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CORPS Page 1) flock in the Infirm- are permitted afternoon from from seven until Charges .......... $$2.00 per day ....... 3.00 per day 4.00 and up Sketch St. Vincent's In- thirty-four years when, by special Bishop Fitzgerald, of whom Sis- came from bIa:,areth, Ken- an Infirmary in cause of charity applied their g hearts to the alleviation of the many poor sufferers relief within the of Arkansas' "Pie- Sick." St. Vincent's Infirm- on East Second Street, the George residence, through the in- Mr. E. W. Paa'ker, a of those days and of the worthy en- extensive repairs and building was prepar- er patients with] -st beds. I Period. I difficulties, finan- to surmount; the been educated to of hospital care for that hospitals ex- destitute or home- injured. The income patients was to maintain the in- and its struggling however, fi- were greatly mS- assistance ot Fitzgerald, and de- and privations, Years during which the so zealously were sly by slow, but steady Progress, but also by both spiritual and in truth we may hardships and trials were the seeds and flourished in today. Creed constructive period Patients were treat- whom were chart- of Catholic faith one hundred and forty- proves that the Catholic in its its ideals, has from Welcomed patients of of no creed. Benefactors Ver increasing popula- ..City,- the' passing years t: e necessity of more [ -r: for the sicc. Two ,rs in the persons of Alexander Hager, on I new building was I generously in mak- Fitzgerald's en- so desirable a site "'Vincent's Infirmary. was laid October 15, Roy, Bishop Fitzger- This date was one as was also for occupancy. Llarly of the other prominent citi- on both occasions to their hearty co- sincerity of which has of time and its re- Vincent's I to Year St. of the pub- the umbers of the institution to the Capacity; therefore, as accommodations for too limited. I Morris ] , Rev. Bishop Morris office in 1906, desires in accordance I ,of many patrons of to facilitate condi- an additional Project was realized beautiful annex on completed and St. its rank as the t quipped institution State. I " m I r been a period " Vincent's Infirmary modern equip- organization was 1919, when the a, member of the of the a 7xew and pleading the gave rise to' in the form laboratories; the Surgical equipment; system of case records, etc. In the brief space of less than two years, this 7'South- I ern Pioneer Home for the Sick" was I recognized by the American College of Surgeons and placed in Class A among the standardized hospitals of the United States, the first in the State of Arkansas to receive this dis- tinction. Staff Organized In accordance with the end and aim of the modern standardized hospital, namely, to insure its patients the most efficient medical selwice, St. Vincent' StaCf, composed of the leading physi- cians of IAttle Rock, was organized in February, 1920, and to the doctors who have so generously given their efficient service as well as their hearty cooperation with the Sisters and the nursing corps, we can pay no nobler tribute than to affirm, that as true to themselves as men, they have been and are true to the noble cause :for which they live and for which St. Vincent's Infirmary ever stands. Affiliation With A. S. M. As advancement in medical knowl- edge and skill depends upon tlle op- portunities afforded the medical stu- dent, and this particularly in the hos- pitals where there is such a wide scope for medical study, St. Vincent's realized that it should be a teaching, as well as an educational and charita- ble institution; accordingly in the spring of this year the Infirmary was affiliated with the Arkansa School of Medicine. Nurses' Training School Until the year 1906 tle care of pa- tients devolved entirely on the Sis- ters; at this period in her history St. Vincent's claimed the honor of inau- i gurating the first Training School for i Nurses in the State of Arkansas; the ! enviable reputation of which has brought applicants of the noblest wo- manly caliber who are graduated from the school each year to take their places in the ranks of the nursing profession to stand for all that savors of Charity, Benevolence and Chris- tianity. The Staff The Staff of St. Vincent's Infirm- ary was organized in February, 1920, in accordance with the minimum sandardization program of the Am- Department of Pediatrics. erican College of Surgeons. Its mem- bership originally consisted of six- teen members; but with the appoint- ment from time to time of those men returning from service with the army the membership is now thirty-five, of which thirty-two are attending and three resident staff members, the res- ident staff serving for a period of one year only. Appointments Appointments to membership are made by the Sister Superior rccommendatien of tbe staff. Dr. Win. R. Bathurst, Chief of the Department of Dermatology. Dr. Pat Murphy, Chief of the De- )artment 'o Mental and Nervous Diseases. Dr. D. &. Rhinehart, Chief of the Department of Roentgenology. Department of Surgery Dr. C. E. BentYey, Dr. R. M. Blake- ly, Dr. W. H. Browning, Dr. Robert Caldwell, Dr. Jas. Dibrell, Dr. Dew- upon ell Gann. Jr., Dr. O. Gray, Dr. H. A. Nomi- l:Uggins, Dr. R. Kory, Dr. M. E. Me- nations and elections follow the lines usually adopted by medical societies. Although the facilities of the insti- tution are avaitahle to all reputable physicians its policies are suggested by the attending st)ff and regulated by the Sister Superior. No Division of Fees physicians practicing in the hospi- tal are required to sign a pledge in which they agree not to engage in the practice of the secret division of fees. There are the usual branches or di- -isions of service and each has its chief with the required number of at- tending staff members. The staff has charge of all charity patients apply- ing to the hospital for treatment, these being referred in rotation by the Sister Superior, to the staff mem- bers in the various departments. Assignments of Patients When admitted to the hospital, pa- tients are assigned alternately to the resident staff members. On receipt of the admittance card from the of- fice, the resident staff member to whom the case has been assigned dic- tates the history and physical exami- nation of the patient to the staff sten- ographer, who in turn transcribes the data to the regular record forms, ex- cepting such cases wherein the physi- cian in charge expresses a desire to make his own ca:e record. After completion of the examination the resident staff member then writes the routine orders and prescribes the diet, conferring with the physician referr- ing the patient in ca:e of doubt. On arrival at the hospital the attending physidian reviews the record and rec- ords the working diagnosis, this in all THE GUARDIAN, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1923 PAGE SEVEN um'-,er months, the staff meets at balance for accurate weighing, a brought to Arkansas and one of the examination, urinalysis and a pre- the hospital where dinner is served, small balance for rough weighizg, a first forty of the same manufacture operative diagnosis. The order of business is not unusual large high speed centrifuge, eom- to be installed in the United States, Operative findings, surgical proced- and between courses the ordinary plete apparatus for blood cnemmal It is housed in a specially prepared are and post operative diagnosis are rotuine such as the reading of min- determinations, including universal room on the second floor of the dictated upon completion of each op- uses, a report of hospital analysis,'colorimeter and hydrogen-ion appar-,building" The floor of this room is eration. et,c., are disposed of. On completion atus and an ice box; there is also a covered with sheet lead one-eighth. Pathological specimens with de- of the meal, reports of chiefs of de- cmplete supply of chemicals and inch thick and all inside wall with the scriptive cards are sent to the labor- partments and committees are heard. i- ....... same material one-sixteenth inch story for diagnosis. In cases of sus- There are four members on the record. I ........ lne acuommg roon is used. for the 'thick to absorb all stray x-rays and pected malignancy the pathologist is committee and each week one member ......... afford complete protection to other notified previously in order that a .. .  ., ,. staining anu zreezlng oI tsue, mi- reviews ne recor(m oz aH cases ,ore- persons in the building, frozen section with an immediate re- charged during the week. Sometime croscopic work and serves also as a Complete Cure or Greatly Benefited port may be made to the operating during the day preceding the meet- library and record room for this de- The use of x-rays of this kind in surgeon. ing, the committee as a whole, meets lpartment" The equipment in this room ' the treatment of cancer has passed Obstetrical Department for the purpose of reviewing any rec-] consists of three microscopes, each the experimental stage and the re- Ever eager to keep pace with pro- ords of interest and all records of having oil immersion lens and me- sults obtained are sometimes little gresive and standardized methods, St,. institutional infections, deaths and llcban'.'cal stage, freezing microtone, less than marvelous. Many cases of Vincent's was ready to meet a new obsterical cases who have shown a staining racks, typewriter, filing cab- cancer can be completely cured and and worthy demand when hospital ob- temperature elevation of 100 degrees]inets and a small working library, ahnost all can be benefited so that stetrics called for more and special at- F. or over for more than twenty-four A supply of hospital animals is years of life and comfort can be giv- tention, time and expense. In May, hours. From these such records are kept near the hospital grounds; these en to the hopeless sufferers from this 1921, the third floor of the annex, ad- selected as may be interesting and are i animals are used for serological and'dread disease, squarely equipped with every con- presented to the st;aff by the chair-lanima 1 inoculation purposes. The treatments are prescribed and venience deemed necessary or cssen- man of the committee for discussion, The Roentgenological D.vpartment given by the members of the staff (,f Sial to this service received its first omitting, of course, the name3 of the I The Roentgenological Department the Department of Roentgeno]ogy of patient. Delivery Room physician and patient. Cases wqs established in March, 1920; its the Infirmary. ] The delivery room is complete and Discussion of equipment is therefore modern as The Pharmacy Alter recetvmg the committee re-/wel I as complete in all respects. The The pharmacy is centrally located perfect in its modern equipment, con- ports, it is customary to have one of laboratory is in charge of Dr. D. A. on the second floor. The registeld taining an obstetrical bed, anaesthet- the resident physicians present the lRhinehart, a trained roentgenologist, pharmamist in charge, has personal ist's table spot light, nitrous oxide record of sonic interesting case that , iwno is assisted hy a Sister technician supervision of all 1)reseriptions, the and oxygen machine, two "resuscitat- has come under his service during the l.,nd a senior nurse, number and ingredients of "which she ing basins, etc. I- hyslctan s. are a month. This selwes to bring up a The x-ray room. located in the accurately records on the'  "" ' ' There bath rooms, sterilizing general topic for discussion, such a Order Sheet" of the patient's case plant, linen closets, instrument and basement, is equipped with a Kelly- record, thereby necessitating merely sterile dressing pesses on this floor appendicitis, blood transfusion, chole- Koett '0 kilowatt transformer, auto- lithmms, etc. Ihus after spen(hng a notation of prescrip'don number when i (Continued on Page 8) most profitable and instructive even- transformer control and disc type the nurse in charge records medi-: .... ing the meeting adjourns, rectification. The tube stand per- clues. Staff Executive Officers mits tube shifts in hoth veical and On tlle completely stocked shelves CAPITAL " " $300,00.00 Dr. Dewell Gann, Jr., Chief of, hcrizontal directions for stereoscopy, are pharmaceutics sufficient to assure i Staff. [ In addition tea fluoroscope and the prompt and economic filling of SURPLUS - - $60 000 00 Dr. C. E Bentley, Chief of the De-lplate shiftig device of the horizon- all prescriptions within the hospital. 1 " partment of Surgery. f tal type, there is a separate fluoro- The supply of stationery and toile We have lnrad r Cpttal Dr. Anderson Watkins, Chief of the ! scope and plate changer of the verti- articles kept on hand affords lhe pa- Stock from $200,{)00 to $300,00{} and Department of Orthopedics. eal type. Other noteworthy equip- tients an added accommodation, by rolling ths atw tuna o smk at l)r M. E. McCaskill. Chief of the ment is the Wheatstone stereoscope I The Surgical Department 0 lr coat abav our p,.r srpl Department of Gynecology. a Potter-Bucky diaphragm, and a The east wing of the third floor in ]a m il flm $4, l)r Robert Caldwell, Chief of the full number of intensifyin screens, 'the main bull(ling is allotted to sur- $80,000, Thl| meblm m to take attU Department of the F, ar, Nose and An adequate dark room containing gery. This suite with its operating ;  ef our pmt h)la*rm Throat. .'t stone developing tank, and the va- rooms, instrument cases, sterilizinglam wll am the mw snu. Dr. Frank Vinonhaler, Chief of l'ions requisite accessories adjoins the facilities, surgical supply and ervice I the Department of Ophthalamology. x-ray room. room,, doctors' dressing room with IENGLAND NAT0NAL BANK Dr. Homer Scott, Chief of the De- Service Units shower and the "scrub up" room has partment cf Obstetrics Besides the provisioil for roentgen- been pronounced by the profession at Dr.W. D, Rose, Chief ()f the De-OSC0pic and roentgenographic wo,k, hmeandal)rad as fullyequipt)ed in I KL[ |l fl partment of Medicine. attention is given to light roentgen- every detail. I)r. Morga, Smith, Chief of the therapy, using up to and including a Operating Room Efficiency ten-inch spark gap. Two operating rooms are devoted to I The department possesses also a general surgery and one to the spe- &D1  Kelly-Koett portablo bedside unit eialties. White tiled floorz and wall:: with which, very satisfactory roent- cud white enamel glass top t,bles genographic work is (tone at the bed- render thorough cleanliness possible. ROSE arf BAKERY The skyliEht, together with the north- " side of the patients who can not be ern and eastern exposures, afford ex- *fl[l ]N[OT A1qITAkRf nART" moved to the x-ray room. cellent light Built in instrument Deep X-Ray Therapy cases practical in plan anti beautifully OI JN, Plil. The past two months have witness-'designed are seen in the spacious hall - ed the installation of one of the new higt voltage x-ray machines; this particular machine develops a maxi- mum of 250.000 volts of electricity and delivers it to a tube for the pro- duction of x-rays. Rays so produced are of very short wave length witlx very great penetrating power and are bY two graduate and six senior stu- C Cakill, Dr. W. H. Miller, Dr. R. B. Moore, Dr. M. D. Ogden, Dr. J. I. Scarborough, Dr. W. A. Snodgrass, Dr. Frank Vinsonhaler, Dr. Ander- son Watkins. Department of Medicine Dr. W. R. Bathur,t, Dr. O. A. Car- ruth, Dr. Jno. R. Dibrell, Dr. E. A. Harris. Dr. O. K. Judd, Dr. A. W. Strauss, Dr. W. McR.m, Dr. W. D. Rose, Dr. Pat Murphy, Dr. A.C. Shipp, Dr. Morgan Smith. Department of Obstetrics Dr. 1,'. I,. French, Dr. Homer Scott, Dr. S. B. Hinkle. Department of Reentgenology Dr. D. A. Rhinehart. Re$dent Pathologist Merlin J. Kilbury. Resident Physicians Dr Verde T. Webb and Dr. Stacy C. Hoxxell. Externe C. R.' Moon. Obstetrics Sister Brendatt, R. N., Supervisor, within the surgical department. ! ,,- .. The .nterilizing room is equipped I '':! =  with an American high pressure seam I "20L |-' 1 sterilizer, hasin boilers, instrument i " "" boiler and hot and cold water tanks, I ttt$ q he operating suite is under the d[-] .]#'&# !rect supervision of a Si'ster,-assisted"  U00lC Mabel McCracken, R. N., Assistant. Roent genology Dr. D. A. Rhinehart, Director, Sis- ter h[ary Paul, Assistant. Pathology Merlin J. Kilbuw, Director, Sister Brendan, R. N., Assistant. Resident Anaesthetist Dr. Verdo T. Webb. Surgical Recorder Katherine Pollard, R. N. Pharmacist Wiona ttoag, Ph. R. Curators of Records Sister Mary Paul and Sister Bor- used only in the treatment of exteu-Ident nurses. sire cancers on the surface of the body or deeply placed within the Surgical Routine body. [ Uniform routine requires all mem- ibers of this service to begin promptly Post-War Perfections ,at the hour assigned and every effort ']'tin use of highly penetrating x- is made to nmintain a genial cooper- rays in the treatment of cancer was ativo personnel. begun in Germany during tlle war. l.efore bein$. admitted to the oper- Since the war, the machines and x- sting room all surgical cases, emerg- ray tubes and their methods of use encies excepted, are required to have have been perfected in this country, completed, a general history, physical Both the machine and the tube flat has been installed in the Infirmary were designed in the Research Labor- atory of the General Electric Com- pany at Schenectady, N. Y., largely the result of the work of Dr. W. D. Coolidge, the chief of the research department, One of Forty in U. S.--First In Ark. The new machine for St. Vincent's cases, together with the urinary find- gin. ings, being required before a case may be admitted to the operating I SisterSUlerintendentMichaella. of Hospital room. On completion of the operation[ Superintendent of Nurses  darly at fixed laa' the surgeon dictates his findings and[ Sister Bernarda, R.N. will  fro' btm' xumul mm e  Imfpmt Zmdtt d operative procedure to the staff sten- Assistant Superintendent of Nurs s lt ographer for transcription to the "Op- ,Elizabeth Sheridan, R.N. ] eration chart." During the patient's] Night Supervisor [  , stay iu the hospital the attending I Sister Reginald, R. N ..... I 'rr- physician is responsible for notations[ on the progress record, and before] Laboratory ] ,JV,IJ JL-_'__. TM. the case is discharged, reviews the en-] Wh, clinical lahoratory occupies] TRUST COMPAN Y tire record and signs the general his- two hundred and fifty square fet of . "e an o tory, uhysical examiantion and opera-| fleer srce, ncludin two well light- \\;'" |ll I [l I I I I II I l I Hale v & [tornibrook VENTILATING AND ALL KINDS O.LF ROOFING PHON] MAIN 1TM IH Infirmary is the first of its kind to be  ii ,, _ , ,, _ A Iombs co00vma00x tone O/Beauty 1 DpeNmg Your Savt,,,, W l SOUTHEF00 TRUST always expresses to the pammr-by tim ievi sate wltlz C0A which it was selected. If you have an fdu for such a rial, we will carry it to the last detail in acordance w your desire. We are at your servie for monumental wk of any Idmi. No Atlents--N, Comm4m. W ?or MONAHAN & SON tire sheets. Thus it can be seen that ed rooms which have a northern ex- the records presented for staff re- nosure. One room is used eehive- ly for chemical 'and hartrlolocal everyVleWs detail.are interesting and complete in work: th, en,;-nt e-i'n, of a Staff Meeting,s I Ire haetoloa ine..ntX, a h-t / On the second Tuesday of mh',ir ova.n. 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