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FOURTH ANNIVERSARY ISSUE ^ 3 I ) e . <Tall » * l l The joy we feel at Easter Time As we hail the ageless Spring With the resurrection and new life Will lift our hearts to sing. The Winter gone and a new awakening All nature seems reborn For each of us there is new hope When lilies bloom on Easter mom. Ruth E. Loes V O L U M E V, N U M B E R 2 ST. PETER H O S P IT A L , O L Y M P IA , W A S H IN G T O N FEBRUARY, 1970 Fourth Annual Meeting for Advisory Board No. 1 - Secretary of State Lud Kramer and Mr. and Mrs. John W. Aumend; No. 2 - Percy Bean and Sister Claire; No. 3 - Mrs. A. G. Homann, Mayor Homann, Robert J. Selene, Mrs. Selene and Sister Mary Cabrini; No. 4 - Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Jacobs; No. 5 - J. William Tobin; No. 6 - M. J. (Mike) Contris, Mrs. Harold V. Sargent and Mr. Sargent; No. 7 - C ar l Reder; No. 8 - Mrs. Carl Reder, Theodore F. Schmidt and Mrs. Ernest A. Ager; No. 9 - Mrs. Walter C. Howe Jr. and Mr. Howe; No. 10 - Dr. Ernest A. Ager; No. 11 - Mrs. Charles A. Boddy, Mr. Boddy and Mrs. Percy Bean; No. 12 - Dick Lewis, Mrs. Charles Howard Perry, Mrs. Dick Lewis and Father Perry. TEACHINGS REFLECTED IN ROOTS OF LAW AND ORDER THE CALL BELL ST. PETER H O S P IT A L Olympia, Washington Sister Claire Gagnon, administrator; Eileen Vitolo, editor; M. J. Contris, editorial con- 'sultant; From The Administrator Dear Friends: Lent is a time to evaluate our way o f life and make the improvements necessary for a richer and fuller existence in this topsy-turvy world of ours. A little self discipline never hurt anyone. Let us give our best in all we do, and be willing to accept our share of life ’s responsibilities. A job poorly done means a waste of time and energy, and it is costly. Thoughtfulness of others will develop a better understanding and tolerance of our fellow man, and we will reap the benefits. It all goes back to the importance of living up to the Golden Rule, which will eventually lead us to the resurrection with Christ. Best wishes for a blessed Easter from all of the Sisters. Sincerely, Sister Claire Our beloved chaplain, Father Augustine Osgniach, OSB, is proud as punch these days, and with good reason. His latest book, The Philosophic Roots of BLUE CROSS BENEFITS Dennis Schanno, represenative of Blue Cross, Washington-Alaska, Inc., spoke at the February Department Head Meeting concerning changes now in effect under Blue Cross coverage. The new program provides greater benefits for employes and their dependents. The rest o f the lengthy meeting was devoted to an explanation and discussion of new personnel policies being studied by the Policy Committee. What’s iVcu? at Cl i c( L r p.’s Seth Thomas Banjo Clock. Attractive Pole Lamp. American Haviland China — Service for eight — Rosalinde Pattern. Golf Cart. Crystal Salt Dishes. Good Tripod. Sturdy 51” Mahogany Table with 4 Chairs. Excellent Condition. Phone 943-7780 for these and many other interesting items. Father Augustine, OSB Law and Order, published by Exposition Press of New York, is now on the market. A lot of thought, time and energy went into its preparation. In his book, Father Augustine traces our present-day ills to the non-Christian philosophies of Hobbes, Rousseau, Hegel, Spinoza and .Nietzsche and their materialistic concepts of life. He analyzes their theories, pointing out their fallacies, then contrasts them with the Christian doctrine o f the social and political order. The author not only advocates a return to the Christian doctrine, which so much of the world has rejected, but demonstrates in reasoned detail how such a respiritualization would be of inestimable value to every man and every political state. This is the fourth book Father Augustine has written on philosophy, in addition to many articles. The first book was titled The Analysis of Objects. Then came The Christian State in 1943 and Must It Be Communism, in 1950. Father was born in Italy in 1891, and came to the United States when 17 years of age. He worked hard at menial jobs until he was accepted as candidate for the priesthood at St. Martin’s College in 1911. He was ordained in 1916 and received his doctorate in philosophy from the University of Washington in 1926. He taught philosophy at St. Martin’s College and was named head of the Department of Philosophy at St. John’s Unniversity in Collegeville, Minnesota in 1933. He returned to St. Martin’s in 1958 and achieved the status of professor emeritus upon his retirement in 1968, at which time he became chaplain for St. Peter Hospital. Basically, his newest book, a commentary on Christian thought, asks two questions: What is the source of the evil that has grown to such proportions that it threatens to desroy our society, and how may we purge ourselves of it? Anyone with an interest in the future of our society would find the book well worth reading. Congratulations to Father Augustine on his accomplishment. GREETINGS A warm welcome is extended to the following new employes and rehires: RN — Lois Dikes, Maetta Lefoldt, Eunice Gustafson; NA — Laurel Dutton, Frances Southmayd, Jacqueline Hill, Dianne Torgerson; ORD. — Eley Cum-bess, Jack Burrill; PHARMACY — Kristine Fealy; BUS. OFFICE — Mau-rine King, Georgenia Knoye, Averyal IPflug; HOUSEKEEPING — Darlene Giese; LAUNDRY — Margaret Pleasant; MAINTENANCE — Pershing Mc- Kissick; FOOD SERVICE — Carmel Knittle, Susan Sundberg,. Wilma Leib,. Chad Bowman, Joseph Lee, Roger Campbell; ADMINISTRATION — Elizabeth Loughin, Secty. Friends of Mrs. Lucille Anderson, RN, In-Service instructor, were sorry to learn of the death of her brother, Earl E. Kern, February 2. His home was in Kendallville, Indiana. Elizabeth (Betty) Loughin, administrative secretary, was born and raised in Centralia. She attended Centralia College prior to accepting a position with the State in 1964. Before coming to St. Peter Hospital she was secretary to the Assistant Adjutant General of the Air National Guard at Camp Murray, Tacoma. Hospital Board Holds Fourth Annual Meeting Members of the St. Peter Hospital Advisory Board, others associated with the Board, and their wives, were guests of the Sisters at the fourth annual Advisory Board Dinner, held in the Jaca-randa Restaurant February 5. Those present included Mr. and Mrs. Percy Bean, Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Boddy, M. J. Contris, Mayor and Mrs. A. G. Homann, Mr. and Mrs. Dick Lewis, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest L. Meyer, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Reder, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Sargent, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore F. Schmidt, Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Selene, Dr. and Mrs. Norbert C. Trauba, the Reverend and Mrs. Charles Howard Perry, Mr. and Mrs. John W. Aumend and Mr. and Mrs. Walter C. Howe, Jr. Father Perry, Mr. Aumend and Mr. Howe are newly appointed members. G. Eldon Marshall, also a new member, and his wife were unable to attend. Other present were Sister Claire, administrator; Sister Mary Cabrini. director of the School of Nursing; Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Jacobs; Mr. and Mrs. J. William Tobin; Dr. and Mrs. Ernest A. Ager; Honorable A. Lud Kramer, past member of the Board; and Eileen C. Vitolo, public relations director. Mr. Jacobs is assistant administrator at the hospital, and Mr. Tobin is public relations director for the Sisters of Charity of Providence Development Office in Seattle. Dr. Ager, as president of the hospital medical staff, is an ex officio member of the Board. Following dinner, Sister Claire welcomed everyone and expressed her gratitude fo r the help given to the Sisters by members o f the Board during the past four years, with special thanks to the outgoing officers for their leadership. * * * Percy Bean, newly elected president, extended greetings to all present, and introduced J. William Tobin and Mrs. Tobin, new members and their wives, new officers and their wives and Dr. and Mrs. Ager. Mr. Tobin recalled the first meeting of the Board four years ago, and said he was amazed over the change from original plans to remodel the present building, which brought about construction o f the twelve-story hospital now peeking above the tall Evergreens on Lilly Road. He thanked members of the Board, on behalf o f the Provincial Council, for their continued help and told them their responsibilities would not be lessened when the new hospital is occupied. Mr. Bean introduced Mr. Jacobs, who thanked him for his complimentary remarks, and said he hoped he could live up to them. Mr. Selene was thanked fo r his part in seeing that HOSPITAL signs were placed in strategic locations on roads entering the city. £mt>lo\je the ITlontli Andy Mostoles, our Employe of the Month, is another of our employes who was born in the Philippine Islands. He has worked at the hospital since April 14, 1949. He grew up in Pangasinan and was one of a family of nine children. i f l I Andy Mostoles When a younger brother living in Seattle decided to continue with his education and asked Andy for help, the older brother gladly gave his consent and arrived in Seattle shortly thereafter. The year was 1929 and, in spite o f the depression, he had no trouble getting a job on a large daffodil farm in the Puyallup Valley. He worked there for 20 years before deciding to apply for a job at St. Peter Hospital, where he was immediately hired. Mr. Mostoles returned to his home- Sincerest sympathy is extended to Mrs. Dorothy King of the Medical Record Department, and her daughter, Mrs. Curtis Wilson of Bellingham, in the loss of their husband and father, Edwin J. King, who died at the hospital February 10. Sister Mary Cabrini made the beautiful floral arrangement o f pink and white chrysanthemums which decorated the head table. land in 1955 when he learned his aging father was very ill. It was the first time he had seen his family in 26 years. While visiting at the home of a niece in Gimba he was introduced to a local fifth grade teacher. It was love at first sight and the two were married. Andy returned to his job at the hospital and Espiranza followed two months later. Teaching here required going back to school so she contented herself with teaching Sunday School classes at the First Methodist Church. She is presently working in the Classified Ad Section for the Daily Olympian, where she is also a proofreader. Andy and his wife have lived in the same apartment close to the hospital for almost 15 years. They have many friends in Sumner who are originally from their home towns, so spend a great deal of time visiting back and forth. As for hobbies, Andy thoroughly enjoys fishing but confines his time for this sport to the Summer months. Mr. and Mrs. Mostoles are looking forward to returning to their homes in the Philippines sometime in 1971. Her mother is not well and they both miss seeing their relatives. Andy is a loyal and dependable employe who except for a few days of working in Surgery has always been a janitor on the Third Floor. Congratulations to Mr. Mostoles for being chosen Employe of the Month. Eileen Gofford, N A Nowadays, if you want to teach a child the value o f a dollar, you’d better be quick about it! ACTIVITY TAGS Winner of this month’s award for the best suggestion found in our suggestion boxes, is Eileen Gafford, NA on Second Floor. She suggested the use o f activity tags on patient’s beds to alert nurses answering lights, to the patient’s capabilities. Knowing at a glance whether the patient is ambulatory, capable of feeding himself, etc., will save time and prevent errors. Congratulations to Mrs. Gafford for her fine suggestion. New Advisory Board Officers Vice President Charles A. Boddy, Mana ger of President Percy Bean, M an a ge r of Secretary Harold V. Sargent, Georgia Pacific Corporation, Container Division. Olympia Supply Company. Structural Engineer. New St. Peter Hospital Advisory Board Members Dr. Robert D. Funkhouser G. Eldon Marshall Rev. Charles Howard Perry Dr. Hans Kronawetter John W. Aumend Wa lte r C. Howe, Jr. Dr. Robert D. Funkhouser Dr. Funkhouser, in general practice in Olympia since 1962, came here directly after his discharge from the Army. Originally from Indiana, he was graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine in 1959. As president of the hospital medical staff for 1969, he automatically became an ex officio member o f the Hospital Advisory Board and took an active part in the meetings last year. He is also on the board o f directors for UGN and a member of the Young Men’s Business Club, the Washington State Medical Society and the American Academy of General Practice. He has been a board member of the Thurston County Chapter o f the American Cancer Society. Dr. Funkhouser’s wife, Coke, is a member o f the Hospital Auxiliary. They have two children, nine-year-old Susan, and Karen, who is six. * * * Dr. Hans Kronawetler Dr. Kronawetter came to this country from Austria in 1953. He graduated from the University o f Vienna and Innsbruck. After practicing one year in Madison, Wisconsin, he spent the next five years at the University of Iowa, where he took special training in urology. While there, he was a member of the faculty for two years. Dr. Kronawetter, whose practice is limited to urology, came to Olympia in 1959. He is a member o f the American Urological Association and president o f the Thurston- Mason County Medical Society. Dr. Kronawetter and his wife, Elizabeth have six children. Hans Jr., is 17; Eva is 15; Tony, 13; Elizabeth A., 10; and Matthias, five. Walter C. Howe, Jr. Mr. Howe, director of Program Planning and Fiscal Management (formerly called the Central Budget Agency), Office o f the Governor, since 1967, left the Seattle law firm o f Holman, Mickel-wait, Marion, Black and Perkins in 1965 to become legal assistant to Governor Dan Evans. He received his BA in Finance from the University o f Washington in 1956, and graduated from the U o f W School of Law with high honors in 1962. Prior to that time he was an officer in the Strategic Air Command. He is chairman of the following: Washington State Management Improvement Council, Governor’s Drug Abuse Task Force, and the Governor’s Insurance Advisory Committee, and ex ecutive secretary o f the Washington State Data Processing Advisory Committee. Mr. Howe and his wife, Teddy, have two sons. David is six and Stephen,, three and a half years old. G. Eldon Marshall Mr. Marshall was born in Pullman, Washington. He was a pilot with a first lieutenant rating in the Air Force during World War Two, serving in the European Theater. After his discharge from the Service, he returned to school at Washington State University as a business major and was graduated in 1949. He went to work for the Burroughs Corporation in Seattle and came to Olympia with the company in 1950. After four years he became clerk-treas-urer for the City of Olympia and was appointed city supervisor in 1958. He and Mrs. Marshall, Gerry, have two girls and two boys. Steven is a senior at the University of Washington Law School, Anne is a sophomore at Washington State University, Susan a junior at Olympia High School, and Scott an eighth grader at Washington Junior High. Mr. Marshall is a member o f the Kiwanis Club and YMCA, and is active in the First Methodise Church. * * * John W . Aumend Mr. Aumend has been branch plant manager of Continental Can Company for the past two and a half years. He was born in San Francisco and attended schools in Northern California. After serving four years in the Navy, he married a girl from San Leandro, California. He has been with the Continental Can Company 17 years, working in various supervisory capacities in California and Oregon plants prior to coming to Olympia. Mr. Aumend is a member of the Olympia Rotary Club, the Elks Lodge, Chamber of Commerce and Thurston County Taxpayers Association, and is a board member of the Olympia Chapter of the American Red Cross. He and his wife, Audrey, have two children, Michael, who is 17, and Debra, 12. All o f the family are fond of the Northwest. Audrey likes to do gardening around their home in the Long Lake area, and is a Red Cross volunteer. John plays golf whenever he has any free time. * * * Reverend Charles Howard Perry Father Perry was raised in Inglewood, California. He received his BA from the University of Redlands, then continued his studies at the Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, Virginia. He returned to California and obtained his DD at the Church Divinity School in Berkeley, where he is a member of the Board of Trustees. Father Perry was rector of St. Steven’s Church in Hollywood from 1947-1957, at which time he became rector of St. Mark’s Church in Altadena for the next four years. He was made assistant to the bishop o f the Diocese o f Northern California, a position he held from 1961 until 1965, when he came to Olympia as rector o f St. John’s Episcopal Church. He was on the executive council of the Episcopal Church from 1961 until 1967, and chairman of the Department of Communications. He is active in the Olympia Rotary Club and the Thurston County Human Rights Committee. Father Perry and his wife, Charlotte, are the parents o f two daughters — Becky, 16, and Anne, who is 14. Dr. Ernest A. Ager, President of the Medical S ta ff and ex-officio member of Advisory Board. O D(E ) IOUS COLLECTION Dr. R. A. Brown: Balls o f fire! This here bodacious behavior makes me bluer than the grass down in o le’ Kaintuck! (A cow ate some o f that grass and she mood indigo.) DK Dorothy: Go to your room! And shut the DOOR! Whew! RAB * * * Dr. R. A. Brown: ’Tis the season to be freezin’ But what’s your reason For this treason? DK Now I must forsooth declare Lest you leap, in your despair, I really do, I really care Tho you cause my falling hair. R. A. Bald C A L E N D A R Medical Committee ............................March 2 Advisory Committee ............................March 4 Surgical Committee ............................March 5 O B -G Y N Committee ............................March 6 Safety Committee ..............................March 10 Pediatric Committee ............................M arch 11 Executive Committee ............................March 13 S ta ff Meeting .....................................March 16 Ch arge Nurse Meeting ........................March 17 ST. P A T R IC K 'S D A Y ........................... March 17 Housekeeping Meeting ........................March 27 EA ST ER S U N D A Y ................................M arch 29 LIKE FATHER — LIKE DAUGHTER When a doctor takes a vacation, or for one reason or another finds it necessary to temporarily discontinue his practice, other doctors take over the care of his patients. Dr. Ralph C. Brown had no such problem when he left for San Francisco to take follow-up therapy after surgery. His attractive daughter, Dr. Mary Brown, just home from Vietnam with her husband, was right there, Johnny on the spot, to make his daily rounds at the hospital and take care o f his busy office practice. Dr. M a ry P. Brown Mary was born in Olympia, where she allended South Bay School and Norlh Thurston High. After graduation from the University of Puget Sound, she received her MD from Ihe University of Oregon School of Medicine. It was there she met her husband — another Dr. Brown (Daniel), who is presently in the Service and on duly ctl Madigan General Hospital. Dr. Mary Brown interned at Fitzsimmons General Hospital in Denver. She and her husband went to Vietnam a year ago and were assured before they left that they would not be separated. Her sister, Libby, is a practicing physical therapist in Tacoma. Her brother John is a dentist with the Public Health Service in Arizona, and George is doing his internship at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. Their parents, who are both community minded and highly regarded, have been a real inspiration to them. “They are something special,” said Mary. As for hobbies, she loves to cook, knit, sew and swim — whenever she has time. She and her husband like to fish, but with a small daughter, four-and-a-half- month old Kirsten Marie, and their work, there isn’t much time for hobbies. Both are very happy in their chosen work and have no complaints. Dr. Daniel Brown will be out of the Service in June and will return to Oregon for his OB-GYN residency. In the meantime, Dr. Mary Brown, looking very chic, goes about her work with the same interest and sincerity shown by her father. We’re sure her patients must feel better just by seeing her. Tim Loes, first prize winner, 6-9 age group, is the son of Mrs. Ruth Loes, medical record librarian; LeAnn White, first prize winner, 10-13 age group, is the daughter of Mrs. Elsie White, OB nurse aide, and Susie Freese first prize winner 14-17 age group, daughter of Mrs. Irene Freese, RN. L. to R., back row: Sandy and Cindy Oligney, daughters of Mrs. Lucille Oligney, R N ; Cheryl Carter, daughter of Mrs. Patricia Carter. Front row: Jerome Johnson, nephew of Gwendolyn Davis; Christy C a r r , daughter of Mrs. Ruth Carr; and Ronnie Oligney. Becky Oligney, Cynthia Mercado, M a t t Loes and Vince Chavez received honorable mention. Progress Report — New Hospital By Berlis C . Rasco, Architect Lower Floor: New laundry equipment has arrived and has been moved into the laundry area. First and Second Floors: Interior work is now in progress. Mechanical and electrical work is basically complete. Steel stud partitions have been erected. The suspension system for X - ray equipment in all three X-ray rooms has been completed. Third Floor: The Third Floor has been inspected by all authorities having jurisdiction over issuing permission for coverup. This means that the plasterers can start their work. Third, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Floors: The glass has been installed and is now in place. Glass used on the building is Solarbronze, which is tinted glass, with the thickness of three-eighths of an inch. Eighth Floor: Extensive mechanical work got underway on the Eighth Floor this past month, with all the large components of the air conditioning system now being completed. Exterior: Both the main entrance and the emergency entrance canopies on the exterior of the building have been completed. The north loading ramp retaining walls are in place. Sandblasting of the exposed exterior concrete is basically complete. The contractor took advantage o f the unusually mild February weather. The main roof and the west plaza roof have been completed. Preparations are underway to apply membrane and complete the east plaza roof this month. PO R T A B L E M E D C A R T Under the direction of Mrs. Bernice McIntosh, RN, Third Floor medicine nurse, St. Peter Hospital is now using one o f today’s modern methods for dispensing medication to patients. It is called the Uni/dose System. The U n i / - Dose cart pictured was purchased to determine the most practical use of medicine carts in the new hospital. Each medication station in the new building will be equipped with a 30-patient cart. Every patient’s medication is prepared in unit dose form whenever possible, under the direct supervision o f Dean Kitterman, registered pharmacist. Each patient has his own individual compartment on the cart, marked with his name and room number. This method will reduce chances for error and will speed medication to the patients. With nurses on all three shifts helping by making suggestions, Mrs. McIntosh will be able to make recommendations as to the cart’s use. Judging from the comments being made, this newly acquired piece of equipment is being well received. (See picture on Page 8)_________ Our sympathies to Mrs. Alfreda Mee, LPN in ICU, whose husband, Herbert Mee, was killed in an automobile accident February 19. SAFETY CONTEST WINNERS ■ Women’s Auxiliary to Benefit From Horseless Carriage Show Clyde G. Sincloir, standing beside his 1915 Ford, and Dr. John V. Deshaye with his 1927 seven-passsnger Lincoln. Both cars won first prizes at the Seattle Concours and will be on display at the Capital Pavilion April 3, 4 and 5. Members of St. Peter Hospital Auxiliary are working with the Olympia Region of the Horseless Carriage Club of America in planning and presenting the Capital Concours April 3, 4 and 5 at St. Martin’s Capital Pavilion, showing vintage horseless carriages of bygone days. The event is sponsored by the Horseless Carriage Club for the benefit of St. Peter Hospital, through the Auxiliary. A two-hour privale preview of highly polished antique cars from all over the Norlhwesi will take place Friday evening, April 3, from six to eight o'clock, with attendance by invitation only. Each Auxiliary member present will be given a judging sheet to choose a winner for the Auxiliary Women's Choice Award, to be presented to the owner of the car receiving the most votes by Auxiliary members. The choice for this award can only be made during the private preview. Each Auxiliary member will receive two $3 tickets by mail, with more available, and instruction for payment. General admission tickets, sold only at the door, are $2 and student tickets $1. The extra dollar on tickets sent by mail is for the privilege of attending the preview showing. Sasaparilla punch and tidbits will be served. Tickets not used for the preview will be honored on any other day. Hours will be from eight until ten Friday night, noon until ten on Saturday and noon until seven on Sunday. Special attractions will take place during the three-day exhibition. Dr. and Mrs. Rodney A. Brown are in charge of the Hospital Auxiliary’s help with the show. They will be assisted with plans for the preview by Dr. and Mrs. C. W. Reade. Others working with them and members of the Horseless Carriage Club are Mr. and Mrs. Carl Reder, trophies; Mr. and Mrs. Dick Lewis, publicity; Mrs. John A. Clark and Mrs. John A. Wiegman, tickets; Mrs. Charles A. Boddy and Mrs. Walter Neubrech, decorations and entertainment. Mrs. Allen Kaalaas is in charge o f the buffet for exhibitors only on Friday night. This will be a real F-U-N experience, so don’t miss it. Olympia is fortunate in having the opportunity to see so many fine old cars which have been restored to their original appearance. L. to R., Dr. Endre Mihalyi, Dr. John N. Lein and Dr. Andrew R. Vermes. Dr. Lein, associate dean of the University of W a sh ington School of Medicine, and head of the Division of Continuing Medical Education, was moderator for the circuit course in neurology offered by the School of Medicine at the hospital February 19. Physicians from Lewis, Grays Harbor, Mason and Thurston Counties attended the course. Panel members from the School of Medicine included Dr. William Kelly, Dr. August Swanson, Dr. Phillip Swanson, Dr. Marcel Malden and Dr. John Hampson. Dr. Mihalyi and Dr. Vermes presented several neurological patients for consultation and discussion. Dr. Rodney A. Brown, community coordinator, Continuing Medical Education, Washington-Alaska Regional Medical Program, was in charge of arrangements. Sister Maria, left, and Sister Claire, standing proudly beside the Sisters’ "Golden Char iot," a 1970 Chevrolet Impala recently purchased to replace the 1962 model Chevrolet that has more than done its duty. R N ’s enjoying refreshments provided by the Sisters during Professional Nurse Week, February 1 - 7. Seated, L. to R., Phyllis Brison, Lois Dikes, Esther Berg and Mildred Winston. Standing, Chris Hitch, director of Nursing Service, Faye Dux-bury and Opal King. L. to R., Marvin Kern, patient; Lorraine Pyfer, G PN; Bernice M c Intosh, RN., with new U n i/D o se Med Cart. NOW HEAR THIS ... Seventeen “ Future Nurses” from Rochester High School, accompanied by their advisor, Mrs. Wesley Crawford, arrived at the hospital by bus February 27, fo r a tour of the hospital conducted by Mrs. Lucille Anderson, In- Service instructor. . . . Joanne Grein's help with the addressograph plates for The Call Bell was very much appreciated. She is a member o f the Hospital Auxiliary and a volunteer at the hospital. . . Twenty-three surgeries in one day, February 20, set an all-time record. . . . Dr. M. R. Hunter has a most unusual tie pin — tiny gold forceps with a diamond setting — which is very good looking. . . . Ursula Padula beamed with pride when her 17-year-old daughter, Gisela, was chosen by the VFW to attend Girl’s State this coming summer at Ellensburg. She is a member o f the National Honor Society and the German Club. . . . * ■£* * I f Rulh Haskin's black poodle, Barney, doesn’t stop chewing the furniture, shoes, etc., Ruth says he may end up as poodle hash! ‘Twill never happen! . . . We know where Lavana McCarty gets all her pep. When she and Dollie Wrighi had lunch in the cafeteria after addressing over 800 Call Bells for mailing, she practically covered her food with that black stuff known as pepper. Might try it! . . . Congratulations to Marlene Loonan and her husband on the birth o f a baby girl born February 13. Marlene is a former employe. . . . Dr. Reeves' expression was something else when he saw the pie covered with ice cream Dr. Sliggleboul was about to consume — and did. . . . In spite of everything that has been done to relieve the parking situation, it still remains a problem. Please remember parking at the Medical Arts Center is for doctors and their patients ONLY. The clatter o f broken dishes prompted Ida Weaver to comment, “Oh, there goes my glass eye.” Ida gave her mother special attention when she was a patient n oFourth Floor. * * * companied by Sister Mary Cabrini. drove Sister Reine to the airport in Vancouver, B.C., when she learned of the serious illness of her brother in Montreal. . . . Around 30 friends of Maxine Matthews and her husband attended an open house at their new mobile home February 22, given in appreciation for the conern schown when their former mobile home was partially destroyed by fire. . . . Who needs shoes? There’s a pair in Room 149 for someone who wears a size 10, triple A, if they fit. They are white with a medium heel. . . . It’s wedding bells for Ellen Cuyler of the Business Office. She will become Mrs. Ed Rowe March 6, with Rev. Henry S. Rahn of the First Baptist Church uniting the two in marriage. Ed is stationed at Fort Lewis. Best wishes for their happiness. . . . Viola Holmes, in Central Supply, was very thankful ’when she learned her son, Deputy Mickey A. Holmes, would not lose his entire left hand after being shot by a young man he sought to help. Sister Mary, LPN, left the hospital to work at St. Placid Priory. She has been missed and it is hoped she will return to help again this summer. . . . A number of our doctors — Dr. Price, Dr. Sliggleboul, Dr. Jones, Dr. Young and Dr. Hazelrigg, are wearing beautiful tans after attending a Pacific Northwest Medical Society meeting at Sun Valley in mid-February. . . . New telephones are now in use by Sister Claire, Mr. Jacobs, Eileen Vilolo and Elizabeth (Belly) Loughin, administrative secretary. Extension numbers have been changed to 13 for Sister Claire, 12 for ST. PETER HOSPITAL 420 South Sherman Street Olympia, Washington 98501 Address Correction Requested Mr. Jacobs and 33 for Mrs. Vitolo. All calls to the administrator and assistant administrator now go through their secretary, — Belly Loughin. Charla Currier, former Surgery RN, had a baby boy January 30. Her young daughter was elated when she saw her mother and new little brother get o f f the elevator the day they left for home. . . . Nine Che Ke Su Campfire girls from Rochester, accompanied by their leader, Mrs. Russell Thompson, and her assistant, Cecilia Church of the Business Office, enjoyed a tour o f the hospital February 24. . . . Sandy Whitmore was happy to see sunny weather so she could go back and forth across the street sans a coat. . . . Your editor has really been scratching for words to describe the 2 a.m. scene involving Dr. Vermes and a problem easily solved by hand, but nothing could begin to top his description. It was hilarious! . . . The former Deanna Pearson, daughter of Mrs. Martha Hemingson, is now residing in Olympia, following her marriage to Edmond Rauser. The two recently returned from a honeymoon trip to Illinois, Wisconsin and Canada. . . . We heard one of the Lab girls asked Dr. Price if he frosted his hair. The answer, of course, is no. He is one of those people whose hair turns grey early, and it gives him that distinguished look that is most becoming. . . . PLEASE NOTE: The LPN’s are having a rummage sale March 12, from nine till five at the Fourth Avenue Building. See Lorraine Beisel if you have anything you would like to dispose of for a good cause. ‘Tis time for Spring housecleaning, you know. . . Speaking of the LPN’s, ac-ording to Sister Flore Marguerile, they netted a total of $541.75 from their cook book project for the hospital building fund. Happy Easter. N O N -P R O F IT U. S. POSTAGE 1.60 PAID Olympia, Wn. 98501 Permit No. 294 Sister Claire and Sister Maria, ac-
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