Selber Gift Resulted in Heart Unit ; Special Units to Open at Confederate
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THE SHREVEPORT TIMES Tuesday, June 26, 1973 7rB. Selber Gift Resulted in Heart Unit When Mandel Selber Sr. died; in 1967, his widow, Mrs. Annette' Wiess Selber, wanted some type of memorial which would be appropriate for him. Her immediate reaction, ac-cording to an earlier interview with her son Mandel C. Selber Jr., "was that she wanted to do something that would advance the treatment of heart patients in the Shreveport area." The $18,000 donated by the Mandel C. Selber Sr. Memorial Fund for the Confederate Me-morial Medical Center's Coro-nary and Medical Intensive Care Units was the impetus which started plans for such a unit, according to Dr. Marion C.j Hargrove Jr., head of the Department of M e d i c i n e at Confederate and the LSU School of Medicine. The money was donated by the memorial fund and a supplemental gift given by his widow. Selber said his father was a heart patient 10 years before he died in Houston after under-going heart surgery. "Dad suffered an aneurysm," Selber explained, "We couldn't get to Houston for eight hours because planes didn't fly." "He was already in shock by the time the doctor operated. The operation was a technical success, but his kidneys did not work," he added. Selber said that he hopes his family's contribution to' Confederate will open doors to| other private contributions. Mrs. Selber also said that she wanted the money to go to an agency with a special need, to help local people. Hargrove said the new units will significantly help provide for a level of care for critically fill people at Confederate. At the time of his death, Mr. Selber was a director of the National Retail Merchants Asso-ciation and held active member-ships in the Shreveport Rotary Club, Shreveport Petroleum Club, Shreveport Masonic Lodge No. 115, the Shriners, The Elks and B'nai Zion Temple of which he was a former director. Checking The Monitoring equipment at the nurses station of the new Coronary Care Unit at Confederate Memorial Medical Center are (left to right) Dr. Stephen Glasser, head of the unit, and Dr. Marion C. Hargrove Jr., head of the Department of Medicine. (Times Photo by Billy Upshaw) Special Units to Open at Confederate By MARGARET MARTIN Times Medical Writer The Mandel C. Selber Sr. mem-morian Coronary and Memical I n t e n s i v e Care Units at Confederate Memorial Medical Center will open this week, according to Dr. Marian Har-grove Jr., head of the Depart-ment of Medicine. The units are being named after Mr. Seller because the Mandel C. Selber Sr. Memorial Heart Fund donated $18,000 for the facilities 'and this original grant provided the stimulus for starting the centers," Hargrove said. Although at such state centers as the Texas Medical Center, Houston, Tex., memorials and gitts are routine, they are unusual at Confederate. Mr. Selber was president of Selber Bros, when he died in 1967, a position to which he was detected in 1960. The initial estimated cost for the units was $143,234, but bids for three Confederate projects, including also the surgical inten-sive caie units and the radiation therapy cobalt unit totaled $604,273. Hargrove said the new units will improve patient care and make a major contribution to the training program of the LSU Medical School students, and Confederate residents and in-terns. "The units will make it pos-sible to concentrate the seri-ously ill patients in one area with the proper personnel and other resources necessary for their total care," he said. Presently, both heart patients and seriously ill patients are kept in the regular wards, Hargrove said. The units could be filled the day they are open, he added. The four Coronary Care Unit (CCU) beds are divided into separate curbicles, all of which can be watched from a central nursing station. The Medical Intensive Care Unit (ICU) includes six open rooms and two isolation sec- I tions. Two nurses' stations can see into every room. Monitoring equipment in each room includes a heartbeat moni-tor and module capabilities to check the patient's temperature i and 'blood pressure. At each desk is sophisticated electronic equipment which — monitors every heartbeat. In the CCU, for instance, there is a memory bank to record each patient's EKG (heart beat) prior to, during and after an irregular heart-beat. After the nursing person-nel has seen about the patient, the tape can be kept and played back. Monitoring equipment at the' nurses' station can record the patient's heart beat prior to the time he has an irregular beat; sound an alarm, and print an EKG (heart beat) tape when the beat is irregular; and record the beats of four patients on a closed circuit television screen. When a patient in the CCU needs to be watched wittr special care, a more sophisticat-ed monitor can be hooked up to any one of eight irregularities which might occur, or a trend record can be set which tapes the EKG over a 24-hour period. Nancy Hess is supervisor of the units. Head nurses are Jackie Bos-tick, CCU; Sarah LeBlanc. ICU and Jean Durr, relief head nurse. Other nurses are Pat Gould, B r e n d a Grant, Pam Hanna, Alice Reaux; Ginger Russell; Sharon Walters, Jim Wheeler, Kathy Boening, Irene Finklea, Doris Martin, Kim Beaourgeois and Margaret Jones. Nurses aides are Hazel Smith, Pearlet-ta Smith, Adele Moore, George Le Mans, Janis Carmack and Jessie J. Roberts. Nurses will be involved in an active in service training pro-gram on a continuing basis, Glasser said. Mrs. Bostick is in charge of the program. The program will start next month. Mrs. Bostick said, and both local and visiting speakers will discuss the latest tech-,, niques for nursing. Most of the nurses have [completed a five-week, 40-hour | course which included every phase of cardiac amd ICU nurs-ing. The surgical units and the cobalt therapy units will be o p e n i n g later this summer, according to Dr. Rod M. Yea-ger, director of Confederate.
|Title||Selber Gift Resulted in Heart Unit ; Special Units to Open at Confederate|
Glasser, Stephen P.
Coronary and Medical Intensive Care Units (Confederate Memorial Medical Center - Shreveport, La.)
Confederate Memorial Medical Center (Shreveport, La.)
|Notes||photo of Marion C. Hargrove, Jr. and Stephen Glasser.|
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|Source||Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Shreveport Medical Library (http://lib.sh.lsuhsc.edu)|
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