Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - November 11, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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Veterans Hospital Updates Facilities
The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Mon., Nov. II, IS74
By Elrnora J. Robey
WAUKON — While experts hired by the city are making a feasibility study to evaluate tho community’s financial ability to provide additional hospital facilities, Veterans Memorial hospital here continues the updating and expanding that began almost as soon as it opened in 1951 Even the environment has come in for improvement: the city recently laid new pavement on the streets around the hospital and even bought a strip of land to widen a street that gives access to the area.
Now a temporary 28 by 40-building is being completed just east of the 44-bed hospital. It will house the administrator’s office, medical records, and the in-service training department.
In addition, laboratory workers are moving into quarters that will triple the space for this department.
According to Administrator Doug Peterson, the new steel cabinets for the lab cost over $7,000 and the new equipment approximately $15,000 The room, which is next door to the original lab, formerly was used by the purchasing department.
laboratory Technician .lac Suk Kim explained the original lab will be used for microbiology, while the new part houses chemistry , hematology and other equipment.
The lab has two full-time and two part-time workers and a high school trainee. Him came to Waukon from Baltimore this summer, having heard about the position from surgeon Hie Yun Lee, who knew him when they were both working in Des Moines three years ago, Dr. Lee at the Veterans’ hospital and Kim at Lutheran Another improvement was
inaugurated this fall, a radio paging system. Effective
within an eight-mile range, it will keep the hospital in touch with the pharmacist, anaesthetist, x-ray and lab technicians, and the surgeon and physician who are on call.
There is some evidence of crowding and adjusting to less than ideal situations in many areas. The purchasing department is an example. To reach it, one walks down a ramp into a sub-bsement formerly used to store Civil Defense materials and crated supplies. (The morgue is also in one end ) The hospital turned the CD supplies over to the county and altered its storage policy.
“Everything is now kept on shelves,” explained Peterson. “We had to invest rather heavily in adjustible steel shelving in order to do it and change our buying procedures.” The area is, however, now being used floor to ceiling, and everything is visible.
Floor-to-ceiling storage is the rule for X-ray records, too. In that department the width of the aisle would seem to discourage any worker from putting on excess weight.
A new portable X-ray machine costing about $10.(MKI was recently purchased According to the 1970 professional survey made of the hospital and current statements of Peterson, Dr Lee, and Dr. Louis Bray, of the medical staff, the main X ray machine needs to be replaced for best diagnostic purposes.
The surgeon did, however, assemble a team of 12 in that small room to implant a pacemaker for a 78-year-old man who didn’t want to go elsewhere. The procedure requires X-ray monitoring.
Patient accommodations are at a minimum on this first
floor, which also houses the widely-used physical therapy department and a room that is used on Fridays by a podiatrist and every day by the in-service training department and other groups.
Though the situation is not normal now, since moving all these departments and getting ready to move into the new building puts crated furnishings and supplies in the corridor, walking through first floor at night, one can imagine how the area looks when everything is operating at full capacity
Privacy is lacking, since the corridor functions as a waiting room and sometimes a patient has to cross it to a restroom. Even within a department there may Im* a problem
The cardiac stress machine, for example, is in the physical therapy room, which is often crowded with patients on the various beds and apparatus
In 1951, patients expected to be able to reach their doctors after office hours — and did Though doctors are still called at their homes, if someone wants to be sure of getting something more than a recording at the other end of the line, he goes to the emergency room.
The 1970 study showed only ll percent of the patients going to emergency were genuine emergencies. The others would have to be classified as outpatients.
To accommodate these, the medical staff of Veterans Memorial hospital — five Waukon doctors and one from Lansing — have made arrangements with four Rochester doctors, who take turns in coming to Waukon lo bt* on duty at the hospital from noon Saturday until 8 a.rn Monday.
These* are fully-licensed doctors who are taking spe-
Six Iowa Road Deaths
By The Associated Press
Six persons, two of them from Cedar Rapids, died on . Iowa roadways over the weekend, and an accident in Illinois proved fatal to an Iowa man
Mark Rader, 19, of Cedar Rapids, died early Sunday when struck by a car that failed to stop outside Rader’s Cedar Rapids home. Arrested later and charged with
O’Neill Drama Shown At Cornell College
MT VERNON - “Long Day’s .Journey Into Night”, an autobiographical drama by Eugene O’Neill, will be presented at Cornell college Friday and Saturday and again Nov. 22 and 23.
Curtain time will oe 7:30 pm. in Armstrong theater. Admission is $1.50 for the general public. Advance reservations may be made at The Commons, and tickets will also be on sale at the door.
The cast include Michael Huber, Barbara Austin. Brian Weart, Dale Grate, Martha Sloca and Debbie Last.
“bing Day’s Journey Into Night” is directed by Joseph Svec, chairman of the Cornell theater and speech department. Stage manager is Nancy Niemann.
manslaughter in connection with the incident was Michael Johnson, 25, also of Cedar Rapids. Ile was held under $25,(MMI bond in the Linn county jail.
Craig Fontana, 17, of Cedar Rapids died Saturday when the car he was driving collided with another at the intersection of two Benton county roads. His brother, Tim, 14, was hospitalized with injuries from the same accident.
The driver of the other car, Jerry Clair, 22, Cedar Rapids, was charged with failure to yield right-of-way. He and two passengers escaped injury.
An Indiana couple and a resident of Armstrong were
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ting down a bit on air conditioning and heating repairing leaky hot-water
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eiaiized training at the Mayo clinic. People see them on a patient-doctor basis, but, according to Peterson, the hospital does I hi* bookwork for the doctors.
One of tin- more unusual services performed for outpatients were the spring preventive medicine clinics in 1972 and 1973. in each,KHI senior citizens were given complete cheek ups virtually free.
From the beginning, a walking blood bank was maintained This year the hospital became affiliated with the Red Cross, and 137 came to donate
when the bloodmobile made its first visit.
In addition, a hospital auxiliary performs a variety of tasks for patients and hospital.
Possibly the most obvious change affecting the hospital was the 1981 expansion of the building itself. The original building was built by a city bond issue, a fund drive, and Hiil-Burton funds. In 1981, further donations and a bond issue increased the length of the three-story building to make it about 45 by 180 feet with a one-story waiting rooni-administration wing.
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Six Long-Dead Persons Sued in Black Hawk
Pro-Life Speaker Predicts Hearings to Halt Abortions
WATERLOO (AP) - The 94th congress “will accelerate hearings” on a human rights amendment which would prohibit abortions and mercy killing, the Iowans for Life convention was told Saturday.
Kenneth Van Derhoef, a Seattle attorney and president of the national Right to Life organization, told several hundred delegates to the second annual meeting that he hopes hearings on the amendment will begin in the U S. house of representatives early next year.
Van Derhoef forecast eventual passage of the amendment, which then would require ratification by two-thirds of the state legislatures.
The euthanasia question involves the same value judgments concerning the sanctity
of life “as we address in the abortion question,” Van Derhoef said
“It is more complex in that it deals with the total ethical and moral judgment of the life question, not just in its beginning, but in its total duration ”
Erma Craven, a social worker in Minneapolis, Minn., and a member of the women’s advisory committee of the Minnesota department of human rights, attacked the “expanding callousness toward human life. . . There must Ik* more humane solutions than ruthless destruction of human life.”
Mrs Craven added that “abortion is not the only prolife issue. You must concern yourself with strengthening the family structure.”
“How can 4 out of 5 doctors recommend something that 99 out of IOO can't even pronounce?”
Tama Council Restricts Use Of City's Jail
TAMA — The Tama city council has decided the Tama city jail will be used in the future only for the prisoners who are arrested by Tama city police officers. Any others will not Ik* processed at the Tama police station or held in the city jail.
The Tama jail has been used for holding prisoners overnight or for a shorter period of time until they were processed, appeared in a court or moved to another jail. No meal service has ever been provided.
Tama Mayor James Sorensen and the city council members plan to recommend to the Tama county board of supervisors that it provide a place for processing and holding prisoners arrested outside the city.
Since the state closed the Tama county jail in Toledo in June, 197(1, ail of Tama county’s prisoners have been kept in the Marshall county jail, Marshalltown, at Tama county’s expense.
long-dead persons and an unknown number of unknown
persons are being sued by Black Hawk county.
The deceased—Ira B. Thomas, Jacob Koch, Abram Turner, William Shelback, William B. Bowers and George Irving —all were named as defenders in the action to obtain title to a cemetery in southeast Waterloo.
The property was deeded to the six in 1858 by John R. and Cinthia Romak, apparently with the intention that the acre become a private burial ground.
The last known Interment in the cemetery was in 1920, said Asst. Black Hawk County Atty. Robert Braun of Water 1(H)
He said maintenance of the property has been performed for many years by township trustees.
Braun said that county officials consider it a county responsibility to take over the cemetery.
Listed with the six named deceased persons as defenders are “all unknown claimants and all persons unknown claiming any right, title or interest’’ in the cemetery.
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killed in a car-truck collision early Saturday on highway 189 south of Bancroft.
The victims, all 24 years old. were Steven Sabolchick and his wife. Sherry, of Hobart, Ind., and Lyle Hibben of Armstrong. Driver of the
truck involved was Donald Henry, 45, Rockwell City, who was not injured.
Donald Fritz, 2(1, Albert Cit-y, died Saturday of injuries suffered when the car in
which he was riding overturned on highway ll) two
miles east of Marathon.
Clarence Klick, 38, Grandview, dic'd Saturday after the truck he was driving struck a bridge IO miles north of New Boston, III.
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