Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on April 14, 1976 · Page 3
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 14, 1976
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For Washington Regional Medical Center Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Wed,, April 14, "76 · 3 F A V I J IKVI1.1.K. A R K A N S A S v__-----Advisory Council Gives Okay For Computerized Body Scanner «y I'AT DON AT ' ' TIMES Staff Writer --· The Washington' County Health Advisory Council Tues. day gave a go-ahead signal In Washington Regional Medical . Center (WKMC) to apply for ' · a certificate nf need' to* pur- ? chasc^omputeriwd axial lomn- grnphy -- a whVile body CAT- Scatmer. . The recommendation authorized Dale Ducotc, acting administrator. In prepare the necessary application farms to sock a certificate of need, f r o m local, regional and the slate health coordinating councils. The certificate tif nrctl is necessary for the purchase by hos|)il;ils of pquiptiu'iil costing in excess of Sinn.dOO.- · . T h e CAT-Scanncr costs between $450.000 to $700,000. Tlie council also re-corn mended t h a i Knd A l i e n ! chairman, contact Hugh Means, administrator of Sprinficlale Memorial Has- Patty Hospitalized With Collapsed Lung REDWOOD CITY,' Calif. . AP) -- Patricia Hearst, rush~ cd (o a hospital in pain «[tcr -:hcr right' lung suddenly col .' lapsed, was reported resting , ;· comfortably today, -- the day -she was to have had a dreaded courtroom reunion with two underground companions. ·" The 22-year-old convicted " bttnk robber was t a k e n to -'Sequoia Hospital Tuesday eve- · ning gasping for air after her ' lung collapsed without warning ' in the .San Maieo County Jail. UA Accounting Department Gives Awards ·j Thfl a n n u a l awards banque of the- Department of Ac .'·counting at the University - Arkansas was held Tucstla '· night at the Holiday I n n an $29,725 in scholarships an · awards were presented lo i 4 accounting rnajovs. Department chairman I)i - J a m e s Modisette said $27,jQfl o - the total a mount came fron · ' p r i v a t e sources with th "remainder coming [corn In -- University's General Schola - ship fund. ' · \ There were 4R CPA firms and - other companies, organizations - and individuals who contributed ·- the private funds. Employed "with most of groups were ' U of A A l u m n i who make up - a majority of thje individuals - providing gifts. Earning scholarship?; from 6 this area were Penelope S. - Campbell ot West Fork; Allen r ' H . Duncan, William B. Garrison, Doris L. Golf. Kyle - Klein. Kathryn M. Murray, . Donald W. Stone, Sharon S. -- Stuart, Steve W. Sutton and ' Ja-m,'3s H. Young, all of 11 Fayetteville; Debbie J. Derdeyn, or Siloam - Springs: William P- TilcRee anr "· .lames Kirk --Thompson o 1 ie underwent surgery less iaji two hours later. UndcrsheriTf Harold Hiirkcr l i d Miss Hearst was in stable ondition and that the prognosis good. A doctor who examined cr -said she probably would re- lain hospitalized for four to \-e days. "She was in considerable am." said Dr.' Jeffrey Wise- erg, the physician who per- ormed the 45-minute procedure reduce pressure in Miss Hearst's chest/ "But she was eiy level-heuricd and handled , quite well. There is no tines- ion thai this was an acute mcrgcncy requiring iiume li;ite care. 1 ' SECURITY T I G H T Security was tight around the lospital. abcHil 25. miles soul! if San Francisco. Sheriff's dep uties were stationed at Ih emergency entrance and els6 where in the facility. Mis Hearst was in a private a section ot the three-slot hospital where m a t e r n i t y surgery patients aro usuall kept, said A r t h u r J. Faro, Ih ·associate hospital admini: tralor. It, was the first th nearly seven months since capture that Miss Hearst, ha not slept, in a cell at the ai She was to have been flown I Los Angeles early today for relri'al hearing on state ki a p i n g , assault and robber barges. It was nl that hearing Mi; Hearst was to have encou ereri William and Emily Ha the Symbioncse bibc \rrny members she ' reported mplicated in a Sacramen iank robbery d u r i n g a meelii Monday with FBI agents. SV vas 'Tear till and apprehc ive" about the meeting, one icr lawyers said. But ttitorney Alherl Johns lain Miss Hearst's emotion :ondition had nothing- to do vilh the l u n g collapse. He said the heiress' lung col- apscd shortly after 5 p.m., "Springdalc; Carl .Dean Spears mgd, * of Summers: Constance . Tucker of Prarie Grove. ' Home Burglarized ; jerry Vantloose . of Route I r Springdale fold the Washington - C o u n t y - sheriffs office Tuesday that .someone had broken inEi " h i s residence and had stolen an ** assortment of camera equip -"'ment. He said the burglary oc curred sometime prior (o p.m. Tuesday. urs after prosecutors froir rious parts o f " the slate me1 San Fi-.incisco, reportedly to scuss Miss Hearst's polcnlia' e as informer. It was also reported that shu ready had provided FB cuts with details of Ihe so lied "missijTg year" i n . ' h e i derground travels -- in uding the numcs of those win ok part in the Sacramento a l i f , , bank robbery for whic former lover, Steven So ah, is on t r i a l . lital. lo suggest Ihat instilutiou Iso prescst an application at ie April meeting. Ducote and Fred 1 lendi'icks. ouncil member and director of he Fnyeltcville Veterans Acl- ini stratum Hospital, tiat Sprlngdale hospital had n d i c a t c d an interest iccniiring llu i equipment at cccnl meeting of the Northwest \ r k a n s a s Hospital Adminislrfi- ors meeting. Dr. M u r r a y H a r r i s , W R M C radiologist, said the whole bqri\ iCiinners arc Ihe most cxcitinj, hing that has happened it diagnostic procedures since th advent ot Ihe x-ray in 1807 \-HAY. N U C L E A R MED1CIM The scanner, he explained combines x-ray and nuclca medicine and makes it possiM Lo visualize parts of the body which have been inaccessibl through former x-ray lech notogy. He said hospitals whicl h a v e , the equipment are usln, them extensively. The first on was put In at The Mayo Clinic i 1973 and Ihe clinic now has fou H is virtually a crime for lieu- ologisls lo practice now v/ith- ut the scanners lo augment iagnoslic procedures", ho said, le also commented that Dr. ; orge Johnson, FaycUcville's irst neurosurgcon will be oinucf by a second neurosur- ean liiis motith. It is exciting to me. an out-patient basis, climmnUitg hospitali/iation costs. He also lolti Ihe group Ihe scanner lias been used in studies ot demen- l i a praccox on patients who h a v e been instilutionali/cd for II is possible to pick up a small ·-anccrous growth on the pancreas with the equipment, anrl many vcars and it lias been f o u n d t h a i the mental illness which affects the elderly is treatable, making II possible In r e t u r n tlic patient to normal life and avoid expensive and lonf . _ _ . _ _ . , insUlutionali/alion. his has never been possible I The scanner is nol available in any of the I I Northwest Arkansas area hospitals ant patients are now sent to Little Hock or fort Smith, Dr. Harris said. INTRODUCES WEI.I.S J.T. Rose, coopcralor will Cleric Wells, of the Apple Tie Inn in Faycllovilie was inlro rtuced. Rose said the new man agemcnl is making improve menls at the intermediate cave facility and requested that an before." the radiologist-said. He said the m a i n nsc of the scanner will be Lo evaluate Ihe head and estimated that five lo seven scans will be done daily, making the machine pay for itself. The equipment proposal has tjccn unanimously approved by the Executive Committee and the Medical Staff of WRMC and will he hronghl lo the Board of Governors for final action Thursday night. The cost to the palient average between $150 lo $200, Dr. Harris snid and explained one bearin tacl him. complaints con "We expect I " hich are.'jsed 18 hours a (la; the procedures can be done on . deliver first rate care," he said The; partners also leas the Springdale Manor N'ursin ome, which will be ·arc facililv when it is com- iletcd. The "Apple Tree Inn was eased from Paul Young I I I who ill construct the Springdale s k i l l e d j l.eo Palmer, planner for the ~ health'resources division of lha Northwest A r k a n s a s Economic Development District, (which the plans for developed (ht? county councils in the Northwest Arkansas dislrieO who has met with the county council since its tirgani- Manor. Ko: lie ne\v Springdale nursing ionic are at the state health coordinating council for final . ,moval. nation, said t h a t the falc of per- Ken Sanders, administrator o f - s o n e l in the health resources Citv Hospital, the council's {division after implementation ot ren'resestalive lo Ihe W c s l . W A I I S A is not known. He pre- A r k a n s a s Health Systems; dieted however that he may not Ai'cncy (WAHSA) reported lhej] K able to attend future . lu'dgef for the new agency has| meetings, hut urged the cojncil been cut. 'Die law establishing! to remain intact and lo support he Health Systems Agency setlSanders and Ilendricks, local funding at a' level of 50 cents! delegates lo tile WAHSA. ocr capita but Health Education] .Allen distributed information ~ · ' regarding the Medical Malpractice Amendment (Amendment 58) to ' the Arkansas Stale ..»«,..-, .--, .· .-- ----- Constitution which will appear cut in the . f u n d i n g , which d u r i n g [on the November . ballot. Ins the first year is limited lo information waj prepared by administrative s t a f f and D r . Spencer D . Albright, a provides for no developmental!supporter for the amendments programs. The fate of the passage, who will appear at the funding level is still in the May meeting of the council lo b a l a n c e with no definite word discuss the provisions ot me received ycl from HEW. amendment.. per capil.- -- and W e l f a r e (HEW) Depart rncnt has cut the f u n d i n g level lo 29 cents per capita. This means n e a r l y , a f i f t y per cent about ninnies after he ended a visit with her. "11 was a very serious .hing," Johnson said. "If you don't get il in Lime, people often die. They got this in time." Dr. Donald Rowles stud he examined Miss Hearst after Lube was inserted into her chest cavity in "an effort to draw out air, creating a vacuum necessary (o rcinftate the colapsed lung. By that time she was in only minor pain. "She is doing quite satisfactorily," he said. Miss Hearst was stricken just TWO IN ONE The supreme convenience! Your Master Charge card and 24 Hour Teller card in ONE! Your Master Charge card lets you charge purchases anywhere, anytime. Your 24 Hour Teller card lets you bank'anylime of the day or night....any day! One side,.,.Ma5ter Charge! One side....24 Hour Teller! Another service for YOU at your fui. · service bank,...First National of Fayetteuillp. 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