Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on March 26, 1976 · Page 21
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Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa · Page 21

Carroll, Iowa
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Friday, March 26, 1976
Page 21
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$126,000 in New Equipment Purchased by Regional Hospital Last Year St. Anthony Regional Hospital spent in excess of $126,000 for equipment in 1975, securing some of the most modern medical diagnostic aids available in the medical field today, according to Administrator Robert D. Blincow. The equipment includes a fiber-optic gastroscope, colonoscope, cystoscope,, and resectoscope. Normally equipment of this type would be found in major rriedical centers, Blincow stated. The hospital has been in operation on South Clark Street since 1905 and in its present $6 million facility since 1971, serving residents of ' Carroll and several surrounding counties. Last fall, a closed circuit TV was installed in the fluoroscopic room of the X-ray department. Now, not only the radiologist but also patients and physicians can observe the procedures in progress. The TV also is proving to be an excellent teaching aid. Since the move to the new hospital, radiology's work has tripled, and as an increase and update of equipment occurs, the hospital can look forward to a larger volume of procedures to be done. There were over 13,000 X-ray procedures done at the hospital during the past year — all the way from a sore toe to kidney examination — using the sophisticated equipment donated by the Hospital Auxiliary. Some of the equipment that aids the hospital in making more accurate diagnoses are the rapid cassette changer and Med-Red Pressure Injector, used for renal arterigraphy or studies of the kidneys. The hospital's respiratory service is now doing pulmonary functions by computer from Chicago. The test is done by phone, with the results sent back by telecopier within 12 minutes of starting the test. 1976 is the year for s widening the range of pulmonary lab studies, along with providing a more intense chest percussion and postural drainage program. In the past year the respiratory therapy department had an increase in the care of obstructive and restrictive lung patients with intermittent positive pressure breathing treatments, ultrasonic treatments, mechanical ventilation, oxygen and aerosal treatments. Total treatments- for 1975 were 7,223. The business office has acquired a new mini-computer system, replacing an accounting machine' which the hospital has used for the last 17 years. This machine will enable the business office to have available more detailed information for reports, which is required for third party cost reports. At the present time 500 Are Members of the CD A A class of 10 new members joined Court St. Rose of Lima No. 6,-Catholic Daughters of America (CDA) in October. This class is known as the "Augusta Heider Class." Mrs. Leonard J. Madigan presently heads the organization as regent. The new class was the first known time for a regent to have three daughters joining a class. Mrs. Madigan's daughters joining the class are Mrs. Michael Stilwill, Sioux City; Mrs. Arden Bluml, Halbur, and Mrs. Bruce Schulz, Carroll. The class was named after the first elected grant regent of the Court in April, 1904. The Court is one of Carroll's historically significant organizations. It was the sixth CDA court established in the United States and the first west of the Mississippi River in 1904. The local Court presently has 500 women members. One of the major Court projects this year was the Rosary Club, a group within the court that constructs rosaries to be sent to missions. The group meets for rosary making at Mrs. Ray Vanderheiden's home. The CDA also prepares a layette for the missions each year. The Court held a social hour for members and prospective members of the Court in September. In October the Court hosted a workshop at St. Lawrence hall conducted by the state officers. Seventeen the accounts payable and general ledger systems have been installed. The patient accounting system was slated for installation this month. Approximately 2,000 patient ledger cards will have to be transferred before the new system will be completed. The physical therapy department, which has been moved from the adjacent nursing home to the hospital proper, has increased its in-patient treatments by 4,315 and out-patient treatments by 1,840. The, $20,000 remodeling project was completed late in 1975, and the St. Anthony Regional Hospital Auxiliary contributed $11,000 for equipping the department. The Hospital Auxiliary, in its 21-year history, has contributed thousands of dollars and logged thousands of hours to benefit hospital and its patients. Mrs. H. K. Richardson is this year's president of the organization which has a current membership of over 200 women throughout the Carroll area. During 1975, hospital and out-patients totaled 9,862 days, with 6.5 days as the average length of stay for adults. Admitted to pediatrics were 490 children. Three sets of twins were included in the total of 361 deliveries in 1975. Newborn days numbered 1,670, with 4.6 days as the average length of stay. Other 1975 statistics reported by the administrator include: 84,766 general diets ' and 62,523 modified diets served by the dietary department; 39,085 exposures in the radiology department and 126,461 laboratory exams made in the clinical laboratory; 20,454 drug orders filled by the hospital pharmacy; 218 procedures using the electroencephalograph (BEG) apparatus installed in 1974; a total of 1,731 in-patient operations performed; and 1,718 emergency room visits. The hospital's operating expenses last year amounted to $3,290,000, of which $1,360,800 was for salaries. There are 225 full-time equivalent employes. Hospital staff officers are Dr. P. T. Cawley, chief-of-.staff; Dr. J. R. Hornberger, vice president; and Dr. James P. Jensen, secretary-treasurer. Dr. Cawley is chairman and Dr. Jensen, secretary, of the executive committee which also includes Drs. C. A. Fangman, C. E. Schaefer, J. M. Tierney and P. D. Anneberg, delegate-at-large. The board of directors is composed of Karl Nolin, Joe Gronstal, Mrs. David Garst, Sr. Francis Zavier Seidl, Sr. Joan Marie Wendl, Dr. L. B. Westendorf and Blincow. Department heads for the hospital are: Nursing Service, surrounding courts were present. The national CDA is sponsoring a poetry and essay contest for all age groups. The theme is "Our Heritage." Mrs. Joseph A. Staiert is chairman and Mrs. Collette Bock and Mrs. Ed Reardon will work with her. The national CDA is awarding college scholarships on the local, state and national level. Meetings are held the first Wednesday night of each month at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Each month the members' birthdays are celebrated. Also included during the year are the "secret sister" program, a mother-daughter breakfast in April, and a memorial service in November for members, who have died during the past year. A mass is celebrated on August 30 honoring the patron, St. Rose of Lima. Mrs. C.A. White is president of the Past Regents Club, which has 22 members. Mrs.. Simon Langel is district deputy for the state organization. BESTBOOKS EDMONTON, Canada (AP) — "Charlotte's Web" by E.B. White has been named the "Best American Children's Book of the Past 200 years," by the Children's Literature Association. Jon C. Scott, of the University of Alberta here and secretary of the association, says "Where The Wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendak was second. The association is an international organization of teachers, librarians, authors and publishers. Francis Fay, director of nursing; Anesthesia-Inhalation Therapy, Robert J. Dorpinghaus; X-ray, Howard Johnson; Pharmacy, Sr. Emerentia Reising; Physical Therapy, Dan Mack; Business Office, James J. Carroll, controller; Personnel, Mrs. Walt Rothmeyer. Medical Records, Mrs. Walter Wieckhorst; Laboratory, Mrs-. Robert McKone; Dietary, Gerald Brown; Maintenance, Don J. Schleisman; Purchasing and Housekeeping, Ruth Olberding; and Nursing Home, Mrs. Donald Stephenson. Timei Herald, Carroll, la. <> Friday, March 26, 1976 J The St. Anthony Nursing Home, a 79-bed facility, recorded a total of 27,853 resident days in 1975. The hospital assists in the training of practical and registered nurses who are students at the Carroll campus of Des Moines Area Community College School of Nursing. The students receive their clinical experiences in the hospital and nursing home. In the area of education, Mrs. Clair Snyder, R.N., in-service director, provides in-service education to increase the proficiency and knowledge of the hospital personnel. The program is designed to keep the nursing staff up-to-date on new techniques and equipment and motivate them to improve the quality of nursing care. A good response has continued to the prenatal classes held quarterly at the hospital. The classes, started as a hospital service in 1974, have averaged 32 families from Carroll and surrounding area at each session. Mrs. Corliss Leonard, R.N., of Glidden is instructor. WE'RE HELPING TO BUILD NO QUESTION ABOUT IT! CARROLL IS DEFINITELY IOWA'S NEWEST CITY! AND WE'RE PROUD TO HAVE HAD A PART IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE COMMUNITY. FIRST FEDERAL SAVINGS & LOAN DAVID O'LEARY HOME BAYARD GYMNASIUM LISTED BELOW AND PICTURED AT LEFT ARE SOME OF OUR RECENT BUILDING PROJECTS IN CARROLL! Arches Building Eastgate Terrace Apartments Ellerbroek's of Carroll Farner-Bocken Co. Holy Spirit Auditorium Harry's Barber Shop JCPenney Co. WilkeDrug Dearduff's Community Jewelry Main Tap McHugh Barber Shop Nockels Clothiers Pokey's Star Drug Tractor Supply Co. Village Apartments Carroll Legal Building Joe's Paint Center Kanne Mobil Service Center Auen Distributing Co. Juergens Produce and Feed Carroll Rendering Works Carroll Theatre New York Life Insurance Wandel Photography Bob's Shoe Repair Miles Lane Trucking, Inc. Wunschel Building General Electric Chemical Storage Building Earl May Garden Center City Fountain City Canopies First Federal Savings & Loan Erinvale Condominiums Herman Ford-Mercury Sernett's Leisure Center Fab Care Center Commercial Savings Bank Fu I let-tons Home Center Sir Patrick's Badding Construction Company and its 22 years of construction experience thanks everyone in the Carrol- land area who have shown confidence in our firm by giving us the opportunity to remodel, design-build or help with their building projects over the years. We hope to serve the Carrolland area people for many more years to come as we have a deep belief in the progress of our city and surrounding area. Whatever you construction needs are, give us a call. BADDING CONSTRUCTION CO Commercial 792-4123 Carroll Residential

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