Selber Heart Fund Gift Aids LSU Medical School
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The Shreveport Times Farm News Sunday, Feb. 20, 1972 Oil News Metropolitan News Classified Section C, Page One Selber Heart Fund Gift Aids LSU Medical School By Margaret Martin Times Medical Writer The Mandel C. Selber Sr. Memorial Heart Fund has donated $18,000 for the Coronary-Intensive Care Units of Loui-siana. State University Medical School at Shreveport. Announcement is being made today by the N o r t h w e s t Louisiana Heart Association President Jack Williamson, [and the late Mr. Selber's family, his widow, Mrs. Mandel C. Selber Sr., his son, Mandel C. Selber Jr., both of Shreveport, and his daughter, Mrs Arn-old Miller of Houston, Tex. The money has been given to LSU to be used for the proposed units at Confederate Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Marion Hargrove Jr., chairman of the departments of medicine at both CMMC and the medical school, and T. B. Lanford, chairman of the Confederate Board of Directors, said the fund, which was started when Mr. Selber died in 1967, was the impetus which started plans for such a unit. Unit in Two Sections The memorial unit, according to Hargrove, will be divided into two sections, one with four beds for cardiac patients and the other with 12 beds for medical intensive care patients. Such units across the nation are staffed with well qualified and trained nurses and other essential personnel. The architectural firm of Wilson and Sandifur has presented preliminary plans to the Confederate Board for the unit and the total cost has been estimated at $143,234. The plans were referred to the Building and Grounds Committee under the chairmanship of Gen Spencer Hardy, who said "refinement of the plans is up to the architects and the doctors." But he said he expects to have a recommendation ready for the board at a future meeting. After plans are approved by the board, it will be approximately six months before the facility will be ready for use, Hargrove said. Some $40,000 in electronic monitoring equipment will be used in the coronary care section of the unit. The unit will give perpetual recogni-tion to the Mandel C. Selber Sr. Heart Memorial. "The special fund is being supple-mented by an additional gift from his widow, Mrs. Annette Weiss Selber, and both will serve as a lasting memorial to Mr. Selber, as well as to the family's continuing appreciation of and concern for cardiac research, education, rehabili-tation and care," said Heart Fund officials. Unusual Development Here Although at such centers as the Texas Medical Center at Houston, memorials and gifts are routinely given to state facilities, it is unusual at Confederate. Mandel Selber Jr. said his father was a heart patient 10 years before he died in Houston, Tex., after undergoing heart surgery. After he died, his widow wanted some type of m e m o r i a l which would be appropriate for him. Her immediate reaction, he said, "was that she wanted to do something that would advance the treatment of heart patients in the Shreveport area." "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 he hopes his family's contribution to Confederate through the medical school will open doors to other private contributors. Echoing her son's words, Mrs. Selber (Times Photo by John A. Moore) Mandel C. Selber Jr. and Mrs. Mandel C. Selber Sr. . . . enter area estate gift to develop said she wanted the money to go to an agency with a special need, to help local people. In recognizing the memorial gift, Har-grove said the new facility will have a great impact for specialized treatment of heart attack and other intensive care unit (ICU) patients at the medical center. "It's establishment meets a great need at the center in its work of saving lives. The new ICU will provide a most w o r t h w h i l e memorial to MandelC. Selber Sr., himself a heart victim, for it will significantly help provide for a level of care for critically ill people that they would not otherwise receive." Headed Store in 1960 At the time of his death Mr. Selber was president of Selber Bros., a position to which he was elected in 1960. It was during his presidency that the first Selber Bros, branch store in the Pierremont Mall Shopping Center was opened and subsequently construction of the third Selber store in Monroe, was begun. The store was founded in 1907 by Ms family and Mr. Mandel Selber Jr. joined his older brothers in the business in 1914. He was the son of the late Charles and Mary Selber. He was a graduate of the old Shreveport High School and at-tended the University of Chicago. At the time of his death he was a director of the National Retail Merchants Association, 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.
|Title||Selber Heart Fund Gift Aids LSU Medical School|
Moore, John A.
Selber, Mandel C., Sr.
Selber, Mandel C., Jr
Selber, Annette Weiss
Coronary and Medical Intensive Care Units (Confederate Memorial Medical Center - Shreveport, La.)
Confederate Memorial Medical Center (Shreveport, La.)
Mandel C. Selber, Sr. Memorial Fund
|Notes||photo of Mandel C. Selber, Jr. and Annette Weiss Selber.|
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