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Brandywine Home Health Agency records

MC 69

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Barbara Bates Center for the Study of The History of Nursing
Creator:
Brandywine Home Health Agency.
Title:
Brandywine Home Health Agency records
Date [inclusive]:
1917-1990
Call Number:
MC 69
Extent:
8.3 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
This collection documents the Brandywine Home Health Agency, Inc. from its inception through its subsequent growth during social, environmental, and legislative changes. As a non-profit volunteer agency, BHHA was conscious of its responsibility to foster innovative and relevant programs. Thus as health needs and technology evolved, it progressed accordingly. Over time, it became a multi-service agency delivering three categories of service: therapeutic, supportive, and preventative. The material in this collection covers all facets of these services and includes records of administration, financial, program services, and public relations.
Cite as:
Brandywine Home Health Agency records, Barbara Bates Center for The Study of The History of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
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Biography/History

On April 11, 1917 representatives of various churches and women's organizations in Coatesville met at the request of Mrs. Charles F. Innis, Chairman of the Health and Hygiene Committee of the Coatesville Century Club to organize and implement a home nursing service for the area. Miss Anna Harlan, president of the Club, stressed the importance of the organization as a general philanthropy and for this reason every church denomination and women's organization in the city was invited to cooperate. The new agency would be financed by the Associated Charities, patient fees, membership dues and contributions, and be known as the Coatesville Visiting Nurse Association. Mrs. Arthur Hoopes was elected the first president and Miss Minnie Creagh, a Red Cross Nurse, was employed.

The newly founded association provided home nursing visits to tuberculosis, acute and chronic disease patients, as well as supplying maternity care and school health services. During World War I, an infant care services program was instituted for working mothers employed in industries. The national influenza pandemic of 1918/19 had a strong impact on the Coatesville area, causing the deaths of hundreds of local residents. Miss Creagh and the association's twenty nurse volunteers worked heroically to care for their affected clients. During the 1940s and 50s, the agency was chartered by the Chester County Court as a non-profit organization (1944). With the exception of the orthopedic and prenatal clinics, all other clinics were integrated into the hospital setting. An intensive home care service (1954) was organized for patients with long-term illnesses, providing a health team approach which included physical, occupational, and speech therapy as well as medical social services.

The VNA's coordination of services with other social, health, and civil organizations was seen as an important community service along with health promotion and prevention of illnesses. As needed, for instance, physicians were brought in for particular cases. The agency participated in a health week featuring health classes and a community parade. By the late 1920s and early 1930s, services were expanded to include well-baby, orthopedic, mental health, prenatal, and dental clinics. The staff increased to four nurses. Also, reflecting a national trend towards mobility, the agency acquired two automobiles to eliminate the nurses' dependence on public transportation and to better utilize their time.

Home health care became one of the fastest growing industries in the United States beginning in the mid-sixties and seventies. It grew in both size and service. It was recognized as an important factor in the entire health care delivery system following the federal government's Medicare program. Coatesville Visiting Nursing Association was certified for Medicare participation in 1966. To meet the social as well as the health needs of the elderly with acute and chronic illnesses, services were expanded to include home-health aide. Also, a licensed practical nurse was employed. Adult Health Clinics were established for health teaching and promotion for senior citizen groups focusing on preventative health care. The orthopedic clinic was taken over by Coatesville Hospital (later Brandywine Hospital).

In collaboration with the Hospice of Chester County and Home Health Services of Chester County, the agency established a home-based hospice service in 1982. Changes in federal and state health insurance laws forced hospitals and community home health agencies to evaluate service for quality and cost-effectiveness. As a result of these changes, the agency and the Brandywine Hospital agreed to merge their expertise and resources in 1984, avoiding duplication of home health service for post-hospitalized patients. The agency also joined partnership with other health agencies to form Chester Valley Health Services in 1985 in order to provide supplemental support care that is full or part time nursing or homemaking service. In 1986, the pre-natal clinic was taken over by the Chester County Health Department due to increased demand of staff’s time. Since its beginning this organization has had two name changes in order to keep abreast of trends in home health services. The first occurred in 1981 when the name Coatesville Visiting Nurse Association was changed to Coatesville-Brandywine Home Health Agency, Inc. In 1985, Coatesville was deleted from the agency's name and became Brandywine Home Health Agency, 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 Philippe Ouellette.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Brandywine Home Health Agency.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Administrative records
  • Photographs
  • Scrapbooks
Geographic Name(s)
  • Coatesville (Pa.)
Occupation(s)
  • Public health nursing
Subject(s)
  • Community health nursing
  • Home care services.
  • Visiting nurses

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Collection Inventory

Series 1.  Administration, 1917-1989.

Scope and Contents note

This series includes materials documenting the Agency's founding and accomplishments. A complete set of monthly board of directors and annual meeting minutes (1917-1987) provides the best overview, from an administrative perspective, of their activities. In addition, contractual agreements for services with other health agencies, individuals, and schools of nursing (1962-1989) are available as well as committee reports (1956-1986). As far as administrative procedure, there are a revision of bylaws (1986), three board of directors of nursing manuals (1943-1987) and files relating to the agency's evaluation (1979-1988).

Box Folder

By-laws, undated.

1 1

By-laws, 1986.

1 2

Annual Reports.

Box Folder

1930-1936.

1 3

1937-1940.

1 4

1941-1944.

1 5

1945-1949.

1 6

1950-1953.

1 7

1954-1957.

1 8

1958-1961.

1 9

1962-1966.

1 10

1967-1971.

1 11

1972-1975.

1 12

1976-1979.

1 13

1980-1985.

1 14

1986-1987.

1 15

Minutes, Executive Committee.

Box Folder

1939.

2 16

1979-1983.

2 17

Minutes, Board.

Box Folder

(notebook), 1917-1919.

2 18

(ledger), 1919-1924.

2 19

(ledger), 1925-1933.

2 20

1933-1936.

2 21

1937-1939.

2 22

1940-1942.

2 23

1943-1945.

2 24

1946-1948.

3 25

1951-1952.

3 27

1949-1950.

3 26

1953-1954.

3 28

1955-1956.

3 29

1957-1958.

3 30

1959-1960.

4 31

1961-1962.

4 32

1963-1964.

4 33

1965-1966.

4 34

1967-1968.

4 35

1969.

5 36

1970-1971.

5 37

1972-1973.

5 38

1974-1975.

5 39

1976-1977.

5 40

1978-1979.

5 41

1980.

6 42

1981-1982.

6 43

1983-1984.

6 44

1985.

6 45

1986.

6 46

1987.

6 47

Contracts.

Box Folder

Brandywine Hospital for Home Health Services, 1984-1988.

7 48

Brandywine Hospital, School of Nursing, 1977-1988.

7 49

Central Chester County Vocational School, 1983.

7 50

Chester County Health Department, Funding Allocation, 1984.

7 51

Coatesville Hospital, Prenatal Clinic, 1976.

7 52

Department of Welfare, Medicaid, 1983.

7 53

Employment, 1962 and 1968.

7 54

Executive Service Corps of Delaware Valley, 1988.

7 55

Freedom Health Care, 1987.

7 56

Hahnemann University Hospital, 1987-1988.

7 57

Home Health Aid Services, 1984.

7 58

Homemaker Health Services, 1972-1983.

7 59

Home Health Service, 1988.

7 60

Hospice, 1984-1989.

7 61

Inter-county Hospitalization Plan, Inc., 1979-1985.

7 62

Medical Social Service, 1986-1989.

7 63

Mid Atlantic Rehabilitation Services, 1987.

7 64

Occupational Therapy, 1986-1989.

7 65

OPTION Care of Chester County, 1988-1989.

7 66

Paoli Memorial Hospital for Home Health Services, 1973-1987.

7 67

Physical Therapy Services, 1966-1989.

7 68

Psychiatric Nurse Clinician, 1988-1989.

7 69

Southern Chester County Medical Center, 1986-1989.

7 70

United States Health Care, 1988-1989.

7 71

Villanova University, College of Nursing, 1982-1988.

7 72

Board and Nursing Manual.

Box Folder

1943.

8 73

(3), 1951.

8 74

1987.

8 75
Box Folder

Census of Service Industries, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1982.

8 76

Reports.

Box Folder

Education Committee, 1956.

8 77

Financial, 1974-1982.

8 78
Fiscal and Monthly Service.
Box Folder

1980-1981.

8 79

1984-1986.

8 80
Box Folder

Internal Revenue Service, 1959-1981.

8 81

Membership and Orientation Committee, 1968-1982.

8 82

Needlework Guild, 1971.

8 83

Nominating Committee, 1967-1985.

8 84

Nursing and Business Advisory Committee, 1969.

8 85
Nursing Service Monthly.
Box Folder

1958-1959.

8 86

1960-1961 and 1970.

8 87
Box Folder

Nursing Service and Financial, 1982-1983.

8 88

Office Committee, 1970-1971.

8 89

Pertinent Operational Figures, 1953-1955.

8 90

Prenatal Clinic, 1984-1985.

8 91

Property Committee, 1971.

8 92
Public Relations Committee.
Box Folder

1970-1971.

8 93

1975.

8 94
Box Folder

Treasurer's, 1966-1969.

8 95
Box Folder

Annual Meeting Planning File, 1979-1985.

9 96

Board and Committee Members List, 1979-1980.

9 97

Boundaries, Voluntary Home Health Agencies of Chester County, 1987.

9 98

Employment Application Forms, 1985.

9 99

Equipment Inventory, 1984.

9 100

Evaluation.

Agency Evaluation.
Box Folder

1979-1982.

9 101

1984-1987.

9 102
Box Folder

Agency Evaluation Format, 1984-1988.

9 103

Clinical Record Review Form, 1970.

9 104

Evaluation Tool for Community Health Nursing Staff.

9 105

Marketing Evaluation Outline for Presentation to Administrative Staff, 1987.

9 106

Service Evaluation Questionnaires, 1982-1988.

9 107

Time Study Format, 1988.

9 108
Box Folder

Organization Charts, Board Members, Committees, and Staff Lists, 1985-1987.

9 109

Past Board Presidents List, 1917-1972.

9 110

Director's Book, Membership Committee List, 1967-1984.

9 111

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Series 2.  History, 1917-1990.

Scope and Contents note

This small series consists of a typed manuscript of the agency's history (1917-1990), originally prepared in 1983 and revised in 1990. Included also, is a comprehensive history written by Elizabeth M. Baker, Board Member, (1917-1971) focusing on the establishment of health care services for the community.

Box Folder

Typed Manuscript of Agency's History, 1917-1990, Original 1983, revised 1990.

9 1

Visiting Nurse Association, 1917-1967.

9 2

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Series 3.  Financial, 1938-1987.

Scope and Contents note

Found in this series are the Agency's audited financial statements and correspondence from an accounting firm. Also included in this series are a file of appropriation from boroughs and townships (1970), a cash receipt ledger (1968-1977), and a saving account bank book (1938).

Box Folder

Appropriations from Boroughs and Townships, 1970.

10 1

Correspondence, Accounting Firm, 1975-1987.

10 2

Explanation of Savings Account, 1966.

10 3

Financial Statements.

Box Folder

1964-1966.

10 4

1972-1974.

10 5

1975-1978.

10 6

1979-1980.

10 7

1984-1985.

10 8

1987.

10 9
Box Folder

Cash Receipts (ledger), 1968-1977.

10 10

Savings Account Bank Book, 1938.

10 11

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Series 4.  Committees, 1969-1987.

Scope and Contents note

This series contains minutes, the majority for the period 1969-1987, of the following committees: evaluation, budget and finance, long-range planning, nursing, personnel, professional advisory, and reorganization.

Box Folder

Agency Evaluation Committee Minutes, 1987.

11 1

Budget/Finance Committee Minutes, 1979-1987.

11 2

Long-range Planning Committee Minutes, 1984-1985.

11 3

Nursing Committee Minutes, 1969-1987.

11 4

Personnel Committee Minutes, 1978-1984.

11 5

Professional Advisory Committee.

Box Folder

By-laws, 1983 and 1986.

11 6
Minutes.
Box Folder

1971-1978.

11 7

1979-1981.

11 8

1982-1985.

11 9
Box Folder

Reorganization Committee Minutes, 1985.

11 10

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Series 5.  Correspondence, 1953-1988.

Scope and Contents note

This series includes correspondence of Linda W. Godshall, R.N., Director (1982-1989); medical certification (1966-1976); United Way of Chester Country (1981-1985); and staff memos (1980-1988). Files also include incoming and outgoing selected correspondence with coordinated funding agencies, community health agencies, board members, patients, and volunteers.

Box Folder

Adult Day Care Center, 1984-1988.

11 1

Agency Boundaries, 1976 and 1977.

11 2

Agency Property Headquarters, 1219 E. Lincoln Highway, Coatesville, 1982.

11 3

Association Hospital Service of Philadelphia (Billing), 1958-1965.

11 4

Board Members Resignation, 1983-1985.

11 5

Business Advisory Committee, 1974-1982.

11 6

Chester County Council of Home Health Agencies, 1975-1978.

11 7

Coatesville District United Charities, 1954-1969.

11 8

Coatesville Senior Citizen Center, 1984 and 1987.

11 9

Commission on Charitable Organization, Department of State, 1973-1982.

11 10

Director, Linda W. Godshall, RN.

Box Folder

1982-1984.

11 11

1985-1987.

11 12

1988.

12 14

(Staff/Board members), 1985-1987.

12 13

(Staff/Board members), 1988-1989.

12 15
Box Folder

Home Visiting Fees, 1975.

12 16

Home Health Affiliates of Delaware Valley, Inc., 1982-1984.

12 17

Intensive Care Program, 1953-1955.

12 18

Lukens, Inc., 1974-1983.

12 20

Insurance Committee, 1984-1987.

12 19

Needlework Guild, 1969-1988.

12 21

Medicare Certification.

Box Folder

1966-1976.

13 22

1977-1979.

13 23

1980-1982.

13 24

1983-1985.

13 25

1986.

13 26

1987.

13 27

1988.

13 28
Box Folder

Patients Acknowledgement of Service, 1968-1974.

14 29

Publication of Devotions, K.S. Miller, Board Member, 1958.

14 30

Property, 1982-1983.

14 31

Staff Memos, 1980-1988.

14 32

United Way of Chester County.

Box Folder

1981.

14 33

1984.

14 34

1985.

14 35

1986.

14 36

1987.

14 37

1988.

14 38

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Series 6.  Programs, 1953-1990.

Scope and Contents note

Found in this series are the Agency's philosophy, goals, services, policies and procedures (1984-1990), and in-service education program (1987-1988). There are files relating to the planning and implementation of the intensive home care service which include Eleanor M. Morris' file regarding adult health service (1977).

Box Folder

Homemaker Home Health Aide Training Manual, 1980.

15 1

Inservice Education Program, 1987-1988.

15 2

Intensive Care Program, 1953-1956.

15 3

Personal File, Eleanor S. Morris, Intensive Care Program, 1953-1958.

15 4

Philosophy, Goals, Services, Policies and Procedures, 1984-1990.

15 5

Proposal, Adult Health Service, Provision of Health Education, 1977.

15 6

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Series 7.  Nursing, 1930-1990.

Scope and Contents note

This series includes personnel policies (1920-1990); job descriptions (1990); staff nurses directories (1984-1988); and a nursing procedure manual (1966). Also included are a case history file (1944), clinical records (1987), and two poems, author unknown, titled "Visiting Nurse" and "Visiting Nurse Black Bag" (1940).

Box Folder

Case History, 1944.

15 1

Clinical Record, 1987.

15 2

Home Health Aide Personnel Policies, 1981.

15 3

Job Descriptions, 1990.

15 4

Minutes, Staff Meeting, 1988-1989.

15 5

Nursing Procedures Manual, 1966.

15 6

Personnel Policies.

Box Folder

Late 20s, early 30s.

15 7

1960.

15 8

1990.

15 9
Box Folder

Poems, Visiting Nursing, 1930, and Visiting Nurse Black Bag, 1940.

15 l0

Staff Nurses Directives, 1984-1988.

15 11

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Series 8.  Public Relations, 1928-1989.

Scope and Contents note

This series includes various materials used for public relations purposes such as pamphlets highlighting services provided (1935-1980) and annual reports (1944-1947). Some examples from this series are an advertisement (1986), tape for a slide presentation with accompanying narrative (1981 and 1983), invitation for annual meetings, a guestbook for Open House (1982), newspaper clippings (1947-1989) and a presentation in slide format entitled "Pictorial Story of a Day in the Life of a Visiting Nurse" (1960). A file for the booklet published by the Metropolitan Insurance Company, entitled, "Visiting Nurse" (1928) is also included.

Box Folder

Advertisement, 1986.

16 1

Booklet, "Visiting Nurse" Metropolitan Insurance Company, 1928.

16 2

Clippings.

Box Folder

Newspaper, Century Club, Board Members, 1969.

16 3

Newspaper, 1947-1989.

16 4
Box Folder

Guest Book, Open House, 1982.

16 5

Narrative for Slide Presentation (slides not in collection), 1981 and 1983.

16 6

Slide Presentation Format, "Pictorial Story of a Day in the Life of a Visiting Nurse", 1960.

16 7

Tape for Slide Presentation (the 39 slides not in the collection), 1981.

16 8

Pamphlets.

Box Folder

Annual Reports, 1944, 1946, 1947.

16 9

Services, 1935-1980.

16 10
Box Folder

25th Anniversary of Coatesville, 1942 Visiting Nurse Association Program.

16 11

30th Annual Meeting Invitation, 1947.

16 12

50th Anniversary Dinner Program and Invitation, 1967.

16 13

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Series 9.  Scrapbooks and Ephemera, 1957-1987.

Scope and Contents note

In this series certificates of appreciation, memberships, and resolutions of acknowledgement of services can be found. Also here are the manuscript and printed versions of, Devotions by Katherine S. Miller, Board Member (1924-1956). The scrapbooks (1933-1987) contain a variety of local newspaper clippings which promote the Brandywine Home Health Services.

Certification of Appreciation.

Box Folder

City of Coatesville, 1966.

16 1

Senior Citizens Center, 1979-1982.

16 2
Box Folder

Coatesville Area Senior Adult Center Membership Card, 1986-1987.

16 3

Devotions, Katherine S. Miller, Board Members, 1924-1956.

Box Folder

Original Manuscript, 1957.

16 4

Copy of the books, 1957.

16 5

Membership Certificate.

Box Folder

Pennsylvania Association of Home Health Agencies and National Association for Home Care, 1985-1986.

16 6

Health and Welfare Council of Chester County, 1985-1986.

16 7
Box Folder

Plaque, Health, Education and Welfare Social Security Act, Medicare Participation, 1967.

16 8

Resolutions.

Box Folder

Acknowledgement of Service, Elizabeth M. Baker, 1917-1971.

16 9

Acknowledgement of Dedicated Service to Coatesville VNA from Council, City of Coatesville, 1961.

16 10

Statistical Service Data, Chester County Council of Home Health Agencies, 1974-1984.

16 11

Scrapbooks.

Box

1933-1943.

17

1944.

17

1936-1968.

18

1964-1987.

18

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Series 10.  Artifacts, 1917-1981.

Scope and Contents note

This small series includes dental and medical instruments, insulin syringes, as well as the Coatesville Visiting Nurse rubber stamp (1917-1981) and copper printing plate depicting a visiting nurse (1930).

Box

Coatesville Visiting Nurse Association Rubber Stamp, 1917-1981.

19

Copper Plate Dye, Visiting Nurse (see Series VIII. Folder 10), 1930s; Dental and Medical Instruments, 1950.

19

Insulin Syringe, ICC (3).

19

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Series 11.  Photographs.

General note

Key: letters indicate duplicate photographs: p.4a is the duplicate of p.4.

Scope and Contents note

The photographs in this series are of a public relations nature and depict nurses preparing for home-visiting; nurses working in the home, clinic, and school; and group, as well as individual, photographs of staff and board of directors. Also, the photographs record the work of volunteers and events, such as annual meetings and the open-house ceremony of the new headquarters. The small slide collection covers nursing services, images of nurses, and administrative support staffs' office activities.

Visiting Nurse Preparation for Home Visiting.

Box Photo

Red Cross Nurses showing Red Cross Flag in front of building, 1920s.

20 1

Visiting Nurse Staff standing beside agency's car in front of headquarters, 1943.

20 2

Visiting nurse staff standing beside agency's car, 1943.

20 3

Supervisor instructing staff nurses, late 40s or early 50s.

20 4

Supervisor instructing staff nurses, late 40s or early 50s.

20 4a

Home Care Team: Staff of intensive home care, [standing L to R: Mrs Waltor Russell, staff nurse; Mrs Harry Fine, Coastsville Hopsital Dietician; Miss Ruth Heffnre, staff nurse; seated L to R: Mrs Bernard L. Lorris, chairman; Mrs Raymond Weidler, VNA supervisor; Mrs Helen L. Robertson, physio-therapist; Miss Dorris Winklemon, occupational therapist from VA Hospital], 1954.

20 5

Home Care Team: Staff of intensive home care, [standing L to R: Mrs Waltor Russell, staff nurse; Mrs Harry Fine, Coastsville Hopsital Dietician; Miss Ruth Heffnre, staff nurse; seated L to R: Mrs Bernard L. Lorris, chairman; Mrs Raymond Weidler, VNA supervisor; Mrs Helen L. Robertson, physio-therapist; Miss Dorris Winklemon, occupational therapist from VA Hospital], 1954.

20 5a

Supervisor and staff nurses, case assignment, 1950s.

20 6

Supervisor and staff nurses, case assignment, 1950s.

20 6a

Supervisor and staff nurses, case assignment, 1950s.

20 6b

Supervisor and staff nurses, case assignment, 1950s.

20 7

Visiting Nurses: Traveling Florence Nightingales, Luken Life Publication, 1954.

20 8

Supervisor and staff nurses, 1957.

20 9

Ruth J. Heffner, RN; Mrs Edith Reed; Anne Russell, putting equipment into Rehabilitation Station Wagon, 1959.

20 10

Staff nurses, outside agency headquarters, standing beside "Rehabilitation program Station Wagon", [L to R: Mrs Margaret Fiorilio, Mrs Ruth Hadfield, Mrs Madolyn Smathers, Mrs Ann Russell], October 28, 1965.

20 11

Visiting nurse staff reviewing patients' records, 1965.

20 12

Visiting nurse staff, standing outside of agency's headquarter's, 1967.

20 13

Formal Pictures of Individual Staff Nurses.

Box Photo

Staff nurse, 1960s.

20 14

Staff nurse, 1960s.

20 15

Staff nurse, 1960s.

20 16

Staff nurse, 1960s.

20 17

Staff nurse, 1960s.

20 18

Staff nurse, 1960s.

20 19

Staff nurse, 1960s.

20 20

Visiting Nurse Activities in Home, Clinic, and School.

Box Photo

Visiting nurses and field representative of Salvation Army with children leaving for summer camp [Mrs Madeline Smathers, VNA; Herbert J. Keller, Field Rep SA; Mrs Margaret Fioriglio, VNA],, 1966.

20 21

Staff nurses standing outside of agency's headquarters, 1970.

20 22

Ridgeway school, pupils and teachers, 1950s.

20 23

Visiting nurse inspecting child's throat, 1960s.

20 24

Visiting nurse inspecting child's throat, 1960s.

20 24a

Visiting nurse inspecting child's throat, 1960s.

20 24b

Visiting nurse instructing students on "Basic 7" nutritional chart, 1960s.

20 25

Visiting nurse instructing students on "Basic 7" nutritional chart, 1960s.

20 25a

Visiting nurse giving infant care in the home, 1930s.

20 26

Visiting nurse giving infant care in the home, 1930s.

20 26a

Visiting nurse giving infant care in the home, 1930s.

20 26b

Visiting nurse demonstrating infant care to mother and preschooler, 1950s.

20 27

Visiting nurse giving patient a bed bath, 1950s.

20 28

Visiting nurse giving patient a bed bath, 1950s.

20 28a

Visiting nurse giving patient an injection, 1950s.

20 29

Visiting nurse giving patient an injection, 1950s.

20 29a

Visiting nurse leaving a patient's house, 1950s.

20 30

Visiting nurse leaving a patient's house, 1950s.

20 30a

Visiting nurse leaving a patient's house, 1950s.

20 30b

Visiting nurse preparing nursing bag for home visiting, 1978.

20 31

Visiting nurse giving child an injection, mother holding child, at the wellbaby clinic, 1930s.

20 32

Visiting nurse giving child an injection, mother holding child, at the well baby clinic, 1930s.

20 32a

Visiting nurse weighing a toddler at the well-baby clinic, 1940s.

20 33

Visiting nurse weighing a toddler at the well-baby clinic, 1940s.

20 33a

Visiting nurse weighing a toddler at the well-baby clinic, 1940s.

20 33b

Visiting nurse weighing toddler at the well-baby clinic while mother watches, 1950s.

20 34

Visiting nurse weighing toddler at the well-baby clinic while mother watches, 1950s.

20 34a

Visiting nurse weighing toddler at the well-baby clinic while mother watches, 1950s.

20 34b

Visiting nurse taking family health history of mother and two children at the well-baby clinic, 1955.

20 35

Visiting nurse taking family health history of mother and two children at the well-baby clinic, 1955.

20 35a

Visiting nurse taking family health history of mother and two children at the well-baby clinic, 1955.

20 35b

Prenatal clinic, physician taking patient's blood pressure with visiting nurse assisting, 1954.

20 36

Prenatal clinic, physician examining patient, nurse observing, 1981.

20 37

Physician and nurse conference on patient care follow-up, 1981.

20 38

Staff member looking through microscope, 1981.

20 39

Staff members discussing patient follow-up, 1981.

20 40

Home health care team, 1981.

20 41

Hospice Program.

Box Photo

Administrative support staff, 1981.

20 42

Staff members, 1980s.

20 43

Staff member with elderly man cutting a cake, 1980s.

20 44

Staff members cutting cake, 1980s.

20 45

Staff member sitting at desk, 1980s.

20 46

Staff members, 1980s.

20 47

Volunteer training class, 1980s.

20 48

Volunteer Program.

Box Photo

Volunteer training class, 1980s.

20 49

Volunteer with Christmas baskets for the needy families, 1969.

20 50

Needle Guild Society volunteers preparing cancer dressing, [L to R: Mrs A.G. Leubert, Mrs J. Frederic Wiese, Mrs George W. Esphleman, Mrs Lenore Davis], 1954.

20 51

Needle Guild Society volunteers preparing cancer dressing, [L to R: Mrs A.G. Leubert, Mrs J. Frederic Wiese, Mrs George W. Esphleman, Mrs Lenore Davis], 1954.

20 51a

Needle Guild Society volunteers preparing cancer dressing, [L to R: Mrs A.G. Leubert, Mrs J. Frederic Wiese, Mrs George W. Esphleman, Mrs Lenore Davis], 1954.

20 51b

Needle Guild Society volunteers preparing cancer dressing, [L to R: Mrs A.G. Leubert, Mrs J. Frederic Wiese, Mrs George W. Esphleman, Mrs Lenore Davis], 1954.

20 51c

Board of Directors and Committee Members Activities.

Box Photo

Board of Directors and Committee Members, 1954.

20 52

Board of Directors and Committee Members, 1954.

20 52a

49th Annual Meeting ofCoatesville-Brandywine Home Health Agency Board of Directors, [identified from p 54 Officers standing from left: Mrs N.M. Harner, corresponding secretary; Mrs Kenneth Synder, new board member; Mrs William Batteiger, vice-president; Mrs Ellis Stern, Jr treasurer; Mrs John E. Stively, Jr assistant treasurer; Seated: Mrs Wiliam D. Taylor, president; Mrs Earl Klippel, recording secretary], January, 1966, January, 1966.

21 53

49th Annual Meeting of Coatesville-Brandywine Home Health Agency Board of Directors, [identified from p 54 Officers standing from left: Mrs N.M. Harner, corresponding secretary; Mrs Kenneth Synder, new board member; Mrs William Batteiger, vice-president; Mrs Ellis Stern, Jr treasurer; Mrs John E. Stively, Jr assistant treasurer; Seated: Mrs Wiliam D. Taylor, president; Mrs Earl Klippel, recording secretary], January, 1966.

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Board of Directors and Committee Members, 1969.

21 55

Linda Wilson, RN Director and New Board Members' Annual Luncheon Meeting, 1982.

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Linda Wilson, RN Director and New Board Members' Annual Luncheon Meeting, 1982.

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Annual Luncheon Meeting, Thurndale Inn, 1982.

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Annual Luncheon Meeting,Thurndale Inn, 1982.

21 57a

Board Members reviewing agency's material, 1980s.

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Board Members reviewing agency's material, 1980s.

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Board members at conference table, 1980s.

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Board members conference, 1980s.

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Agency's associate sitting at desk, 1980s.

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Social event, Linda Wilson, Director, 1980s.

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Social event, 1980s.

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Social event, 1980s.

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Social event, 1980s.

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Social event, 1980s.

21 67

Linda Wilson, Director of Visiting Nurses, removing visiting nurse identification sign from City Hall headquarters. Sign was made by Lukens Steel and plated in the lawn in 1939 when the nurses first moved into City Hall., 1983.

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Open House Ceremony for new Headquarters at 1219 Lincoln Highway, January 16, 1983.

Box Photo

Kenneth and Dot Synder prepare bows for ribbon cutting ceremony.

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Linda Wilson, Director of Visiting Nurses, preparing punch beverage.

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Buffet table.

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Staff of Spatola Wines setting up the beverage table.

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Beverage table attended by Staff of Spatola Wines.

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Beverage table attended by Staff of Spatola Wines.

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Dick Ehmen, Representative and other staff members from Spatola Wines at the beverage table.

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Dick Ehmen, Representative and other staff members from Spatola Wines at the beverage table.

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Dick Ehmen, Representative and other staff members from Spatola Wines at the beverage table.

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Dick Ehmen, Representative and other staff members from Spatola Wines at the beverage table.

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Group awaiting ribbon cutting ceremony.

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Cutting ribbon to new headquarters.

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Cutting ribbon to new headquarters.

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Cutting ribbon to new headquarters.

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Ribbon cut to the new headquarters.

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Dominick Scamuffa, Vice President of City Council, signing guest book.

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Al Hansom, CALN Commissioner signing guest book and Mrs. Gloria Cowan, Vice President of BHHA.

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John Kuth, City Councilman; Patrick O'Donnell, County Commissioner; Bob Thompson, County Commissioner; Dick Ehmer, Spatola Wines; and Mrs. Bob Thompson.

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Dominick Samuffa, Vice President of City Council and John Kuth, City Councilman.

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Group of guests.

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Group of guests.

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Group of guests.

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Group of guests.

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Mrs. Gayle Roper, Board Member and Mrs. Amino Valoschi, Director of Homemakers.

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Sue Watterson, RN.

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Dick Elmer and Mrs. Bob Thompson.

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Alexander Endy, City Solicitor, and Kenneth Synder, former City Councilman.

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Al Hansom, Caln Commissioner; Bob Thompson, County Commissioner; and John Kuth, City Councilman.

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Dot Bachman, Brandywine Hospital and Nancy Nunemaker, RN Supervisor at Coatesville-Brandywine Home Health Agency.

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Susan Scott and Linda Bubb, Board Members and Linda Wilson, RN Director of Coatesville-Brandywine Home Health Agency.

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Shirley Winstean, Director of Phoenixville Visiting Nurse Association; Dot Synder, Board Member; and Mary Ellen Stem, Board Member.

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Mary Ellen Stem, Board Member; Linda Wilson, RN Director; and Dot Synder, Board Member.

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Group of Staff and Board Members.

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Paul J. Herley, MD Medical Advisor, 1960s and 70s.

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Slides.

Box Slide

Coatesville Visiting Nurse Association Headquarters, 1981.

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Linda Wilson Godshall, R.N., Director, with staff member outside of headquarters, 1981.

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Linda Wilson Godshall, R.N., Director, with staff member outside of headquarters, 1981.

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Linda Wilson Godshall, R.N., Director, Brandywine Home Health Agency, 1981.

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Home Care Team, 1981.

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Home Health Coordinator and Physician, 1981.

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Visiting Nurse preparing nursing bag for home visitation, 1981.

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Visiting Nurse getting into Agency's car, 1981.

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Patient sitting in chair at home, 1981.

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Visiting Nurse redressing patient's leg wound in the home.

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Visiting Nurse taking patient's blood pressure in the home.

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Visiting Nurse taking patient's blood pressure in Agency's office.

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Staff member talking on telephone.

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Staff member talking on telephone.

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Staff members taking lunch or coffee-break.

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Picture of Coatesville Visiting Nurse Association Staff, circa 1940s.

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Administrative Support Staff.
Box Slide

Staff member sitting at desk.

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Staff member sitting at desk.

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Staff member sitting at desk.

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Staff member typing at desk.

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Staff member typing at desk.

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Monthly calendar, June 1981.

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Box Slide

Staff member sitting in front of United Campaign Flag.

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Bumper sticker on Agency's car, "Health Begins at Home, Support Your Visiting Nurse".

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Photo Negatives, date unknown unless specified.

Box Negative

Red Cross Nurses showing Red Cross flag in front of building, 1920s.

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Visiting Nurse weighing school-age child.

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Visiting Nurse giving injection to patient.

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Visiting Nurse giving injection to patient.

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Coatesville Visiting Nurse holding bag in front of car.

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Visiting Nurse visiting patients.

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Visiting Nurse discussing with patient.

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Visiting Nurses: one sitting at desk and two standing behind the desk.

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Visiting Nurses: Traveling Florence Nightingale, Luken's Life Publication, 1954.

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Visiting Nurses discussing patient follow-up.

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Contents Unknown.

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Contents Unknown.

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Nurse in discussion with mother and two young girls.

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