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Athens County Visiting Nurses Association records

MC 13B

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the University of Pennsylvania. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Barbara Bates Center for the Study of The History of Nursing
Creator:
Athens County Visiting Nurses Association.
Title:
Athens County Visiting Nurses Association records
Date [inclusive]:
1983-1993
Call Number:
MC 13B
Extent:
4 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Athens County Visiting Nurse Association is a rural visiting nurse association in Athens, Ohio. This collection consists of administrative and patient records.
Cite as:
Athens County Visiting Nurses Association records, Barbara Bates Center for The Study of The History of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
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Biography/History

The Athens County VNA of Athens, Ohio, is a rural visiting nurse association founded in 1982. Its young age reflects a commonality of most home care nursing services. Failures in the prospective payment of hospital care force many hospitals to discharge patients much earlier. This background accounts for the remarkable increase in the need for the services of home care agencies and the establishment of the Athens County VNA reflects such a need.

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

Use Restrictions

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

Use Restrictions

This collection is unrestricted except for the anonymity of the patient records.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Margaret Frey and Bonnie Pooler.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Athens County Visiting Nurses Association.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Administrative records
Geographic Name(s)
  • Athens County (Ohio)
Occupation(s)
  • Public health nursing
Personal Name(s)
  • Frey, Margaret
  • Pooler, Bonnie
Subject(s)
  • Community health nursing
  • Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919.
  • Visiting nurses

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Collection Inventory

Series 1.  Administrative manuscripts, 1982-1989.

Scope and Contents note

This series contains the Board of Trustees minutes, staff minutes, budget reports, incident reports, and Medicare correspondence. Also included are records of referrals that were not accepted. This series documents the early activities of the Athens VNA. It also provides a good overview, from an administrative perspective, of the internal workings association and its continued evolution as an effective provider of home health care services.

Box Folder

Board of Trustees minutes, 1982-1987.

1 1

Correspondence, 1982-1986.

1 2

Incidents report review, 1989.

1 3

Intermediary medical information requests, 1989.

1 4

Medicare claim requests, 1987-1988.

1 5-6

Physician survey questionnaire, 1988-1989.

2 7

Record review compository summary, 1984-1989.

2 8

Referrals not accepted.

Box Folder

1987.

2 9

1987-1988.

2 10

1989.

2 11

Staff minutes.

Box Folder

1983-1985.

2 12

1988.

2 13

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Series 2.  Microfilms, [1983-1992].

Scope and Contents note

The microfilms are the patient records of those served by the association.

Closed files (patient records).

Box
3-8

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