Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on August 27, 1972 · Page 67
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August 27, 1972

Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 67

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bath, telephone and televi-' sion is still only $39.00 a day. I asked administrator Dale Tippens how this could be without cutting salaries. Employees at Jackson General are paid on a scale comparable to big city · hospitals. Tippens said the reason may be that there are few non-paying patients. Because a large number of the patients work at Kaiser Aluminum Co. most patients have good insurance plans. The remainder of the patient load is made up of farm families--whose credit is usually very good--and those on Medicare. It takes PEOPLE to give ·individual personal service, not to mention lots of TLC ( t e n d e r l o v i n g c a r e ) . .'Jackson General seems to have an abundance of TLC. Where else can you see babies rocked to sleep in the nursery so they don't keep the other babies awake? In periods when there is a baby boom, the babies may be s l e e p i n g p e a c e f u l l y i n dresser drawers on carts, but they thrive on it. The maternity section has an extraordinary record of survival for "preemies," even those 2 Ibs.or less. The r e g u l a r d u t y n u r s e s somehow find time to give these babies around the clock private du'y. The nursery ;.'so has two viewing windows. They have the usual one for parents and grandparents. The unusual one is for children. Because everything is on ground level, children who normally would have to wait several days to see their new brother or sister, often get to see them at Jackson General the dav they are born, by walking across the grass and looking into the nursery from the outside viewing window. Jackson General has the same rules about children as any other hospital, but during visiting hours, there are often as many visitors at the windows, as inside, all pint size. This can be reassuring to both patient and child. In pediatrics, the mother who wants to stay with her child doesn't have to sleep in a chair. If the other bed is not occupied, the mother may use it for a nominal fee, or can order a cot. She may also order her meals served on a tray so she can eat with her child. The rule about meals carries throughout the hospital. Patients may order a tray in advance for their visitor. A l l t h e u s u a l conveniences, such as television, phones, air con- d i t i o n e r s , s m a l l diet kitchens where personal favorite foods may be stored with the doctors approval, book carts, etc., are to be found. Extras include, a beauty shop and barber shop, and occupational therapy department. The newest addition, the extended care unit has a patio with tables and umbrellas, surrounded by a rose garden, and a dining room where patients may invite a friend or relative to dinner. More and more patients are finding that there is no fear attached to a stay at Jackson General Hosp'ital. They soon consider it a home away from home. f -WWiwWjOfrww. fc b i Rocking chair is necessary equipment for the Pediatrics section. iJWNBTAIRSlOl LOW, LOW PRICES... EVERY DAY LOW. LOW PRICES... EVERY DAY ·o- SAVE 3.00 ON SWEATERS WITH ii . . ' . . , · - i . · . . , · · · . . - , ' ' - ' ' ' · · '. · ..- '\ - . -' ''~t ; FREE MONOGRAM 4.99 ONE WEEK ONLY They are our own Atleigh full fashioned acrylic knits ... for any occasion. Lightweight and soft, they're 100% . washable. Great for wearing with slacks or skirts. So have at least one of each style personalized at no extra charge. Colors: Red, Navy, White, Rust, Grey or Hunter Green. Sizes 34 to 42 in Pullover style and 34 to 46 in Cardigan stylo. MONOGRAM MONOGRAM Style #503 Style #510 For Pullover For Cardigan ' ·Jf- Ss*jf Stone and Thomas, Charleston, West Virginia 25326 8/27/72 Please send me the Monogrammed Sweaters at 4.99.1 have enclosed 15 : W Va State Sales Tax. Quan. Style Size Color Mono Color Initials Name . Address City . .. State Zip Charge fj Check fj Money Order fj New Account [j If New Account Please Include Correct Credit Intormation. Please Allow 2 weeks for Monogrammirg. V SK Zip-N-Go Classic in machine washable acrylic knit 7.99 A basic that's easy to care for and it always looks great. Acrylic knit shirt featuring a leather self tie belt, zip front, short sleeves and patch pockets. Colorsi Navy, Emerald Green or Copper. Sizes 10 to 18 and 16'/2 to22'/2. Stone and Thomas, Charleston, W. Va. 25326 8/27/72 Please send me the Zip-N-Go Classic, at 7.99. I have enclosed 24' W. Va. Stats Sales Tax. Quan. 1st Color 2nd Color Sue Price 1 Name . Address City . . . State Z'rp Charge. Q Chect g Money O.-der Q New Account fj If New Account Pleass Eodo» Corr«:r Credit Intormation STATE MAGAZINE, August 27,1972 CHARLESTON, W.VA.

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