20 North Wesfchester Times, New Castle Tribune, Mount KIsco, N.Y., Oct. 22, 1959 ern estchester Hospital Serves 36 Communities •;•:•>:•>>!A%«v.v.*.«v:Aw.-.wA'i*.«.*:*:/•-•:• >»v.v . .w.'.v>»;v J THE HOSPITAL would be hard pressed without the faithful serv ices of 213 active volunteers who have devoted 16,931 hours of life more comfortable and pleas- service. Each day they perform ^ for the patients, a multitude of tasks that makes GROUND BREAKING cere mony for the addition to the Northern Westchester Hospital to cost $2,142,000 took place on Dec. 30, 1958. Jonathan Butler of the firm of of Rogers and Butler, archi tects; present for the occasion were, left to right, Mrs. R. Stew art Kilborne, president of the hospital association; Dr. Leroy S. Heck, chairman of the Medi cal Board, Carlo Paterno, gen eral chairman of the und cam paign; Jerome Peck «'r , hospi tal superintendent; William O'Brien, chairman of the board; Theodore Slosson, treasurer; Ed ward Corning Sr., of the Corn ing Co., general contractor; Ste ven Closs, construction supervis or, and Edward Corning Jr. TECHNICIAN Miss Mary Do- done on heart cases in recent made enges takes and electrocardio- years> rapid strides have been tients. gram. Thanks to the researcn in caring for cardiac pa- EVERY PRECAUTION is tak en for the newborn at the North ern Westchester Hospital. PN Patricia MacKay is shown here feeding one of the hospital's most precious patients. Westchester Symphony Plans MK Concert Oct. 29 MOUNT KISCO- The Westchester Symphony Or chestra will give a concert in the auditorium of the Fox Lane school in Mount Kisco on Thursday night. Oct. 29. A varied program, including Beethoven's 7th Sym phony and Tschaikowsky's Violin Concerto will bo presented. The concert is sponsored by a group of neople interested in serious miuic both in Chappaqua and Mount Kisco, and has been made possible through the cooperation o f the Music Performance Trust Fund of the Recording Industries anf the Musicians' Assn. of West chester. The Westchester Symphony is one of the outstanding non-profes sional orchestras in the country. Its members, apart from a core of professional musicians, consist of experienced amateur players drawn from a large number of Communities in Westchester and adjoining counties. Its conductor, Rooert Mandell, has made a name for himself as one of the most promising of the relatnely small group of Amer ica's young orchestra leaders. For foui years he has been musical adviser for the well-known TV pro- gran:, \Omnibus.\ He has been musical director for Agnes de- Mille's TV demonstrations of \The Art of Ballet\ (shown at the Brus sels World Fair), and special as sistant to Leonard Bernstein for h\; TV lecture series, including the Bach presentation which won television's coveted Emmy Award and was also shown at the Brus sels Fair. He is also special as sistant for the televised Young People's Concerts of the New York Philharmonic, and has been guest conductor for The Symphony of the Air and many other orches tras. In addition to the West chester Symphony, Mr. Mandell conducts the York (Pa.) Symphony and the Philadelphia Little Sym phony. The concert at Fox Lane School is one of the events planned by the Westchester Symphony Or chestra to bring symphonic mus ic to areas which, on account of 61 $33 Laboratory Exams made in 1958 Mr., Mrs., Charles Have First Baby MOUNT KISCO- Mr. and Mrs. James Charles of Geneva, N. Y. announce the birth of their first child, a daughter to be named Stephanie Ann, born in the Geneva Memorial Hospital on Oct. 9. The baby weighed six pounds and 14 ounces. Mrs. Charles, the former Miss Margaret Rex, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Rex Jr. of Marion Ave., Mount Kisco, who became grandparents for the first time. Mr. Charles' parents are Mr. and Mrs. Robert Charles of Clay ton, N. Y., who welcomed 1 their second grandchild. Grandmother Rex is in Geneva to be with her daughter for a few days when she returned from the hospital. the distance from the metropoli tan center, do not usually have an opportunity to hear live perform ance of the orchestral reper toire. Further details and the name of the soloist in the Tschaikovvsky Concerto will be announced later. There will be no sale of tickets nor any admission charged. Arthur Lloyd of Chappaqua is a member of the Board of the West chester Symphony Orchestra. MOUNT KISCO— The 1958 annual report' of the Northern Westchester Hospital As sociation, hot off the press, re veals that 6,711 patients were ad mitted*; total patient days serv ice was 46,554; 2,992 operations were performed; 1,223 babies were born; emergencies totaled 5,403; there were 15,271 X-ray visits; 61,833 laboratory examinations; physiotherapy, 3,904. Outpatient visits totaled 30,344. Thirty-six communities in North- e r n Westchester and Putnam County are served by the hospi tal. They include: Amawalk, Armonk, Baldwin Place, Bedford, Bedford Hills, B r e w s t er, Carmel, Chappaqua, Cross River, Croton Falls, Gold- ens Bridge, Granite Springs, Haw thorne, Katonah, Kitchawan, Lew- isboro, Lincolndale, Mahopae. Mill wood. Mount Kisco, North Salem, Patterson Plcasantville. Pound Ridge, Purdvs. Salem Center, Shenorock, Shrub Oak, Somers, South 'Salem, Stormville, Thorn- wood. Towners, Vista, Waccabuc, Yorktown. \V. J. O'Brien Chairman The officers of the hospital are, William J. O'Brien, chairman of the board: Mrs. R. Stewart Kil borne, president; Arthur W. Hug- uley Jr. Thomas McCance and Carlo M. Paterno, vice presi dents; Theodore C. Slosson, treas urer; Edward C. Fay, assistant treasurer: A. Ross Jones, secre tary, and Stanley E. Anderson, assistant secretary. Honorary trus tees include Edward A. Green, Louis Calder and James W. Hus- ted. The trustees are: Class of 1960: James G. Col- vin, William Ewing, Edward C. Fay, Arthur W. Huguley Jr., A Ross Jones, Mrs. Charles P. Luc- key, William J. O'Brien. Class of 1961: Stanley E. Ander son, Harold W. Brewer, Mrs. R. Stewart Kilborne, Thomas Mc Cance, Franklin Montross Jr., Morgan D. Wheelock, Mrs. Harold T. White. Class of 1962: Luke L. Benz, Lady Gabriel, Theodore C. Slos son, Carll Tucker Jr., Harry G. Wilcox, Mrs. Pare Lorentz, Wil- lard S. Simpkins. Class of 1963: Gayer D. Bellamy, John C. Orr, 2d, Carl M. Pater no, Ellmore C. Patterson, Mrs. Sayres, Ralph Walker. E. Ritzema Perry, Philip C. Incorporated In 1016 The hospital was incorporated in 1916. The object of the associa tion is the establishment, support and maintenance of a non-profit hospital open to persons irres pective of their religious beliefs and of race. It is approved by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals (composed of Ameri can College of Surgeons, American College of Physicians, American Medical Association,) American Medical Association's Council on Medical Education program for intern training; program for labor atory technologists, (in collabora tion with the American Society of Clinical Pathologists.) It is accred ited by the New York State of De partment of Social Welfare, and a member of American Hospital As sociation; Associated Hospital Service (Blue Cross); New York State Hospital Association; West chester County Council of Social Agencies; Westchester Hospital As sociation. \This has been a major year in the history of the Northern West chester Hospital Association. Due to the unstinting efforts of the chairmen. Carlo M. Paterno and Dr. Daniel N. Brown and their sub-chairmen and many, many workers, the Building Fund cam paign was an outstanding sue cess. Ground was broken on Dec. 30 for the new wing to provide vitally needed beds. The response of the community has been inspir ing both in the devotion of the volunteer solicitors and the gener osity of the contributors. \It is obvious to your Board of Trustees this community wants and will supply the means to in sure the best in hospital care Therefore we are not closing our Building Fund Campaign and will welcome additional giits. Our criminal program encompassed only the barest necessities. We were actuely aware of many im portant needs not included but if money was not available the needs simply could not be fulfilled. The overwhelming support indicates sights should be raised to attain the basic musts in a hospital serv ing an area of our size. In The Black \I should like to express our deep appreciation to the 7,435 an nual contributors who, through their understanding of meeting way to day operating costs, enabl ed us to end the fiscal year $28 in the black, clearly illustrating the importance of every donation. Ending the year without a deficit would be unusual in most volun tary hospitals under ordinary cir cumstances, but to have surpass ed our goal in a Building Fund Campaign at the same time is truly remarkable, and the great est tribute to the generosity and far sightedness of the members of our community.\ 65 More Beds In 1960 The steel is now up for the $2,- 142,000 addition to the hospital. It will contain 65 beds and provide the following facilities. Above - ground basement will house a new employes' cafeteria, new first floor section will consist of patients' rooms in the rear, administrative and business offices in the front, a combination solarium and din ing room for patients at right rear, pantry, treatment rooms, social service office, nurses' station and utility rooms. When ground was broken on Dec. 30, planned completion was for March 1, 1960. PATHOLOGIST Dr. Robert A. Fox checks a tissue slide in the microscope. The greatly expand ed work of the laboratory at the hospital in recent years contrib- Community Support Appeal in Letters Nancy Featherstone Has Birthday Party MOUNT KISCO- Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Feather- stone of 8 Pine PI., Mount Kisco, entertained in honor of their daughter, Nancy Lee's fourth birthday on Columbus Day. Guests who attended the festivi ties included Kitty Garvin, Carol Braillard, Linda, Robert and Re- gina Kelly, Lori and Stephen Lear, Elizabeth and Janet Smith, Robert Lipski, John and James Palastak and Susan Meloni. Nancy's brothers, Robe.i and David Featherstone, decorated the house and birthday table for their sister's party. v , MOUNT KISCO— Residents in areas served by the Hospital have recently received the annual community support appeal in a letter from Mrs. Kilbourne. The letters include a subscription book in which the contributors's name and amount of donations is to be written. The book is then returned to the hospital so it may be used again in asking the sup port of others. Mrs. Kilbourne's letter follows: \Community support is vitally important to our hospital. Not only have the people m our com munity provided money for a new wing presently under construction, but they have also loyally, through annual contributions, enabled us to meet current operating expens es, and increase and expand our services. \The advances in medical sci ence, of such great benefit to the patient, nevertheless entail in many instances costly equipment and techniques. We are one of the first hospitals in Westchester to have a radio isotope department permit ting a new diagnostic approach. •The department of physical medi cine, added a few years ago, re quires a whole and highly trained staff. New specialized operations demand more expensive and spe cialized nursing care. \In addition, it is necessary to provide ward service for people who do not have hospitalization insurance and* cannot fully meet the high cost of illness. These pa tients pay only about half of the actual cost of their care. \These are some of the reasons we have to depend on the generos ity of our annual contributors to assure the best in medical care so important to us all. Your past support has been deeply appreci ated and we earnestly ask your renewed assistance at this time.\ utes largely to diagnostic and treatment techniques. Volunteer Service Up 50 Per Cent MOUNT KISCO— Two hundred and thirteen active volunteers have devoted 16,931 hours of service, an increase of 50 per cent over the hours given in the previous year. These fig ures do not include the many en thusiastic volunteers who have giv en countless hours outside the hos pital. The Volunteer Service League was formed in April to coordinate volunteer groups, women's organ izations, and individuals interest ed in benefiting the hospital. The first general meeting was held in October. There are now 83 members and as the membership increases the League will become a more im portant part of the hospital pro gram. The present officers of the League are Mrs. Arthur Huguley, Chairman, Mrs. Richard Moore, Vice Chairman, Mrs. John Dillon Secretary and Mrs. Norman Gar rett, Treasurer. Administrator's Report Credit to Teamwork MOUNT KISCO- Jerome F. Peck Jr., administra tor of the hospital, in his annual report states \that teamwork is responsible for the service given our patients. His report follows: It may have been on the next to last day of 1958, but the ground' breaking for our new building was a fitting climax to the year. Hav ing the contractors' bills come in just under the budgeted figure, with a variation of only about one per cent separating each of the three low bidders, illustrates great teamwork, in this case between architects Roger & Butler and the Hospital Building Committee. Re ceiving a $324,799 Hill-Burton grant the first in Westchester County, represents another significant ac complishment. And it is teamwork that is re sponsible for the service given our patients. I really believe that we came close to achieving the warm, human care for which we always strive, and if we did, it is a trib ute to all of the 325 members of our organization, as well as the 94 doctors, the 28 trustees and the 213 volunteers. The figures show that more patients than ever before received this care, 6,711 an increase of 3 per cent. On an average, each of those patients stayed a little less than a week, for a patient-day total of 46,554, an increase of 2V2 per cent. The 1,223 births was an other record high which meant that many a mother had to share cramped and improvised accom modations. X-Ray, Laboratory, Physiotherapy, Surgery, Electro- tern Training—they all continued to grow, as did our youngest de partment^ Radio Isotope? The gen eral service departments, too — Dietary, Housekeeping, Laundry, Power Plant, Maintainance and Administration-all faced increased demands and fulfilled them. Some of this growth represents the inevitable volume increase of the area and the time. But some of it represents an increase in scope, such as the new diagnostic techniques made possible by atom ic fission, more complex laboratory procedures and the higher special ized operations, which in turn re quire more intensive post-operative care. Best Staff Ever The intern staff for the past year has been undoubtedly the best staff we ever had. We wish them success as they embark on their noble careers, and are certain that they will bring kindness as well as good medicine to their pa tients. In last year's report, I men tioned that it was remarkable in this day of high turnover that the 17 key department heads of the administrative staff completed four years without a change in their ranks. It is all the more gra tifying to report that thev are all still on the team, still doing great work. New Equipment We added new equipment at a cost of $28,135. As a result of a gift from Mr. and Mrs. Moore Huffman, the maternity delivery suite was air conditioned. Gifts honoring Mrs. Edward Cambell, Dr. Ernest Wilcox, Hughes Dallas, Mrs. Lillian Embler Wilcox, Mr. Arthur Brothers, Mrs. Clara Schutte, Mr. T. Wilson Lloyd, Jr., Mr. Ralph C. Lynch, Mr. J. Kirk, Mrs. Catherine Wellman and Mrs. Louise Van Horn Upjohn have brought the memorial fund dose to the point where some significant equipment can be purchased as a living memorial. A friend of the hospital presented to us the\ house and lot at 35 Jt. Marks Place, cardiography Social S e r v 1 c * which will provide a m6ang of ac _ Pharmacy, Medical Records, In- ^. ess for the heavy construction traffic, since it joins our property at the rear. The volunteers took a giant step forward, as can be seen in their report. The formation of the Volun teer Service League is indeed sig nificant, and I congratulate its leading spirits under the chair manship of Mrs. Arthur Huguley, as well as the faithful workers. The League will coordinate all of the activities of the Visitor Control Staff, the Grey Ladies, the Nurs es Aides, the Hospitality Shop (and what a grand job they did, particularly during this winter), the Patients Library, the* Staff Aides, the Clinic Assistants, the Garden Clubs, the baby photo graph girls, the Twigs, the Wom an's Auxiliary and the Junior League. As we look forward to the prob lems of running a hospital simul taneously with constructing an ad dition that not only connects but overlaps, it is comforting to re flect on the above - mentioned teamwork. With it. I am sure that the community will be able to take increasing pride in its hospital. Planning, Zoning Handbook Available ALBANY, N. Y.— An increasing number of re quests for \Local Planning and Zoning\ has caused the State Com merce Department to issue a new edition of the 100-page manual for community planning officials, agen cies and interested citizens. The revised publication contains amendments by the 1959 Legis lature to State laws dealing with planning and responsibilities of town, village, city and regional planning agencies. The book ex plains how regional and municipal agencies can obtain financial aid for long-range planning through the Federal-State urban ssist- ance program. The State Com merce Department is responsible for administering this program in New York State. In a foreword, Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller notes that \wise and coherent planning can lead,, to healthy, orderly, prosperous com munities. Conversely, lack of plan : ning may lead to spreading de terioration and decay.\ Copies of \Local Planning and Zoning\ can be obtained without charge from the New York State Department of Commerce,^ 112 State Street, Albany 7, or frond any of the department's regional offices.