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Duke Hospital, InterGom
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WAYNE TAYLOR, EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR 1961, is congratulated
by Charles II. Frenzel, Superintendent of Duke Hospital, and Margar|^
Mitchell, Assistant Director of Nursing Service. An employee of the hospit!^
since October 1945, Mr. Taylor works as an orderly in Nursing Service. He
was chosen for this annual recognition from among four Outstanding Em
ployees of the Month selected during 1961.
Advanced Training
Offered Practical
Nurses
The Medical Center’s Nursing Serv
ice has expanded its advanced train
ing for practical nurses. Objective
of the program is to aid the practical
nurse in furthering her knowledge
in order that she may provide more
comprehensive patient care in her ex
panding role as a member of the
nursing team.
Open to licensed practical nurses,
the course offers six months’ advanced
training in one of three areas: medi
cal and surgical nursing, pediatrics,
or operating room. Miss Lelia Clark
serves as Director of the program,
with Mrs. Helen Yoho responsible for
the medical, surgical and pediatric
sections and Mrs. Peggy Williamson
directing the operating room instruc
tion. Begun in October 1958 as a
four month program in medical and
surgical nursing, it was extended in
July 1901 to six months and the addi
tional fields were offered. Usually the
operating room is an entirely new
area with previous experience limited
to one day’s observation.
Most students come directly from
their LPN training to the postgradu
ate course, though some work for
awhile. The age range is from 18
to 45 and both men and women are
accepted. In its earlier stages the
program drew students primarily
from North Carolina. This is no
longer true, and the present class
includes students from the New Eng
land and mid-Atlantic states, west to
Texas and south to Florida.
To date 110 students have com
pleted the course, and 40 of these
have remained on the Duke staff for
some time after completing the pro
gram.
THE SPACE AGE
And then there was the patient
who arrived at the hospital late for an
appointment on the day of the orbital
flight. Her apology; “I’m sorry to
be late, but you must realize Glenn
has orbited the earth twice while I was
trying to park!”
What People
Are Saying
From a Durham patient:
The attitude and desire expressed
by all of the employees with whom we
came in contact impressed iis that
they wanted to be helpful and useful
in every way j)ossible. This was not
only true in the offices, but in the
clinic and in the room. I think it is
grand when anyone is making that
kind of progress, and I felt you w'ould
like to know that we had this experi
ence.
From a North Carolina patient:
It is with much gratitude in my
heart that 1 write you this letter of
appreciation for the cheek received
yesterday as a refund of credit. This
M’ill make it possible for a mother and
five fatherless children to be ha])py
at Christmas.
From a New Jersey patient:
I am glad of an opportunity to
write you and express my high ap
preciation' of the services I received
while in Duke Hospital recently. I
noted with delight that your person
nel is very dedicated, courteous and
effective and for this I take pleasure
in congratulating you for your fine
organization.
From a member of the University
faculty:
We were favorably impressed by
the services of the young doctors on
duty in emergency and with the
nursing services. We gained a new
appreciation of the services of the
Hospital and of the advantages we
enjoy by living near such an institu
tion as this. M
    

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