropped in a suggestion, or perhaps a complaint, but not too often. As we proceed with plans for our new hospital an endless number of considerations and decisions must be made. You might come up with an idea that would be a valuable contribution to these plans. Hereafter, our suggestion boxes will be checked regularly every Monday morning and their contents carefully read by a judging committee. Ideas with merit will be evaluated, and a suitable reward given fo r the best suggestions. I will be looking forward to the results of this “ operation progress.” Sincerely, SISTER CLAIRE Outstanding achievement in accident prevention haj brought recognition to our hospital from the Western Washington Hospital Safety Council as 1967 winner in the class C division. Hospitals are classed according to the number of employees. Only 88 hours, caused by five loss-of- time accidents, were lost out of a total of 555,203 man hours worked at the hospital during 1967. This was a considerable improvement over the previous year. A plaque was presented to Charles Schlosser at the third annual meeting of the Western Washington Hospital Safety Council, held at the Windjammer Restaurant in Seattle at the end of January. Schlosser, maintenance engineer, is a member of the executive committee and chairman o f the St. Peter Hospital safety committee. Ruth Loes, medical record librarian, is secretary, and Lucille Anderson, In-Service Department instructor, alternate. The committee is made up of three subcommittees, with the following chairmen and members: Accident prevention— Dean Kitterman, chairman, Gertrude Whalen, John Addington, Lucille Anderson, Ida Weaver; Fire prevention— John Addington, chairman, Ella Neely, Joel Ogren; Safety promotion—Dorothy Magness, chairman, Ruth Carr, Ruth Loes, Frances Veal, Ellis Corley, Sister Monica. “Mr. Schlosser and members of the safety committe are to be commended for the work they are doing to avoid accidents,” said Sister Claire, administrator. Western Washington Hospital Safety Council was organized to stimulate interest in and awareness of, the need for safety to prevent accidents, by sponsoring educational programs and workshops, and circulating sources of material relating to safety. COMMUNISM: We Still Must Stop It The chief aim of communism, world conquest, has been realized in part. The communists now control not only the whole o f Central - Eastern - South - Central Europe, but also Manchuria, one half of Korea, the whole o f China and a good part of Vietnam. Soviet leaders have pushed Russia’s boundaries and spheres of influence westward and eastward far beyond the fondest dreams of imperialist Czars. In 1944 the communists controlled an estimated 170 million people and some 8 million square miles o f territory. In 1964 they controlled more than a billion people and more than 16 million square miles. On the iniernational scene communism is advancing by leaps and bounds. Western democracies are on the defensive. Even in Italy and France the democratic victories of the recent past are only of a temporary nature more political then industrial. The real dangers have not as yet been removed. The contest against communism is still to be won. What is the cause of this tragic situation? The simple truth is that we have passively assisted in the nurturing of the Marxist monster. We have neglected to instill into the minds o f the people an enduring concept of moral right and wrong. We are strangling liberty ourselves. Communism is aided in its growth by three paramont traits in our modern life: religious ignorance and decay, naturalism, and economic individual and group selfishness. The pagan world today is cluttered up with Christian symbols from the past to such an extent that we are unable to distinguish between what is of the world and what is of God. The Cross, in many instances, has become to many the symbol o f comfort, of success and of the industrial status quo. In reference to social justice, our Christian people are still deeply ignorant of the positive economic program for establishing a reconstructed social order. For example, the proposal for unionization of workers, the formation of credit unions, consumers' cooperatives, the extension of social insurance, a guaranteed annual wage, a full-employment bill, a fair employment practices bill, workers' participation in management, ownership and profits, are termed "communistic" when they are in truth practical application of Christian teaching to the ills of our industrial society. To hate communism is not the cure. A positive approach is required. In the words of a progressive Christian: There is a fight against communism that produces no results. What really matters is to achieve in the face of communism, the Christian ideal of community. The characteristic of materialism is violence; that of Christianity is love. Why is it that communism flourishes in countries that have been Christian? Is it not the consequences of a great disappointment? T h i s disappointment, however, comes not from Christianity, but from Christians. You have often heard it said that Christian civilization must be saved. I say it cannot be saved, for it does not exist. We must create a Christian civilization.” —Father Augustine, O.S.B. GREETINGS St. Peter Hospital welcomes the following new employees hired during the month o f February: Alleyne Ward, RN; Genevieve Strong, RN; Frances Estrade, LPN; Leona Bickers, LPN; Cherrie Rausch, LPN; Vanda Gatti, GPN; Joan Ward, GPN; Amy acobs, NA; Merle Read, NA; Jean Noble, NA; Bobye Baird, NA; Mary Lu Dessin, NA; Carole Whalen, NA; Sherry La France, Business office; James Huff stutter, orderly; Alberta Lingle, Housekeeping; Mary Gullion, Housekeeping; S i d n e y Winther, Laundry; Guy Moser, Food Service. Sister Rose Imelda, having completed her term as superior o f St. Joseph Residence in Seattle, is here for a few weeks of rest. We hope your stay is enjoyable, Sister. ANNUAL DINNER The Barb Restaurant in Lacey was the scene of the annual dinner held by the South Sound LPN Association February 12. Bertha Mae Allen was in charge o f arrangements for the evening. Guests included Sister Reine, superior, and Sister Mary Cabrini, director of the School o f Nursing. Sister Claire, administrator, was unable to attend. ST. PATRICK'S DAY St. Patrick, patron saint o f Ireland and a saint o f the Roman Catholic Church, died in 493 A.D. at the venerable age o f 106. During his lifetime he founded more than 300 churches. St. Patrick’s feast day is celebrated throughout the world. New York has its annual St. Patrick’s Day parade, and “Y e ’ll be a seein’ a wearin’ of the green wherever you go on March 17. AN OD(E)IOUS COLLECTION Dear Doctor: In recent years I’ve served a time In the Record Room where this doctor will not sign. I’ve begged him, coaxed him, told him ’twas a crime, But all this noble effort has but gone down the drine! (’umble apologies to Gilbert & Sullivan) That shuffling sound you hear is most likely Messeurs G. & S. taking flip-flops and back flips in their respective graves! * * * Dear Doctor: Please don’t be crummy and such a heel. Just be well-bred and fix this. It’s the yeast you can do — really muffin to it — Little Flour, you do knead me! I rise to the occasion? ocassion? oca-sion? (My gosh, which is it?) I hope you are enriched, Cooky, I’ll do butter next time — sesame. * * * Dear Doctor: How would you like to embellish, enhance and bedeck this record with your very own signature? There now, didn’t that pretty it up? Yeth, it thertainly doth. * * * Dear Doctor: I will not exonerate this exasperating exacerbation so, at once, exercise exertion to expedite the excellence of this exhortation and then I’ ll exhibit exhilaration! Exelsior! Exhale, your exhaust is turning blue. Exhibiting exhaustive examinations and exclaiming rather than excusing, over my exhortations extends exorbitant likelihood o f the necessity of your exhumation. * * * Dear Doctor: I am not only ired and piqued, I am afronted, wounded and nettled. Scha-zam! There is no escape, how long must I suffer the unsufferable? IMPORTANT DEMONSTRATIONS Several classes on the use of Stryker and Foster Frames, and isolation techniques, were conducted during the past month by Lucille Anderson, RN, In-Service instructor. Additional instruction will be given during March. Dates will be posted on the bulletin board by the timeclock. Stryker and Foster Frames are special pieces of equipment used for patients who cannot be turned in a regular bed, i.e., patients with back or neck injuries. They also help to eliminate pressure sores. Those who have not attended a class should plan to be present at one o f those coming up this month. Jaycees Wives' Club Sparkles on Holidays STUDENT NEWS L to R: Mrs. Dennis Perkins, Mrs. Richard Hulse, Mrs. Ron Mueller. This organization first started in 1947 and reformed in 1951, for the purpose of assisting the Junior Chamber o f Commerce, has been very active in community service and youth welfare. Mrs. Fred Young, outgoing president, turned her gavel over to Mrs. Douglas Twibell at a recent meeting. For around 20 years members have been making holiday tray favors for patients at St. Peter Hospital. This is one of the many projects undertaken over the years that has never been discontinued. The favors are always attractive and well-made, and bring cheer to patients who must be in the hospital on a holiday — particularly at Christmas time. Besides tray favors, a beautifully made wooden train was presented to the Pediatric Ward several years ago. Since that time additional toys donated by local merchants have been collected by the organization and turned over to the hospital. Toy chairman, Mrs. Ron Mueller, accompanied by Mrs. Richard Hulse, party treats chairman, and Mrs. Dennis Perkins, visited the hospital on Valentine’s Day carrying two large boxes of toys plus enough pretty tray favors, including candy, for every patient. The work and time that goes into these projects is greatly appreciated by the hospital, the Auxiliary and the patients. Heartfelt thanks go to this energetic group of women who find time to bring happiness to others through their efforts. Incidentally, Mrs. Perkins made a second visit to the hospital February 20, and left a few days later with an eight pound, eleven and one-half ounce baby boy named Christopher Andrew. Congratulations to the happy parents. Factory Visit Leaving no stone unturned when it comes to deciding upon the finest equipment for our new hospital, Sister Claire, administrator, accompanied by Sister Ernestine Marie, representing the Sisters of Charity of Providence; Lena Hitch, director of Nursing Service; Dean Kitterman, chief pharmacist; and Charles Schlos-ser, maintenance engineer, visited the Hill-Rom Factory in Batesville, Indiana, in February, as guests of the company. R. R. Junge, of Hill-Rom, and C. Ayres of the Executone Corporation, joined the party at Sea-Tac Airport for the trip to Indiana. Part of the flight was made in a Hill-Rom plane. By Lois Newman It was 9:00 p.m. in the dorm on February 14, 1968, and not a sound could be heard. It seemed that everyone had left except one girl. Then suddenly someone called, “ Becky Sutton, you have company.” Becky tore herself away from the books and ran downstairs to see who it was. The lights went on and shouts of “ Surprise! Surprise!” could be heard throughout the dorm. It was her twentieth birthday. Similar parties were held during the past month for Callie Herinckx, Pam Caldwell, Barb Westover, Nancy Barlin and Mary Emge. Nancy and Mary are now old enough to vote. Happy Birthday, Girls! Refresher Course A five-week refresher course for RNs is tentatively scheduled to start April 1 or 15. Classes will be held two days a week, from 9 AM till 12 noon. Sixty hours of clinical study will follow 30 hours o f classroom work at the Olympia Vocational Technical Institute. Twelve students must sign up before classes can get underway. The charge is $20 for the course. Nurses must have their own uniforms and purchase necessary books. For further information, please call the Olympia Vocational Technical Institute at 943-4700. AILEEN BAUSCH TAKES SPECIAL TRAINING A five-day session at University Hospital in Seattle February 12-16, featuring lectures and demonstrations on care of the premature baby in the nursery, and new equipment now being used, was attended by Aileen Bausch, RN, in charge o f the Nursery. She was one of 25 nurses from various parts of the state who took the training. Dr. ohnson from the Ship of Hope was clinical instructor. "I was very impressed with the fact that of the hospitals represented, our nursery was the only one with a heart monitor," said Mrs. Bausch, who is scheduled to attend a second session next May. RESPONSES From the Editor: Response to the questionnaire included with employee’s copies of last month’s Call Bell, was exceptionally good and very much appreciated. A number of excellent suggestions for improvement were received which will be of considerable help in planning future issues. Volunteers Are Invaluable L to R: Martha Russell signing out Bryce Campbell . . . Lois Brown: Who will bid $2 on hose worn by President Johnson? Do I hear . . .? Hospital Auxiliary Has Lively Meeting Martha Russell is another member of St. Peter Hospital Auxiliary who has put in many hours working as a volunteer. Prior to becoming active in the group four years ago, she was a student at the School o f Nursing for seven months. During that time she acquired information about the hospital that has been of valuable assistance in her volunteer work. Mrs. Russell started by folding baby linen, then switched to working in the X-ray Department when this service was added to those already set up. In this capacity, she takes patients to and from X-ray and keeps a record on each one so the floor knows which patients have been taken from their rooms, the method of transportation (wheelchair or carl), date, time of departure and time of return. It is often necessary to take a patient with an IV going. Martha had previous hospital experience before coming to Olympia. A member of the Tacoma Junior League Hospital Volunteers, she took a magazine and book cart around to patients at Pierce County Hospital. During World War Two, after taking a special course.she worked on ths psychiatric and orthopedic wards of an Army hospital in Honolulu, as an occupational therapist aide. She received her 500 hour pin some time ago and has since logged another 200 hours. She is active in the Legion Without doubt, February 14’s meeting had the best turnout anyone could remember. Many new members, and several who hadn’t attended a meeting for quite some time, brought the count to 42. The Auxiliary is proud to announce that as a result of the Hospital Happening, a total of $11,500 will be paid toward the hospital building fund by the end of June. "This is a sizeable share of the $50,000 Auxiliary pledge," said Mrs. Burton (Jean) Johnson, president. Another highlight of the meeting was the white elephant auction, with Mrs. Rodney (Lois), “missed her callin’” Brown as auctioneer. Her clever of Mary, president of St. Martin’s Women’s Club and, as a member of the board, is presently working on plans for reopening the Olympia Child Care Center. A son, Sprague, is a student at St. Martin’s High School, and a daughter, Baillie, attends St. Mary’s Academy, Toledo, Washington. Her husband, Montgomery, has been with the State Department of Revenue — formerly the Tax Commission — for 22 years. The hospital and St. Peter Hospital Women’s Auxiliary are proud to have women like Mrs. Russell working in the hospital as a volunteer. repartee and comical facial expressions, brought forth peals o f laughter and rapid-fire bids for the variety of items brought by members. $26.95 was accumulated in short order. * * * A glass serving plate with handle, purchased by Mrs. Carl (Gingie) Re-der, was donated to the Auxiliary. Mrs. Kenneth P. (Betty) Fox modeled the beautiful handknit coat and hat being offered by the Fourth Floor for the new hospital. Mrs. M. L. (Louise) Strommer sold a number of the LPN sponsored cookbooks which are on sale at the Business Office at $2.75, or two for $5. Hostesses fo r coming meetings will be Mrs. George (Shirley) Prescott, and Mrs. Charles (Anne) Buck. Mrs. Charles (Lee) Skewis provided the dozens o f appropriately shaped cookies fo r the Valentine’s Day meeting. A MEMORABLE DAY Employees, and anyone else connected with the hospital, are not apt to forget February 13. On that day the hospital had the largest number o f patients in its history, and it is very likely the count could go higher. Anyone with a doubt as to the necessity for having a new hospital should realize what the limitations are in our present building. £mplo\jee ojj the Tllontlt Her prized possession is a brass tea set from Istanbul. Little did Helen Staggs, LPN on the night shift, ever dream she would one day visit that historical city, as well as many others in Europe . . . nor dream she would be employee o f the month. Born in Seattle, she lived there until time to attend school at Ellens-burg. After the death o f her father, she went to Pittsburgh with her mother and brother, hoping to find work. Any kind o f employment was hard to find, but she finally was hired as a first and second grade teacher. Six years laier she married Walter Staggs, an Army career man she had known in Seattle. Until eighteen years ago when he was transferred to Fort Lewis, they lived mostly in Texas. Mr. Staggs was an ROTC instructor connected with Texas A & M. Now retired, he raises rabbits and enjoys gardening. He and Helen live on the east side of town, just off Martin Helen Staggs Way. Three Siamese cats and a dog are members of the household. Mrs Staggs was a member of the first class to graduate from St. Peter Hospital School o f Nursing in 1955 and has continued working at the hospital since then. One other graduate o f that class, Helen Crane, also is a member o f our nursing staff. * * * The Staggs have two sons and a daughter, and six grandchildren. Daughter Jean, Mrs. Robert Bell, teaches at Leland P. Brown School in Olympia. Richard, the oldest son is stationed with the Air Force in Germany, which explains why Helen spent six weeks in Europe last year. The other son, Curtis, works for Weyerhaeuser in Raymond. Mrs. Staggs has always had a yen fo r travel. One summer before her marriage, when the heat in Pittsburgh was unbearable, she made a trip to Alaska. When her daughter took a six-month training course in Washington, D.C., prior to spending two years with the Foreign Service in Ethiopia, Helen enjoyed visits to the Capitol City. Each summer she visited her son in the various states where he was stationed. The trip to Europe, however, was something she never expected to lake, and will never forget. It was a real education to learn how others live and to see the beautiful old cities she had heretofore only read about. Helen traveled by bus and train with her son and his family to Italy, Switzerland, Turkey, France and England. European trains are a far cry from ours. In some areas it was necessary for them to pack their own food and water before going aboard. * * * Besides travel, Mrs. Staggs likes to knit for her grandchildren and read — “ anything I can get my hands on,” she said. When asked why she prefers to work the night shift, she quickly replied, “ I don’t function well in the morning. I guess I am just a night owl by nature." Any trips in the offing, Mrs. Staggs? You know you can’t see much by the light of the moon. Cook Book Contest To promote the sale o f “ Palatable Prescriptions,” the cook book sponsored by our LPN’s, a contest will be held during the two-week period beginning March 12. The person selling the largest number will receive a complimentary dinner for two at a well-known restaurant. Books are to be checked out with Eileen Vitolo. DR. REEVES GUEST SPEAKER Capitol City Nurses Association held its last meeting February 8, at the United Presbyterian Church. Dr. Robert L. Reeves discussed the natural history of diabetes and research work being done on prevention of complication, by early treatment. He stated this research work is being performed at the Virginia Mason Research Center as a cooperative study, with 12 other diabetic centers throughout the United States. Ruth Haskin, Lempie Townsend, JoAnn Coleman, Beverly Curtis and Anna Johnsey, all members of the surgery crew, acted as hostesses for the evening. Grace Maxmenko, president, announced that mental retardation was the subject chosen for the March 5 meeting. New Hospital Report By Berlis C. Rasco, Project Architect As a result of the meeting held February 26 with the State Board of Health, our initial check sets of the working drawings will be submitted to the Board on March 15. All of our working drawing submittals will be completed by the first of April. Basically, this involves all o f the architectural d r a w i n g s , including those for the kitchen, hospital equipment structural drawings, mechanical drawings, plumbing and electrical drawings, as well as specifications which will describe all of the drawings. The current report indicates that all facets of the project are progressing on schedule. Chapel: Remodeled A new liturgical movement has taken place in the last few years. The thought o f the church was to suggest that churches and chapels be remodeled so that the celebrants of the mass could face the congregation. It would thus permit the faithful to fo l low more closely the prayers o f the mass, which have now been translated from the Latin to the English language. The original altar in our chapel has been rebuilt by James Trolia, husband of Agnes Trolia, assistant to Mary Oser in the Food Service Department. A sanctuary lamp from the old Sacred Heart Church in Lacey, and new carpeting have been added. The chapel, although the same in some aspects, has become a small sanctuary in which you are invited to pray, as well as to observe the changes. Sister Reine is the sacristan. PROFESSIONAL NURSE WEEK The week of February 4-10 was observed throughout the United States as Professional Nurse Week. MARCH MEETINGS Medical Committee ______ March 4 OB Committee _____________ March 6 Surgical Committee ______ March 7 Pediatric Committee ____ March 12 Safety Committee ......... March 12 Hospital Auxiliary ______ March 13 Advisory Board ................ March 14 Executive Committee March 15 St. Patrick's Day _________ March 17 Staff Meeting ___________ March 18 Charge Nurse Meeting ___ March 19 Department Head Meeting March 26 Housekeeping Meeting March 28 REMARKABLE RUMMAGE SALE JUST AROUND THE CORNER April isn’t far away, and this sale o f sales, sponsored by the Hospital Auxiliary, will be here before you know it. If you have old furniture, dishes, tools, electrical appliances, utensils, good clothing, jewelry, sports equipment, etc., collecting dust in your basment or other storage area, now is the time to get rid of it! For early pick-up, please call Mrs. Floyd Svinth at 943-4577, or Mrs. Cameron Adams, 357-4703. P.S. Don't tell us you've decided to keep that tent dress! It doesn't do a thing for you. Dearie! * * Ah, youth! He’s a big high school track star during the day, but can’t go a block to the drive-in at night— without the family car. ADVISORY BOARD... (Continued from Page One) Schmidt families and their associates. That was the year the beautiful Tivoli fountain was erected on the Capitol Campus with Foundation funds. The Foundation is also in the scholarship and educational fields. Tumwater Falls Park is another project. As vice president and manager, Carl has a busy schedule, but he manages to find time to take part in a number o f organizations and activities. His wife, Gingie, grew up in Olympia. She, too, has a keen interest in community affairs, including the new hospital, and is a sustaining member of the Hospital Auxiliary. The Karen, and small son. Karen is also a member of the Auxiliary. Dr. Norbert C. Trauba: Dr. Trauba was born in Marathon, Wisconsin. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Wisconsin and his MD from the University of Pennsylvania. He interned at the University of Wisconsin General Hospital and was an instructor in medicine at the University o f Wisconsin Medical School. Dr. Trauba entered private practice in Boise, Idaho, then joined the VA Hospital in San Francisco. His next move was to Hines Hospital, Chicago, as chief of staff, then back to San Francisco in the same capacity. He was then transferred to Spokane to open the new VA hospital as hospital director. He held that position from 1950 to 1965 when he retired. Dr. Trauba is a member o f the American Medical Association and a member of the American College of Hospital Administrators. He is a veteran of World War I and World War II and is a retired colonel in the Army Medical Corps. Dr. and Mrs. Trauba have four sons and two daughters: Dr. Thomas N. Dr. N. C. Trauba Trauba, James L., John, Norbert, Jr., Mrs. Albert (Mary) Mann, and Mrs. Patrick (Ann) Gallagher. Five live in this area. Dr.’s hobbies are golf, fishing and gardening. He is a member of Rotary Club and the Olympia Country and Golf Club. He and Mrs. Trauba live at Athens Beach. Reders have a seventeen year old daughter, Lucy, who is a senior at Olympia High School, and a son, Joe, who resides in Olympia with his wife, Sympathy is extended to Dorothy Brooks, whose father, Walter Wilson, passed away February 12, and to Thelma Fountain, in the loss of her father, Carl Gustafson, who died February 6, in Colorado. What’s JVeu? at [Clld t r e’-g kcTasstU No matter what you are looking for, sooner or later you’ll find it at Claire's Castle. There are several rooms with a wide variety o f items on display. How about the following? Limoges China Garden Tools Coffee Makers Punch Bowl Set Antique Demitasse Cups Metronome Doll Clothes. Numerous requests have been received for good wicker furniture. Also in demand: Chests o f drawers, bo ok cases and desks. Antique glass moves fast. If you have any of these articles to sell, or know someone who has, please call Claire’s Castle, 943-7780. Knitting Enthusiast Helps Hospital Out o f the goodness o f her heart and a high regard for the hospital and Auxiliary, over a period of years Mrs. John L. Slavenburg has knitted more than a hundred pair o f dainty bootees to be sold at the Gift Bar. Since yarn is not free, and it lakes several hours to make one pair, you can readily see how much time and money is involved. Just imagine how many mothers have been delighted with the handmade, beribboned, pink, blue, yellow and while bootees purchased at the Gift Bar. It is so convenient to pick up a pair when visiting a new mother at the hospital, and they make such a nice gift. Our hats are o f f to you, Mrs. Slavenburg, for your thoughtfulness. A sincere thank you goes your way from the hospital and members of the Auxiliary. MEDICARE A. Lawson Hardie, M.D., and Garth B. Shaw, representing Aetna Life and Casualty Company, met with Sister Claire, administrator, Sister Flore Marguerite, treasurer, and Ruth Loes, medical record librarian, on February 7. Purpose o f the meeting was to evaluate methods being used by the utilization review committee fo r Medicare patients. Dr. Hardie made a few suggestions but, in general, thought the work was being well handled. Dr. Ralph H. Highmiller, chairman o f the utilization committee, was unable to be present fo r the meeting. NOW HEAR THIS . . Bargains! Bargains! Bargains galore! Eileen Gafford, NA, and Madeline Hume, RN, were among the many who took advantage of the fantastic 22 cent sale at the Gift Bar February 22 . . . The cafeteria, not to be outdone, offered cherry pie with ice cream, and coffee, for 22 cents. George Washinglon heads, made of black paper, were hung on the walls of the cafeteria by Mary Oser, supervisor o f the Food Service Department, to celebrate the birthday o f the “ Father of our Country.” . . . Take note o f the fancy hair-does some of our nurses have. For instance, there’s Kathy Gross and Edna Davis. Mrs. Davis is really lucky to have two daughters who are beauty operators. Mike Hall, violinist, who is employed as a part-time worker in the kitchen, was one o f three students from the Olympia area chosen to perform with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, when two school concerts were presented in Olympia February 27. Congratulations, Mike! Glad to see Howard Strock back to work after a real bout with the flu. He still looks a little peaked. Take things easy, Howard . . . Wonder how soon the surgery crew will be asked to hostess another CCNA meeting. They had a great time trying to make co f fe e at last month’s meeting after overloading a circuit and blowing a fuse! . . .Theresa Rabideau, third floor NA, and her husband were victims of a fire in their apartment building, which caused the loss of all their possessions. We certainly sympathize with them in their loss, but are so glad they did not suffer any personal injury in the fire . . . Dorothy Dawe's husband, Ray, who underwent surgery February 16, was a patient on third floor. We wish him a speedy recovery. Dean Martin isn’t the only one who gets a surprise when he opens the door. Seems one o f our patients who turned up missing, was found taking a bath in the tub of a friend’s private bathroom down the hall from his own room. . . . Who in Central Supply has a looonnnngggg nose — all the way from the basement to Surgery on f i fth??? . . . Christine Marie Helmke, weighing eight pounds seven ounces, arrived at St. Peter Hospital February 13. Daniel and Nancy Helmke are her proud parents. . . . Two beautifully decorated cakes, made by Thelma Fountain, found their way to the desk o f John Addington. Apparently someone didn’t trust him, as a large sign lay alongside that read, "Hands off, John." The real culprit’s name — "Red, you know who," — should have been included. Dora Ogg, third floor LPN, had Thelma bake the cakes in honor o f Madeline Hume, Ella Neely and Judy Permann, who had birthdays around the same date early in February. Naturally, Ella, who couldn’t decide which kind to choose, ate a sizeable piece of each! . . . Sister Claire, administrator, and Dorothy Magness, RN, Personnel Department director, attended the Annual UGN dinner at the Tyee Monday, February 19. . . . Ida Weaver, RN, night supervisor, who laughingly refers to her home as “ Poverty Flat,” says it has now become “Termite Terrace.” Ida was seen recently, wielding a mop in the elevator. How about that? . . . An enjoyable jaunt during the January snowstorm — far o f f the beaten path into a white fairyland, resulted in momentary doubt about making it back to the world of reality. . . Guess who gets nervous prostration whenever a certain RN in crisp white uniform puts in an appearance. A $2 trip to you know where - ■ -, would solve the problem! . . . And then there is this NA who has lost a lot of weight and came to work the other day wearing bright lipstick. We’d like to know what’s going on! One of her co-workers has threatened to quit when a certain event takes place. Just wondering! Lots of birthdays in February, and lots of cakes. What a month for waistlines! Valentine’s Day with boxes of candy around didn’t help any. Patients were pleased with the colorful Valentine placemats, napkins, and tray favors they received on “Heart’s Day.” Hearts on the walls in the cafeteria, on the tables, and hanging from the ceiling called attention to the day for valentines . . . Looking first at his snowy white shirt and apron, and then to the stack of pots and pans and back again, one of the fellows in the kitchen was heard to remark, “Are you sure this is my ST. PETER HOSPITAL 420 South Sherman Street Olympia, Washington 98501 Address Correction Requested day for pots and pans?" His tone of voice and woebegone expression were something else! . . . Sorry to hear Helen Crane, night shift LPN, has been ill—also Dorothy Brooks, switch board operator, who has had her s-hare of illness during past months . . .Nigger and Susie enjoyed the attention given by three animal lovers one snowy day . . . Bennie Davis, son of Edna Davis, NA, is home recuperating from surgery performed at the hospital. . . . Ella Neely, Central Supply technician, made a cake for Dora Ogg's birthday. Cake and coffee were served in the sunroom. Heard Margaret Baker, LPN, also had a birthday — ditto Dorothy Dame, NA. . . Reine De Garcia's son Tony got married recently to Linda Rotter. . . Who didn’t move fast enough to avoid a surprised but amused look because o f a certain wall decoration??? Ill never tell! . . . Thanks to Alberlha Worth o f the Business office for going out of her way to do a much appreciated favor, and to Catherine Johnston, same office, for keeping records on cook book sales. . . . When a mop starts looking good to you, better do something about it, Olive (Haines)! Betty Fox, Auxiliary volunteer, is an Indian giver! Just ask Lee Skewis, director of Volunteer Service, and she has a witness. On the other hand, who needs two, huh Betty?. The bonds of matrimony aren’t worth much unless you keep up the interest. Non-Profit U. S. POSTAGE 1.40 PAID Permit No. 294
Newsletter of St. Peter Hospital, Olympia, Washington.
Two issues were published for February 1968.