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Neighborhood Visiting Nurse Association records

MC 100

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Barbara Bates Center for the Study of The History of Nursing
Creator:
Neighborhood Visiting Nurse Association.
Title:
Neighborhood Visiting Nurse Association records
Date [inclusive]:
1900-1990
Call Number:
MC 100
Extent:
13 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Neighborhood Visting Nurse Association grew from the merger of several eastern Pennsylvania community and home health service agencies. These records document services provided to communities in Chester and Delaware counties during the 20th century. Materials include board minutes and reports, correspondence, photographs, financial information, and other administrative records.
Cite as:
Neighborhood Visiting Nurse Association records, Barbara Bates Center for The Study of The History of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
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Biography/History

In May 1912, a group of church women interested in local charities met at the home of Mrs. Charles Walton to discuss local health and social needs. They had the desire to coordinate efforts toward establishing an agency for home health care. In the end, they organized a new agency named Neighborhood League in June 1912. Dr. G. H. S. Jameson was selected as President along with five members to constitute an Executive Committee. The League, headquartered in Wayne, PA, provided the first visiting nurse in October 1912, at a starting salary of $750. She cared for infants who suffered from summer complaints: diseases of the pelvic organs, brain, nerves, kidney, and bladder, as well as typhoid fever. The first year saw 101 patients treated, and the treasurer's report showed a budget of $1,213.93. A social worker for family counseling was employed in October 1913, and the many activities of the League included family case work and public health nursing.

In 1914, in cooperation with the Radnor School District, school nursing was initiated for health inspection and education. The school district paid for the nurse's salary and the League provided the nurse headquarters in the League's offices.

By 1921, a well-baby clinic was established in which the nurse provided inspections for illness and deformities, advice in care of the baby, formula changes, and immunizations. By 1923, the nursing staff consisted of three registered nurses, one in general nursing and obstetrics, one in general and school nursing, and one in child health. The nursing staff was called upon to provide nursing services in the April 1930 Devon Disaster when an explosion erupted at the Fireworks Manufacturing Company. For several weeks the nurses provided emergency services, treated the wounded, supplied food and shelter, and assured those who had lost their homes that aid would be forthcoming. The disaster demonstrated to the community the value and need for the Neighborhood League.

Financial support for the agency came from faithful friends; patient fees which averaged ten to fifty cents; and material donations from various guilds, churches and individuals. From June 1919 through 1953, a contract with the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company offered to certain insured policy holders a fee-per-visit basis for home nursing services. The United Charities Campaign, the precursor of the United Way, also provided monies. The Neighborhood League was reorganized in July 1948, which enabled it to carry on more effectively a program of health and family service without sacrificing its leadership in community planning nor diminishing its devotion to community health and welfare. The reorganization provided for two functional divisions, Public Health Nursing and Family Services. Each had its own policy-making committee, budget, and professional director.

The League had actually a third division, which consisted of the Neighborhood Shop, the Woman's Exchange, and the Junior Service Board. The Neighborhood Shop started in 1925 for the disposal of clothing, furniture, and miscellaneous bric-a-brac given by grateful patients. The proceeds from the sales were donated to the nursing services. The store flourished, and by 1954, four shops were in operation and staffed permanently by volunteers. In 1931 at the height of the Depression, the Woman's Exchange was founded under the auspices of members of the League who were concerned with the financial plight of depression families. In the Woman's Exchange Shop, women could find an outlet for their home-cooked food and handmade merchandise, thus augmenting their incomes.

The Junior Service Board was organized in January 1934 to aid the League in community work. It provided a scholarship fund to aid students entering nursing and/or aid League nursing staff looking for further education. Volunteer members assisted in the dental and well-baby clinics, provided transportation for patients and the elderly, and planned social events for nursing home guests. Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets of food were also given annually to needy families. The Board's annual fundraising activities included fashion show and luncheon, bridge parties, and the Tinsel Ball.

In 1957, the Woman's Exchange and the League Shops separated, each taking on its own board and chairman. Then in 1973, the Woman's Exchange, Neighborhood Shops, and Junior Service Board all became auxiliaries to the Nursing Service.

By 1964, the nursing service area extended beyond the Wayne area, including both Delaware and Chester County. The nursing staff increased from one nurse in 1912 to four in 1964 while visits went from 1,499 to 4,043. Also with the advent of Medicare, the League merged with the Community Nurse Association of Malvern, Paoli and Berwyn. The new organization, which was formed in January 1965, was called the Neighborhood League of Upper Main Line. It in turn merged in 1980 with the Central Chester County VNA and was renamed the Home Health Services of Chester County and Vicinity. In 1985, it changed its name to Home Health, Inc., and then in 1988, it became the Neighborhood Visiting Nurse Association.

Community Nurse Association of Malvern, Paoli, Berwyn, 1919-1965

During World War I (1919), a flu epidemic reached such great proportions that the Red Cross House in Paoli was used as a hospital. The House was staffed with a registered nurse and volunteers to provide nursing care and it soon became apparent that the community needed to organize a permanent nursing service. Thus a visiting nurse service was established under the auspices of the Red Cross in Paoli in 1919. This affiliation with the Red Cross, however, was financially unacceptable as people who contributed $1 to the Red Cross Drive then thought they were entitled to free care. So the officers of the visiting nurse service decided to withdraw from the Red Cross and establish the Community Nurse Association of Malvern, Paoli, and Berwyn. In 1930, the association was incorporated and became a member of the Community Chest of Philadelphia. In January 1, 1965, the Community Nurse Association merged with the Neighborhood League.

Neighborhood League of Upper Main Line, 1965-1980

With the merging of the Neighborhood League and the Community Nurse Association of Malvern, Paoli, and Berwyn, the organization became known as the Neighborhood League of Upper Main Line. Medicare Certification in 1966 provided for reimbursement of services to the elderly. Services expanded to include physical, occupational, speech, and home health aide. An objective of the home care service was to enable the elderly population with acute or chronic illnesses to be able to maintain themselves in their home environment. Demonstration programs were initiated, such as "24 Hour Home Health Services" (1979-1980) and "Radnor Nutrition Program" (1977-1979).

The home health care field, following the implementation of Medicare, became big business. In 1977, health care was one of the largest industries in the country. Various operators who had remained uninterested in the field when it was relatively low-profit, now became involved as the dollar potential soared. Two additional types of agencies were in operation. One was a proprietary for-profit organization, while the second was a not-for-profit organization that sought to break even but did pay out high salaries to the owners/employees. These organizations competed for full-fee patients and referred patients who were unable to pay such charges to voluntary agencies. The Neighborhood League Board members then became active in advocating legislation for proper regulations to protect voluntary agencies from these unfair practices.

Elizabeth Zimmerman Cathcart, RN, MPH, was Executive Director of the organization for Home Health Services (1974-1985). She had the foresight to recognize the dramatic changes in the technical and social nature of the health services. In the late '70s, with double-digit inflation, "cost-containment" became a household word. The trend toward greater expectations of home health agencies and less funding for these services also began. Competition for patients and other factors propelled Cathcart to take a leadership role in the merger of two voluntary, non-profit home health agencies, the Neighborhood League and the Visiting Nurse Association of Central Chester County. For her leadership in community work, she received the Legion of Honor Award from the Chapel of the Four Chaplains in 1978.

West Chester Visiting Nurse Association (Social Service Society), 1914-1961

The West Chester Visiting Nurse Association was founded as a Social Service Society in 1914 through the vision and generosity of Jane T. Achelis. The Social Service Society was named so because the first nurse was not a professional registered nurse, thus the organization did not qualify for visiting nurse status. In 1916, the society was raised to visiting nurse status with the employment of a professional nurse who graduated from Chester County. In 1918, the nursing staff along with volunteers provided the nursing care needed during the flu epidemic. This demonstrated the need for a community nursing service and financial contributions increased. By 1921, one physician stated he could "not practice without the assistance of a visiting nurse."

The organization provided various services. During World War I the home health service work was done for the Red Cross. In the Depression years, all state emergency services were provided. For the World War II period, the staff assumed other responsibilities.

In the '50s, consideration was given to merging with the Downingtown Visiting Nurse Association for the purpose of increasing and improving health care services to the wide-spread community each was then serving. Approval for consolidation was granted by the Common Pleas Court in October 1961.

Visiting Nurse Association of Downingtown, 1916-1961

The Downingtown Visiting Nurse Association was an outgrowth of the Emergency Aid and Home Relief Association during World War I. Representatives from Emergency Aid and Home Relief Association, Women's Club, and the Visiting Nurse Society of Philadelphia comprised a committee established to organize a visiting nurse association for the Downingtown area. Their mission was accomplished in October 1916.

Services rendered by the nurse were many and varied. The main focus of her service was bedside nursing care. In the Depression years, she distributed clothing, food, and fuel which had been donated by the Lions Club and local fire company. Well-baby clinics were held regularly as well. In 1946, another nurse was employed as referrals for service increased.

In early days, funding was obtained through various activities. Association members paid yearly dues, subscriptions were solicited from various clubs in the area, and envelopes were left at every house asking for a penny from each family member. The Metropolitan Life Insurance Company paid for nursing service to its subscribers for twenty-five years.

Due to the trends of the late 1950s and early 1960s health care system, the Directors began merger discussions with the West Chester Visiting Nurse Association in the interest of efficiency and economy. The merger become effective on September 26, 1961. The new organization was named the Visiting Nurse Association of Central Chester County.

Visiting Nurse Association of Central Chester County, 1961-1980

With the consolidation of Downingtown and West Chester, offices were maintained in both areas so health care service in each area could continue. In 1966, the Association was certified for participation under the Medicare Program. During this period, home health care became an important part of the health care system. It was an alternative to institutionalization, a less costly system and psychologically more acceptable to individuals, especially the elderly. The Association expanded its service to include physical therapy, speech therapy, home health aid services, as well as medical supplies and equipment. It also focused on health promotion by providing a maternal-child health home visitation program, child health clinics for pre-school children, and adult health clinics for health maintenance of the elderly.

The late '70s were years of double-digit inflation, and "cost-containment" became a household word. The trend toward greater expectation of home health agencies and less funding for these services also began. These factors prompted the Association to merge with the Neighborhood League of the Upper Main Line. The merger became effective in October 1980.

Home Health Services of Chester County and Vicinity, 1980-1985

With the merger of the Visiting Nurse Association of Central Chester County area and Neighborhood League of Upper Main Line, the organization was named the Home Health Services of Chester County and Vicinity. This formation of a new agency provided home health services in Southern and Central Chester County and in small areas of Delaware and Montgomery Counties.

The Hospice program in coordination with the Chester County Hospital was organized. Emphasis was upon quality of life for the patient and family during the advanced stages of terminal illness. Along with nursing, physical, speech and occupational therapies and home health aide services, music therapy was added for the Hospice Program. Evening home visits were added in 1982 to meet the special needs of home-bound patients. With the increase of Hispanic residents in Chester County, two Spanish-speaking nurses were employed to enable these residents to take advantage of the available services.

The Agency received accreditation from the National League for Nursing in 1982. It was the first organization in Chester County to receive this national recognition and was one of 102 agencies out of 5000 nationwide who were so accredited.

In 1984 the Board of Directors began discussing restructuring the agency to create greater flexibility in meeting home health care needs. Restructuring and approval was accomplished by January 1, 1985. The agency became Home Health Services, Inc. Home Health Services, Inc. 1985-1988

The restructuring and name change did not change nor interfere with any of the home health services provided. The functions and purpose of the organization remained the same. The functions were divided by different corporate structures. Instead of one large organization there were four corporations, a parent and three subsidiaries. The parent corporation was named Home Health Services, Inc. while the subsidiaries were the Visiting Nurse Association of Chester County and Vicinity, the Hospice of Chester County, and the Neighborhood League Health Services.

Home Health Services, Inc. as the parent corporation did not provide any patient care. Its primary function was to provide administrative and management services to the three subsidiaries. It also provided fundraising services for the expansion of the agency.

The Visiting Nurse Association of Chester County and Vicinity was the Medicare/Medicare certified home health agency and provided all Medicare approved home health services, such as skilled nursing; speech, occupational, and physical therapies; enterostomal therapy, mental health counseling; Medicare social services; and personal care service.

The Hospice of Chester of County was another subsidiary. Its primary function was to coordinate all services to client receiving hospice care. In addition, ancillary services to help meet the special needs of the terminally ill and their families were available through funding from the United Way.

Neighborhood League Health Services was the third subsidiary. Services provided included dental/orthodontic clinics, home-bound dental services, day care services and hospital home care. The three auxiliaries, Woman's Exchange, the Junior Service Board and Neighborhood League Shops which were originally auxiliaries of the Neighborhood league in Wayne related directly to the parent corporation, Home Health Services, Inc. Their functions remained unchanged.

In 1988, the economic situation caused financial difficulties. Aggressive action to insure continued financial stability of the organization was initiated. Plans called for space and staff consolidation and down-sizing of administrative staff. In 1989, in recognition of the importance of the Neighborhood League, the Board of the Directors changed the name of the organization to the Neighborhood Health Agencies, Inc., Neighborhood Visiting Nurse Association, Neighborhood Hospice, and the Neighborhood League Health Services. This provided the agency a link between all its operating entities. The Neighborhood Visiting Nurse Association has retained characteristics of a traditional visiting nurse association providing home health care services based on community health needs.

Scope and Contents

The records for the Neighborhood Visiting Nurse Association document home care services provided to communities in Chester and Delaware counties from 1900 to 1990. The collection also documents changes in social and environmental conditions as well as legislative, technological, and medical science in the period.

In addition the collection documents the process of amalgamation of a number of local VNA organizations. The Neighborhood League merged with the Community Nurse Association of Malvern, Paoli and Berwyn (1919-1965) and changed its name to the Neighborhood League of Upper Main Line in 1965. The Downingtown Visiting Nurse Association (1916-1961) merged with the West Chester Visiting Nurse Association (1914-1961) to become Central Chester County Visiting Nurse Association (1961-1980). This association then merged with the Neighborhood League of Upper Main Line in 1980 and was named Home Health Services of Chester County and Vicinity. The history and administrative files of each organization are included in this collection.

The records also document the reorganization and name change of the Home Health Services of Chester County and Vicinity in 1985 to Home Health Services, Inc., which was renamed in 1988 as the Neighborhood Health Agencies, Inc.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Barbara Bates Center for the Study of The History of Nursing

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Center staff, updated by Bethany Myers

Access Restrictions

This collection is unrestricted.

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may apply. Please contact the Center with requests for copying and for authorization to publish, quote or reproduce the material.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Mahlon R. Fiscel and Audrey L. Komnik.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Neighborhood Visiting Nurse Association.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Administrative records
Geographic Name(s)
  • Chester County (Pa.)
Occupation(s)
  • Public health nursing
Subject(s)
  • Community health nursing
  • Visiting nurses

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Collection Inventory

Record Group 1.  Neighborhood League, 1907-1965.

Record Group 1/Series 1.  Administration, 1912-1961.

Box Folder

By-laws and correspondence, 1942-1949.

1 1

Charter and by-laws revisions, 1948.

1 2

Charter, by-laws, revisions, and correspondence, 1950-1952.

1 3

Charter, by-laws, revisions, and correspondence, 1952.

1 4
Annual Reports.
Box Folder

1912-1922.

1 5

1923-1930.

1 6

1931-1935.

1 7

1936-1942.

1 8
Board.
Minutes.
Box Folder

1912-1914.

1 9

1915-1917.

1 10

1918-1920.

2 11

1922-1924.

2 12

1939.

2 13

1940.

2 14

1941.

2 15

1950.

2 16

1951-1953.

2 17

1954-1957.

2 18
Correspondence.
Box Folder

1929-1934.

2 19

1939-1961.

2 20
Box Folder

Committee list, 1956-1957.

2 21

Membership list, 1954-1956.

2 22

Members manual, 1958.

2 23
Reports.
Box Folder

Reorganization proposal, 1948.

2 24

Social service, nursing, toy repair shop, and christmas committee, 1941.

2 25

Record Group 1/Series 2.  Committees, 1918-1961.

Box Folder

Case Committee, minutes, 1918-1919.

3 1

Finance Committee, minutes, 1961.

3 2

Merger Committee, minutes, 1957.

3 3

Nursing Committee, minutes, 1943-1948.

3 4

Personnel Committee, minutes, 1960.

3 5

Record Group 1/Series 3.  Divisions, 1918-1965.

Public Health Nursing.

Plan and organization chart.
Box
3
Folder
1
Board.
Minutes.
Box Folder

1951-1952.

3 2

1953-1954.

3 3

1956-1961.

3 4

1963-1964.

3 5
Box Folder

Board members attendance record, 1957-1958.

3 6

Committee assignments, 1957-1958.

3 7

Budget, 1953-1959.

3 8

Certification for prison nursing service, 1918.

3 9

Correspondence, agency boundaries, 1950-1958.

3 10

Director of Public Health Nursing, personal file, 1953-1957.

3 11

Employment standards, Public Health Nurses in Pennsylvania, 1958.

3 12
Nursing personnel records.
Box Folder

1945-1949.

3 13

1950-1953.

3 14
Box Folder

Orientation manual, Community Nursing Service, Delaware County, 1950.

4 15

Program for new staff members, 1952.

4 16
Public relations.
Box Folder

Pamphlet, Annual Report, 1953.

4 17

Pamphlet, Service Available, 1949.

4 18
Chester Valley Community Nurse Association, 35th anniversary.
Box Folder

Booklet, 1955.

4 19

Newsletter, 1951-1952.

4 20

Clippings, 1936-1965.

26 1
Box Folder

Report of Supervisors Conference, 1964.

4 21

Statistical Nursing Report.

Box Folder

1947-1948.

4 22

(rough draft), 1956-1957.

4 23

1957-1958.

4 24

1963-1964.

4 25

Studies.

Box Folder

Public Health Nursing Division, 1953-1954.

4 26

Rehabilitation study, Community Nurse Service, 1962-1965.

4 27
Box Folder

Treasurer's Report, 1963-1964.

4 28

Family Service.

Board.
Minutes.
Box Folder

1950-1951.

4 29

1952-1953.

4 30

1954-1959.

4 31
Correspondence.
Box Folder

1948-1951.

4 32

1952-1957.

4 33
Box Folder

Committee on unification, report, 1949.

4 34

Joint merger of social program, report, 1957.

4 35
Public relations, pamphlets.
Box Folder

1940.

4 36

1946.

4 37

(Annual Report), 1948-1953.

5 38

1950.

5 39
Shops.
Box Folder

History, 1925-1949.

5 40
Correspondence.
Box Folder

Excise tax, 1951-1954.

5 41

Pennsylvania sales and use tax, 1956.

5 42
Box Folder

Registration claim to copyright, 1962.

5 43

Reports, 1927-1950.

5 44
Women's Exchange.
Box Folder

Annual Report, 1957-1958.

5 45
Public relations, pamphlets.
Box Folder

1934.

5 46

1940.

5 47

Record Group 1/Series 4.  Finance, 1920-1961.

Box Folder

Endowment fund, correspondence, 1920-1940.

5 1

Funding correspondence, 1955.

5 2

Financial statement, 1957.

5 3

Fund Agency Review Report, 1961.

5 4

Record Group 1/Series 5.  Public Relations, 1907-1965.

Box Folder

History of Shops, Women's Exchange, Junior League Service, 1958.

5 1

Fund-raising.

Box Folder

Article, 1907.

5 2

Bridge Benefit Ticket, 1950.

5 3

Footlighters, benefit performance, 1938 and 1940.

5 4

Newspaper clippings, 1936-1946.

5 5

Newsletter, 1950-1951.

5 6

Newspaper clippings.

Box Folder

Annual Report (reprint), 1929.

5 7

Persons serving in World War II, 1944.

5 8

News releases.

Nursing, 1950-1962.
Box
5
Folder
9
Box Folder

Treasurer's Report, 1912-1961 and 1961-1962.

5 10

Pamphlet, services provided, 1940-1946.

5 11

25th anniversary, invitation and program, 1937.

5 12

48th anniversary, annual meeting, 1960.

5 13

50th anniversary celebration file, 1962.

5 14

Scrapbooks.

Box

1924-1936.

25

1947-1965.

25

Record Group 1/Series 6.  Personal Files, 1944-1957.

John M. McCullough, President.

Box Folder

Annual meeting report, 1956.

5 1

John W. McPherson, Board member/President.

Box Folder

1953.

5 2

1954-1955.

5 3

1956-1957.

6 4

Mrs. Seaton Schroder, Board member/President.

Box Folder

1944-1948.

6 5

1949.

6 6

1950.

6 7

1951.

6 8

Record Group 1/Series 7.  Photographs, 1900-1965.

Box Photo

Student Nurse, late 1800 or early 1900.

27 1

Red Cross Nurse holding doll, 1918.

27 2

Red Cross Nurse with bugler, 1918.

27 3

Visiting Nurse bathing patient, 1900.

27 4

Visiting Nurse with children, 1920.

27 5

Women with two children and infant in carriage, 1920.

27 6

Visiting Nurse, 1930.

27 7

Home Nursing Service.

Box Photo

Visiting Nurse bathing patient, 1955.

27 8

Visiting Nurse combing patient's hair, 1960.

27 9

Visiting Nurse consulting patient, 1960.

27 10

Visiting Nurse giving patient injection, 1965.

27 11

Office nursing service.

Box Photo

Visiting Nurse giving patient injection, 1965.

27 12

Well-baby Clinic.

Box Photo

Visiting Nurse assisting physician with physical examination of child, 1955.

27 13

Physician examining a baby, 1960.

27 14

Physician examining a baby, 1960.

27 15

Physician examining a baby, 1960.

27 16

Physician giving injection to child with a volunteer assisting, 1960.

27 17

Physician examining a child with nurse assisting and parent observing, 1960.

27 18

Visiting Nurse taking circumference of baby's head, 1960.

27 19

Visiting Nurse giving baby an injection, mother assisting with sibling observing, 1960.

27 20

Mothers and children in waiting room, 1960.

27 21

Mothers and children in waiting room, 1960.

27 22

Volunteer talking with parents and children, 1960.

27 23

Volunteer holding a child, 1960.

27 24

Volunteer holding a child on rocking horse, 1960.

27 25

Other.

Box Photo

Staff meeting, 1960.

27 26
Margaret Hursh, RN, Nursing Director.
Box Photo

With physician, 1960.

27 27

With board members, 1962.

27 28

With board members, 1962.

27 29

With nursing staff, 1962.

27 30

With staff member, 1962.

27 31
Box Photo

Robert J. Billinger, Jr., Board President, 1960-1962.

27 32

Board member, 1962.

27 33

Board member, 1962.

27 34

Social event, staff and board members, 1960.

27 35

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Record Group 2.  Community Nurse Association of Malvern, Paoli, Berwyn, 1919-1965.

Record Group 2/Series 1.  Administration, 1919-1958.

Box Folder

Constitution and by-laws, 1930.

27 1

Board minutes/Annual Reports, 1951-1958.

27 2

Pamphlet, 1956.

27 3

Record Group 2/Series 2.  History, 1919-1950.

Box Folder

1919-1950.

27 1

Record Group 2/Series 3.  Correspondence, 1957-1965.

Box Folder

1959.

27 1

Re: merger, 1957-1965.

27 2

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Record Group 3.  Neighborhood League of Upper Main Line, 1946-1980.

Record Group 3/Series 1.  Administration, 1946-1980.

Box Folder

Organization chart, 1979.

27 1

Board.

Minutes.
Box Folder

1965-1966.

27 2

1971-1972.

27 3

1973-1974.

27 4

1975.

27 5

1976.

27 6

1977-1978.

27 7

1979-1980.

27 8
Box Folder

Manual, 1978.

7 9

Membership list, committee membership list and attendance, 1974-1979.

7 10

Questionnaire for Board members.

7 11

Reports.

Box Folder

Executive Director's, 1974-1980.

7 12
Nursing service (Statistical).
Box Folder

1965.

7 13

1966.

7 14
Program Evaluation.
Box Folder

1974-1975, 1976-1977.

7 15

1977-1978, 1979-1980.

7 16
Treasurer's.
Box Folder

1971-1974.

7 17

1977-1978.

7 18

1979-1980.

7 19
Box Folder

Treasurer's Report, Public Health Nursing Service, 1965-1966.

7 20
Box Folder

Chester County Council of Home Health Agencies, Correspondence, 1973-1978.

7 21

National League for Nursing, membership certificate, 1979.

7 22

Patient Admission Ledger, 1946-1980.

7 23

Staff meetings summary notes, 1976-1978.

7 24

Record Group 3/Series 2.  Committees, 1965-1980.

Executive Committee.

Minutes.
Box Folder

1972.

8 1

1974-1977.

8 2

1978-1980.

8 3
Box Folder

Executive and Finance, 1973.

8 4

Advisory Committee of Professional Personnel, Minutes, 1972.

8 5

Clinical Record Review.

Box Folder

Minutes, 1974.

8 6

Purpose and objective, 1975.

8 7
Box Folder

Fund Raising Committee, minutes, 1977.

8 8

Finance Committee.

Minutes.
Box Folder

1965.

8 9

1975-1977.

8 10

1978-1979.

8 11
Box Folder

Medical Advisory Committee, minutes, 1975, 1977, 1979.

8 12

Neighborhood League and Auxiliaries Committees minutes, 1979.

8 13

Personnel Committee.

Minutes.
Box Folder

1974-1978.

8 14

1979-1980.

8 15

Professional Advisory Committee.

Minutes.
Box Folder

1968-1978.

8 16

1979-1980.

8 17
Box Folder

Program Evaluation Committee, Minutes, 1975-1978.

8 18

Property Committee.

Minutes.
Box Folder

1974-1978.

8 19

Correspondence.

Box Folder

1971-1973.

8 20

1976-1978.

8 21

Record Group 3/Series 3.  Financial Information, 1960-1983.

United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania.

Correspondence.
Box Folder

1977-1980.

8 1

1982-1983.

8 2
Box Folder

Statistical Pilot Project, 1979.

8 3
Box Folder

Finance Committee, correspondence, 1960.

8 4

Need for additional funds clippings, 1972.

8 5

Staff withholding tax information, 1966.

8 6

Record Group 3/Series 4.  Programs, 1972-1980.

Senior Citizens.

Box Folder

Advisory Committee, minutes, 1979.

8 1

Advisory Nutrition Committee, minutes, 1977-1978.

8 2

Budget reports, 1976-1980.

8 3

Demonstration project program, 24-hour Home Health Services, 1979-1980.

8 4

Executive Director job description, 1979.

8 5

Nutrition Program report, 1977-1980.

8 6

Radnor Nutrition Program brochure, 1978.

8 7

Shops.

Box Folder

History, 1972.

8 8

Brochures, 1975.

8 9

Thanksgiving and Christmas correspondence.

Box Folder

1974-1975.

9 10

1976-1977.

9 11

1978-1979.

9 12

Record Group 3/Series 5.  Public Relations, 1962-1980.

Box Folder

Annual Report brochure, 1978-1980.

9 1

Brochures, 1967-1977.

9 2

Clippings, 1962-1979.

26 2

Correspondence, publications, 1965-1979.

9 3

Executive Director's appointment announcement, 1974.

9 4

Record Group 3/Series 6.  Artifact.

Record Group 3/Series 7.  Photographs, 1955-1976.

Box Photo

Participants at Villanova University Workshop, 1968.

27 36

Nursing staff, 1969.

27 37

Social function, board members, 1972.

27 38

Social functions, group participants, 1972.

27 39

Social function, receiving line, 1972.

27 40

Board members, 1972.

27 41

Margaret Hursh, RN, Nursing Director, greeting volunteer, 1970.

27 42

Margaret Hursh, RN, Nursing Director, greeting volunteer, 1970.

27 43

Comparison of nursing uniforms, 1914 and 1972.

27 44

Memorial Day parade, Neighborhood League cars, 1976.

27 45

Board members, 1976.

27 46

Board members, 1976.

27 47

Board members, 1976.

27 48

Exhibit for Home Health Agencies, Chester County, 1970s.

27 49

Dental Service.

Box Photo

Dentist and assistant examining child's teeth, 1955.

27 50

Dentist and assistant providing dental treatment to young boy, 1965.

27 51

Dentist providing dental treatment to young boy, 1965.

27 52

Dentist providing dental treatment to young girl, 1974.

27 53

Record Group 3/Series 8.  Slides and Tapes, 1912-1974.

Box Section

Visiting Nurses, 1912-1928.

30A 1

Clinics and home care services.

30A 2

Dental services.

30A 3

Fund raising-presentation, Delaware County Commissions, 1974.

30A 1

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Record Group 4.  West Chester Visiting Nurse Association (Social Service Society of West Chester), 1913-1976.

Record Group 4/Series 1.  Administration, 1914-1961.

Constitution and by-laws.

Box Folder

1914.

9 1

1953.

9 2

Annual Reports.

Box Folder

1916-1924.

9 3

Board minutes.

Box Folder

(ledger), 1916-1927.

9 4

(ledger), 1928-1944.

9 5

(ledger), 1944-1952.

9 6

1954.

10 7

1955-1956.

10 8

1957.

10 9

1958-1959.

10 10

1960.

10 11

1961.

10 12

Board Member's personal file.

Box Folder

M.B. Gilpin, 1953-1961.

10 13
Box Folder

Director's Report, 1953 and 1958.

10 14

Correspondence, 1957-1960.

10 15

Personnel policies and Director's job description, 1957.

10 16

Record Group 4/Series 2.  Committees, 1950-1960.

Box Folder

Executive Committee, minutes, 1958.

10 1

Education Committee, Minutes, 1955.

10 2

Medical Advisory Committee.

Box Folder

Minutes, 1950-1960.

10 3

Correspondence, 1950-1960.

10 4

Public Relations Committee.

Box Folder

Minutes, 1954-1956.

10 5

Correspondence, 1951-1960.

10 6

Record Group 4/Series 3.  Financial Information, 1914-1955.

Box Folder

Budget proposal, 1950-1953.

10 1

Contribution ledger, 1914-1924.

10 2

Donation ledger, 1934-1943.

11 3

Financial ledgers.

Box Folder

1914-1920.

11 4

1919-1927.

11 5

1928-1935.

11 6

1935-1940.

11 7

1940-1944.

12 8

Petty cash and earnings ledger, 1945-1949.

12 9
Box Folder

Visiting nurse expense/cost per visit statement, 1955.

12 10

Record Group 4/Series 4.  Nursing Service, 1913-1976.

Box Folder

Case histories, 1934.

12 1

Child Health Program, 1950-1951.

12 2

Handbook, 1940.

12 3

Housevisits ledger, 1970-1976.

12 4

Parents classes manual (obstetrics), 1948.

12 5

Patient listing ledger, 1913-1933.

12 6

Record Group 4/Series 5.  Public Relations, 1918-1960.

Pamphlets.

Box Folder

1921.

12 1

1960.

12 2
Box Folder

Patient/Family Rules for calling the nurse, 1918.

12 3

News release, 1956.

12 4

Newspaper clippings, 1922.

12 5

Scrapbook, 1953-1954.

12 6

Record Group 4/Series 6.  Photographs, 1928-1960.

Box Photo

Nursing staff leaving for home visiting, 1928.

27 54

Nursing staff, 1951-1952.

27 55

Visiting nurse speaking with children, 1955.

27 56

Home care services, nursing, 1952.

27 57

Visiting nurses leaving office, 1960.

27 58

Visiting nurse giving patient injection, 1960.

27 59

Visiting nurse assisting patient, 1960.

27 60

Immunization clinic (polio), 1958.

27 61

Well-baby clinic, mothers and children, 1955.

27 62

Well-baby clinic, 1951-1952.

27 63

Physician examining baby, 1956.

27 64

Board members and board members with nursing staff, 1952.

27 65

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Record Group 5.  Visiting Nurse Association of Downingtown, 1947-1961.

Record Group 5/Series 1.  Administration, 1947-1961.

Box Folder

By-laws, 1947.

12 1

Board.

Minutes (including annual reports).
Box Folder

(January to March 1960, ledger), 1948-1960.

12 2

1960-1961.

13 3
Box Folder

Agenda, 1955-1956.

13 4

Correspondence, 1949-1961.

13 5

Membership list/committees membership list, 1952-1960.

13 6
Box Folder

Consolidation Notice, September 20, 1961.

13 7

President's Annual Reports, 1954-1959.

13 8

Publicity Committee, report, 1954.

13 9

Record Group 5/Series 2.  Financial Information, 1948-1960.

Box Folder

Ledger, 1949-1960.

13 1

Reports, 1948-1960.

13 2

Record Group 5/Series 3.  Nursing, 1951.

Box Folder

Personnel policies, 1951.

13 1

Standing Orders, 1951.

13 2

Record Group 5/Series 4.  Photographs, 1958.

Box Photo

Margaret Baldwin, Supervisor and Ruth Hadfield, staff nurse, 1958.

27 66

Historical log cabin, 1958.

27 67

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Record Group 6.  Visiting Nurse Association of Central Chester County, 1914-1983.

Record Group 6/Series 1.  Administration, 1961-1980.

Box Folder

By-laws, 1961.

13 1

Annual Reports, 1963-1966 and 1973-1979.

13 2

Annual report, President, 1962.

13 3

Board minutes.

Box Folder

1961-1962.

13 4

1963.

13 5

1964-1965.

13 6

1966-1967.

13 7

1968.

13 8

1969-1970.

13 9

1973-1976.

13 10

Board member manuals.

Box Folder

1962.

13 11

1968-1969.

14 12

1969.

14 13
Box Folder

Caseload survey, statistical data, 1963-1964.

14 14

Consolidation approval, 1961.

14 15

Correspondence.

Box Folder

Child Health Clinic, 1967-1977.

14 16

Cost of Living Council, Washington D.C., 1973-1974.

14 17

Downingtown Borough, 1964-1972.

14 18

Education Committee, 1971-1977.

14 19

Fee Increases, 1970-1977.

14 20

Medicare Participation, 1975-1979.

14 21

Compliance Review, Pennsylvania Department of Health, 1971-1975.

14 22

Chester County Service for Senior Citizens, 1977-1978.

14 23
Box Folder

Policy Review Manual, 1978-1980.

14 24

Reports.

Box Folder

Agency Evaluation, 1970-1976.

14 25

Education Committee, 1970-1977.

14 26

Finance Committee, 1973-1977.

14 27

Financial, 1980.

14 28

Staff manuals.

Box Folder

1975.

15 29

1980.

15 30
Box Folder

Visiting Nurse Association of Chester County, study groups, minutes, and correspondence, 1964-1970.

15 31

Record Group 6/Series 2.  History, 1914-1961.

Box Folder

1914-1961.

15 1

Record Group 6/Series 3.  Committees, 1961-1979.

Box Folder

Administration Committee, minute, 1969-1970.

15 1

Annual Committee, minutes, 1963.

15 2

Annual Ways and Means Committee, minutes, 1962.

15 3

Committee Chairmen Committee, minutes, 1961.

15 4

Executive Committee Minutes, 1969-1973.

15 5

Financial Committee Minutes.

Box Folder

1971-1975.

15 6

1976-1979.

15 7

Joint Agency Committee, minutes, 1970.

15 8

Medical Advisory Committee.

Box Folder

Minutes, 1962-1963.

15 9

Correspondence, 1961-1963.

15 10

Nominating Committee, minutes, 1968.

15 11

Record Group 6/Series 4.  Financial Information, 1963-1977.

Box Folder

Bequests, 1974-1976.

15 1

Budget information, North Central United Way, 1965-1977.

15 2

Cash transactions summary, 1963.

15 3

Financial statements, 1966-1970.

15 4

Record Group 6/Series 5.  Public Relations, 1961-1980.

Box Folder

Correspondence, 1962-1965.

15 1

Pamphlet, 1961-1980.

15 2

Spanish pamphlet, 1961-1980.

15 3

Record Group 6/Series 6.  Photographs, 1962-1983.

Box Photo

Visiting Nurse leaving office, 1962.

27 68

Agency car, mother and child awaiting transportation.

27 69

Central Chester County building, 1983.

27 70

Visiting Nurse standing in front of building with patient, 1983.

27 71

Visiting Nurse standing outside of building, 1983.

27 72

Visiting Nurse standing in doorway of building, 1983.

27 73

Visiting Nurse awaiting entrance to patient's residence, 1983.

27 74

Record Group 6/Series 7.  Slides, 1980-1983.

Box Section

Clinics and home health service.

30A 4

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Record Group 7.  Home Health Services of Chester County, 1912-1988.

Record Group 7/Series 1.  Administration, 1949-1985.

Box Folder

By-laws, 1981.

16 1

Annual Reports, 1981-1984.

16 2

Board.

Minutes.
Box Folder

1980-1982.

16 3

1983-1984.

16 4
Box Folder

Membership list, 1982-1985.

16 5

Questionnaire, 1980-1981.

16 6
Box Folder

Conflict of interest Policy, 1980-1981.

16 7

Correspondence.

National League for Nursing.
Box Folder

1981-1982.

16 8

1983.

16 9
Box Folder

Southern Chester County Medical Center, 1980-1985.

16 10

Merger documentation, 1949-1980.

16 11
Box Folder

National League for Nursing, membership certificate, 1982.

16 12

Reports.

Box Folder

Agency Evaluation, 1982.

16 13

Delaware County Council, Home Health Agencies, 1984.

16 14

Director's, 1980-1984.

17 15

National League for Nursing, accreditation, 1982.

17 16

Neighborhood League Shops Annual Luncheon, 1981.

17 17

Program Evaluation.

Box Folder

1980-1981.

17 18

1983-1984.

17 19

Record Group 7/Series 2.  Committees, 1980-1984.

Box Folder

Executive Committee, minutes, 1980-1984.

17 1

Executive/Finance Committee, minutes, 1981.

17 2

Agency Evaluation Committee, minutes, 1984.

17 3

Finance Committee, minutes, 1980-1984.

17 4

Hospice Committee, minutes, 1981-1982.

17 5

Nominating Committee.

Box Folder

Minutes, 1981.

18 6

Correspondence, 1982-1984.

18 7
Box Folder

Personnel Committee, 1980-1981 and 1983-1984.

18 8

Professional Advisory Committee, 1980-1984.

18 9

Program Evaluation Committee, 1980-1982.

18 10

Thanksgiving/Christmas Giving correspondence, 1980-1983.

18 11

Record Group 7/Series 3.  Financial Information, 1979-1985.

Box Folder

Budget Proposal, 1981-1982.

18 1

Budget and Treasurer's Reports.

Box Folder

1980-1982.

18 2

1983-1984.

18 3
Box Folder

Collection policy, 1984.

18 4

Correspondence.

United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Box Folder

1979-1980.

18 5

1980-1982.

18 6

1983.

19 7

1984.

19 8

1985.

19 9
United Way of Chester County.
Box Folder

1981.

19 10

1982.

19 11

1983.

19 12

1984.

19 13

Record Group 7/Series 4.  Public Relations, 1912-1987.

Box Folder

Certificate of Appreciation, 1983.

20 1

Clippings, nursing service, 1980-1984.

26 3

Correspondence, 1981-1984.

26 2

House of Representatives, 75th anniversary citation, 1987.

26 3

Junior Service Board directory, 1983-1984.

26 4

Newsletter, 1982-1984.

26 5

Pamphlet, 1980.

26 6

Poster, 1980.

26 7

Scrapbook, year-by-year, 1912-1980.

26 8

Record Group 7/Series 5.  Photographs, 1980-1984.

Box Photo

Acute Care Team Conference, 1984.

28 75

Visiting Nurse preparing for home visiting, 1983.

28 76

Clinical instructor with student group, 1983.

28 77

Miscellaneous staff, 1983-1984.

28 78

Headquarters building, 1980.

28 79

Social events, entertainment, 1984.

28 80

Social events, dinner, 1984.

28 81

Social Event, 1983.

28 82

National home care week, 1983.

28 83

National Association for Home Care Convention, San Francisco, 1983.

28 84

Elizabeth Cathcart, Executive Director Home Health Services, Chester County; and Dorothy Turney, Director, Public Health Nursing, Chester County Department of Health.

28 85

Elizabeth Cathcart.

28 86

Elizabeth Cathcart.

28 87

Miscellaneous, Chester County Association of Home Health Agencies, 1983.

28 88

Nurse taking patient's blood pressure, 1983.

28 89

Record Group 7/Series 6.  Slides and Tapes, 1980-1988.

Box Section

Introduction to slide presentation.

30B 1

Clinics and home health services.

30B 2

Clinics and home health services.

30C 1

Clinics and home health services, con.

30 1

Neighborhood Shops and Women's Exchange.

30 2

Health Education.

30 3

Community facilities, hospitals, colleges, school, county buildings, and housing.

30 4

Slide presentation, Home Health Services of Chester County, 1981.

30E 1

Slide presentation, Health Care at Home, "A New Found Old Tradition", 1988.

30E 2

Home Health Services of Chester County, 1981.

30 2.4

Home Health Services of Chester County, 1986.

30 3

Health Care at Home, "A New Found Old Tradition", 1988.

30 4.2

Duplicate slides (narrow box).

31

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Record Group 8.  Home Health Services, Inc., 1980-1988.

Record Group 8/Series 1.  Administration, 1982-1988.

By-laws revisions.

Box Folder

1985.

20 1

1986-1987.

20 2
Box Folder

Charter and by-laws, revisions, 1988.

20 3

Corporation documents, 1984.

20 4

Genealogical diagram, 1985.

20 5

Organization chart, 1987.

20 6

Board.

Minutes.
Box Folder

1985-1986.

20 7

1987.

20 8

1988.

20 9
Box Folder

Membership lists, 1985-1986.

20 10
Correspondence.
Box Folder

1985-1986.

20 11

1987-1988.

20 12
Box Folder

Conflict of interest forms, 1985-1986.

20 13
Reports.
Box Folder

Agency evaluation, 1982 and 1985-1987.

20 14

Director's, 1985-1988.

20 15
National League for Nursing.
Box Folder

Agency self-study report, 1987.

21 16

Agency Interim Accreditation Report, 1985.

21 17
Box Folder

Evaluation criteria for the Executive Director, 1985.

21 18

Newsletter, 1985-1986.

21 19

Pamphlets, annual reports, 1986-1987.

21 20

Record Group 8/Series 2.  Committees, 1985-1988.

Executive Committee, minutes.

Box Folder

1985-1987.

21 1

1988.

21 2
Box Folder

Agency Evaluation Committee, minutes, 1985-1987.

21 3

Building Committee, minutes, 1985-1987.

21 4

Finance Committee.

Minutes.
Box Folder

1985-1986.

21 5

1987-1988.

21 6
Box Folder

Correspondence, 1986-1987.

21 7
Box Folder

Fund-Raising Committee, minutes, 1985-1987.

21 8

Investment Committee, minutes, 1988.

21 9

Long Range Planning Committee, minutes, 1985/1987.

21 10

Medical Advisory Committee, minutes, 1986.

21 11

Nominating Committee.

Box Folder

Minutes, 1988.

21 12

Correspondence, 1985-1988.

21 13
Box Folder

Personnel Committee, minutes, 1985-1987.

21 14

Program Evaluation Committee, minutes, 1985.

21 15

Search Committee, minutes, 1986.

21 16

Record Group 8/Series 3.  Financial Information, 1984-1988.

Box Folder

Financial data, 1985-1986.

21 1

Financial and banking authorization, 1986-1987.

21 2

Non-profit corporation document, 1984.

21 3

Correspondence.

Box Folder

United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania, 1985-1986.

22 4

United Way of Chester County, 1985.

22 5
Box Folder

Services activity and financial statements, 1988.

22 6

Clippings, services provided by the agency, 1985-1988.

26 4

Record Group 8/Series 4.  Subsidiaries, 1980-1988.

Visiting Nurse Association of Chester County and Vicinity.

Administration.

Board and Committees.
Box Folder

Board of Directors, minutes, 1985-1988.

22 1

Executive Committee, minutes, 1985.

22 2

Medical Advisory Committee, minutes, 1985-1987.

22 3

Professional Advisory Committee, minutes, 1986-1988.

22 4
Reports.
Box Folder

Annual evaluation, 1987.

22 5

Clinical Record Review, 1986-1987.

22 6

Director's, 1985-1986.

22 7

Evaluation, 1985-1986.

22 8
Financial information.
Box Folder

Contracts for services, 1982-1987.

22 9

Financial/Budget reports, 1986-1988.

22 10

Financial/banking authorization, 1985.

22 11
Policies.
Box Folder

Clinical Record Review, 1986-1987.

22 12

Home Health Aide/Medical Social Services, 1988.

22 13

Patient Services, 1987.

22 14

Patient treatment procedures, 1988.

22 15
Public Relations.
Box Folder

75th anniversary program and invitation, 1987.

23 16

Benefit for Visiting Nurse Association/Hospice of Chester County and Vicinity, 1988.

23 17

Directory, Southeastern Pennsylvania Home Health Association, 1987.

23 18

National Healthcare Week proclamation, 1985.

23 19

Pamphlets, 1985-1987.

23 20

Poster, Social Security Act, 1935-1985.

26

Poster, Medicare, 1966-1985.

26

Hospice of Chester County.

Administration.
Box Folder

By-laws, 1987.

23 21

Corporation documents, 1984.

23 22
Committees.
Box Folder

Board Committee, minutes, 1985-1988.

23 23

Professional Advisory Committee, minutes, 1985-1986.

23 24
Reports.
Box Folder

Agency Evaluation reports, 1985-1987.

23 25

Clinical Record Review reports, 1986-1987.

23 26

Financial reports, 1985-1988.

23 27

Service statistical reports, 1986-1987.

23 28
Box Folder

Brochure, 1985.

23 29

Clippings, 1980-1984.

23 30

Neighborhood League Health Services.

Administration.
Box Folder

Board Committee, minutes, 1985-1987.

23 31

Agency evaluation reports, 1985-1987.

23 32

Financial reports, 1985-1987.

23 33

Service statistical report, 1985.

23 34

Correspondence, 1985-1986.

23 35
Dental Program.
Box Folder

Survey data, 1986.

23 36

Brochure, 1985.

23 37

Clippings, 1985.

26 5
Neighborhood League Shops.
Box Folder

By-laws, 1985.

23 38

Record Group 8/Series 5.  Photographs, 1983-1988.

Visiting Nurse Association of Chester County and Vicinity.

Series for Public Relations, 1985.

Box Photo

Executive Director with staff member.

28 90

Acute care team.

28 91

Personal care services.

28 92

Psychiatric Nursing.

28 93

Medical, social work.

28 94

Occupational therapy.

28 95

Medical supplies and equipment.

28 96

Enterostomal therapy.

28 97

Speech therapy.

28 98

Physical therapy.

28 99
Box Photo

Blood pressure clinic, nurse taking patient's blood pressure, 1985.

28 100

Visiting nurse taking patient's blood pressure, 1985.

28 101

Visiting nurse assisting patient with walker, 1985.

28 102

Visiting nurse assisting patient out of bed, 1985.

28 103

Visiting nurse taking patient's waist measurement, 1985.

28 104

Visiting nurse assisting patient with walking, 1985.

28 105

Visiting nurse preparing to get patient out of bed, 1985.

28 106

Visiting nurse taking patient's blood pressure, 1985.

28 107

Visiting nurse taking patient's blood pressure, 1985.

28 108

Visiting nurse providing emotional support to patient, 1985.

28 109

Visiting nurse examining patient's ankle, 1985.

28 110

Visiting nurse providing follow-up care to child with leg casts.

28 111

Visiting nurse taking patient's blood pressure with home health aide and family member assisting, 1985.

28 112

Visiting nurse and family member assisting patient to wheelchair, 1985.

28 113

Visiting nurse and family member weighing patient, 1985.

28 114

Visiting nurse assisting patient to sit-up, 1985.

28 115

Visiting nurse giving patient injection.

28 116

Visiting nurse listening to patient's chest sounds, 1985.

28 117

Visiting nurse talking with patient, 1985.

28 118

Visiting nurse listening to patient's chest sounds, 1985.

28 119

Visiting nurse demonstrating foot care to family member, 1985.

28 120

Family member giving foot care to patient, 1985.

28 121

Visiting nurse, patient, and family member, 1985.

28 122

Visiting nurse exercising patient's leg, 1985.

28 123

Visiting nurse redressing patient's ankle, 1985.

28 124

Visiting nurse listening to patient's chest sounds, 1985.

28 125

Visiting nurse taking patient's blood pressure, 1985.

28 126

Visiting nurse performing preventive health test to patient, 1985.

28 127

Visiting nurse instructing patient on activities of daily living, 1985.

28 128

Visiting nurse assisting patient in wheel chair, 1985.

28 129

Visiting nurse assisting patient in wheel chair, 1985.

28 130

Visiting nurse combing patient's hair, 1985.

28 131

Visiting nurse taking patient's temperature, 1985.

28 132

Visiting nurse listening to patient's respiratory sounds, 1985.

28 133.A-C

Visiting nurse walking with patient, 1985.

28 134.A-E

Family member admitting visiting nurse into house, 1985.

28 135

Patient's picture, 1985.

28 136

Visiting nurse taking patient's blood pressure, 1985.

28 137

Visiting nurse listening to patient's respiratory sounds, 1985.

28 138

Visiting nurse consulting patient and family member, 1985.

28 139

Visiting nurse with family member, 1985.

28 140

Visiting nurse taking patient's pulse, 1985.

28 141.A-B

Visiting nurse and family member assisting patient with walking, 1985.

28 142

Visiting nurse taking patient's blood pressure, 1985.

28 143

Visiting nurse taking patient's blood pressure, 1985.

28 144.A-B

Visiting nurse taking patient's blood pressure, 1985.

28 145

Visiting nurse assisting patient with walker, 1985.

28 146.A-C

Visiting nurse assisting patient on crutches, 1985.

28 147

Visiting nurse taking patient's pulse, 1985.

28 148

Visiting nurse adjusting patient's intravenous tubing with family member assisting, 1985.

28 149

Visiting nurse treating patient's heel sore with family member observing, 1985.

28 150

Visiting nurse providing inhalation therapy to patient, 1985.

28 151

Visiting nurse cleansing chest area, 1985.

28 152

Visiting nurse assisting patient, 1985.

28 153.A-B

Visiting nurse instructing patient, 1985.

28 154

Visiting nurse adjusting patient's leg brace, 1985.

28 155

Visiting nurse cleansing chest area of patient, 1985.

28 156

Visiting nurse assisting patient with putting on shoe, 1985.

28 157

Visiting nurse assisting patient with completing form, 1985.

28 158

Patient holding a child, 1985.

28 159

Visiting nurse taking patient's blood pressure, 1985.

28 160

Visiting nurse measuring baby's head circumference, 1985.

28 161

Visiting nurse taking fetal heart sounds of pre-natal patient, 1985.

28 162

Visiting nurse with mother and child, 1985.

28 163

Visiting nurse talking with children in private residence, 1985.

28 164

Visiting nurse with children at nursery school, 1985.

28 165.A-B

Home-health aide combing patient's hair, 1985.

28 166.A-D

Home-health aide feeding patient, 1985.

28 167.A-D

Home-health aide with patient, 1985.

28 168

Home-health aide feeding patient, 1985.

28 169

Home-health aide with patient, 1985.

28 170

Home-health aide with patient, 1985.

28 171

Home-health aide, visiting nurse, talking with patient, 1985.

28 172

Visiting nurse talking with patient, 1985.

28 173

Health worker testing equipment, 1985.

28 174

Health worker instructing patient with inhalation therapy.

28 175.A-B

Home-health aide preparing meal for patient, 1985.

28 176

Patient preparing a meal, 1985.

28 177

Occupational therapist and patient, 1985.

28 178

Occupational therapist instructing patient, 1985.

28 179

Occupation therapist and family member observing patient, 1985.

28 180

Occupational therapist instructing patient, 1985.

28 181

Occupational therapist instructing patient with weaving, 1985.

28 182.A-D

Occupational therapist instructing patient with writing, walking and reading, 1985.

28 183.A-D

Occupational therapist instructing patient with arm exercises, 1985.

28 184.A-C

Occupational therapist assisting patient with arm and hand exercises, 1985.

28 185.A-D

Occupational therapist assisting patient with arm sling, 1985.

28 186

Occupational therapist assisting patient with arm sling, 1985.

28 187.A-B

Physical therapist giving patient therapy, 1985.

28 188

Physical therapist instructing patient to ambulance, 1985.

28 189.A-C

Visiting nurse providing enterostomal therapy to patient, 1985.

28 190.A-D
Speech therapist instructing patient.
Box Photo

1985.

28 191.A-B

1985.

28 192.A-D

1985.

28 193.A-B

1985.

28 194.A-C

1985.

28 195.A-E
Box Photo

Health worker counseling patient, 1985.

28 196.A-B

Health worker interviewing patient, 1985.

28 197

Mother with three children, 1986.

28 198

Mother with infant, 1985.

28 199.A-B

Medical social worker and discharge planning nurse, planning home care services, 1985.

28 200

Visiting nurse leaving office for home visiting, 1985.

28 201

Visiting nurse leaving headquarters for home visiting, 1985.

28 202

Visiting nurse reviewing record, 1985.

28 203

Visiting nurse leaving care to visit patient, 1985.

28 204

Agency's car, 1985.

28 205

Visiting nurse reviewing record, 1985.

28 206.A-B
Elizabeth Cathcart, RN, MPH, Executive Director.
Box Photo

Consulting with staff member, 1985.

28 207

Consulting with staff member, 1985.

28 208
Box Photo

Discharge coordinator and nurse planning patient follow-up, 1985.

28 209

Team conference, patient care service, 1985.

28 210

Health workers reviewing patient's record, 1985.

28 211

Supervisor and staff nurse conference, 1985.

28 212.A-B

Nursing staff telephone follow-up for patient care, 1985.

28 213

Nurse documenting patient care services, 1985.

28 214
Team meeting, coordinating patient care service.
Box Photo

1988.

28 215

1988.

28 216

1988.

28 217.A-C
Administrative support staff.
Box Photo

1983.

28 218.A-D

1983.

28 219.A-D

1983.

28 220.A-C

Elizabeth Cathcart, RN, MPH, Executive Director, 1985.

28 221.A-B

Elizabeth Cathcart, RN, MPH, Executive Director with staff member holding NLN accreditation certificate, 1983.

28 222

Board meeting, 1985.

28 223

Board members, 1988.

29 224

Birney Miller, Board member, 1971-1985.

29 225

Board meeting, 1985.

29 226

Board members and staff, 1985.

29 227

Mahlon Fiscel, Executive Director, accepting contribution from Main Lion, 1987.

29 228

Miscellaneous staff members, 1985-1986.

29 229

National health week, "Proclamation Certificate," board members, 1985.

29 230

75th anniversary, social event, 1987.

29 231

Mahlon Fiscel, Executive Director and another health care worker, 1987.

29 232

Workshop, participants and panel members, 1985.

29 233.A-D

Home health service meeting, 1985.

29 234

Home Health Service, Inc. headquarters, 1985.

29 235.A-B

Social event, 1987.

29 236

Miscellaneous, social even, 1985.

29 237.A-C
Hospice of Chester County.
Box Photo

Staff member reviewing policy manual, 1985.

29 238

Team conference, 1985.

29 239.A-B

Patient in bed surrounded by family members, 1985.

29 240
Dental Clinic.
Box Photo

Dentist providing care to patient, 1985.

29 241

Dentist providing care to patient, 1985.

29 242.A-C

Dentist and dental assistant, 1985.

29 243

Dentist providing dental service in the home to elderly women, 1985.

29 244.A-D
Box Photo

Neighborhood League Shops, exterior.

29 245.A-C

Volunteers looking at "House of Representatives Citation".

29 246

Neighborhood League Shops, volunteers, 1987.

29 247

Women's Exchange, interior and exterior views, 1985.

29 248.A-C

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Record Group 9.  Neighborhood Health Agencies, Inc., 1987-1990.

Record Group 9/Series 1.  Administration, 1987-1989.

Box Folder

By-laws, 1988.

23 1

Organization chart, 1988.

23 2

Announcement of name change, 1988.

23 3

Certificate of Registration under Solicitation Law, 1989.

23 4

Corporation non-profit document, 1988.

23 5

Board.

Minutes.
Box Folder

1988.

23 6

1989.

23 7

Membership list, 1989.

23 8

Master schedule, Board and committee meetings, 1989.

23 9

Correspondence, 1989.

23 10

Committees.

Box Folder

Executive Committee, minutes, 1988.

24 11
Executive/Finance Committee, minutes.
Box Folder

1988.

24 12

1989.

24 13
Box Folder

Agency Evaluation Committee, minutes, 1988-1989.

24 14

Finance Committee, minutes, 1988.

24 15

Fund Raising Committee, minutes, 1988-1989.

24 16

Investment Committee, minutes, 1988-1989.

24 17

Long-Range Planning Committee, minutes, 1988-1989.

24 18

Nominating Committee, minutes, 1988-1989.

24 19

Personnel Committee, minutes, 1988-1989.

24 20

Reports and correspondence.

Business Activity/Finance.
Box Folder

Report, 1988.

24 22

Correspondence, Internal Revenue Services, 1988.

24 23
Executive Director's.
Box Folder

Reports, 1988-1989.

24 24

Correspondence, 1988-1989.

24 25
Box Folder

United Way Southeastern Pennsylvania Hometown Hero Program, 1987-1988.

24 26

Record Group 9/Series 2.  Subsidiaries, 1988-1990.

Neighborhood Visiting Nurse Association.

Board and committees.
Board of Directors, minutes.
Box Folder

1988.

24 1

1989.

24 2

Executive Committee, minutes, 1989.

24 3

Nominating Committee, minutes, 1989.

24 4

Personnel Committee, minutes, 1989.

24 5

Professional Advisory Committee, minutes, 1989.

24 6
Box Folder

Annual Reports (brochures), 1988-1989.

24 7

Chester Valley Health Services, brochure, 1988.

24 8

Director's reports, 1989.

24 9

Financial data, 1988-1989.

24 10

Fund-Raising Committee, agenda, September 19, 1989.

24 11

Patient Evaluation Questionnaire, 1988.

24 12

Patient's letter of gratification, including photograph of patient, 1988.

24 13

Neighborhood Hospice.

Board and Ccmmittees.
Box Folder

Board of Directors meeting minutes, 1988.

24 14

Board membership list and meeting agenda, 1987-1988.

24 15
Financial.
Box Folder

Data, 1988.

24 16

Data, July-December, 1988.

24 17
Box Folder

Publications, 1988.

24 18

Neighborhood League Shops.

Box Folder

Clippings, 1990.

26 6

Record Group 9/Series 3.  Artifacts, 1988.

Box

United Way Southeastern Pennsylvania Hometown Hero Program Medallion, Edward Thelen, 1988.

26

Medallion, Helen Thelen, 1988.

26

Record Group 9/Series 4.  Photographs, 1988-1990.

Box Photo

Neighborhood Visiting Nurse Association building, 1988.

29 249.A-D

Social event, 1988.

29 250

William Conrad, Director of Social Service, 1990.

29 251

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