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Sgt. Jon R. Colchagoff and Amn. Blaine W. Welmers (left), emergency room technicians at the Clinic, unload an accident victim from the ambulance. Three technicians and a doctor work a permanent night shift with four other Clinic members on call.
Department of Veterans Affairs
Lincoln VAMC, Lincoln, Nebraska
VETS PHONE HOME
Bedside telephones in VA hospitals were unheard of a few years ago. Now Lincoln is counted among 67 other VA Medical Centers which have bedside telephones. Phones were installed on Wards 2 and 3 last month. Calls can be placed and received from the bedside at anytime. Local calls are free of charge and credit card or collect long distance calls are routed through the operator.
Walter Heurer, a Veteran of WW II, said he was pleased to see bedside telephones installed in the VA. He knows that private hospitals have telephones in patients rooms and he was surprised to see they were being installed in the VA. He is thankful for the services he receives from the VA, and would never complain about not having a telephone. "I was always grateful for what I could get in here, I wouldn't kick that I didn't have a telephone. But, now that we have one, I really appreciate it." Heurer said.
Nurses also are thankful for the bedside telephones. Jean Wiltse, a licensed practical nurse on Ward 3 said, "bedside telephones will allow patients and families to no longer be inconvenienced. Families will feel more comfortable calling and nurses will spend more time delivering hands-on care."
Funds for the project came from the estates of Mrs. Ruth Burke, a WW II veteran and Mrs. GIadys Deweber, a lifetime member of the American Legion Auxiliary.
Proud graduate Cassandra Colchagoff celebrates her recent graduation from TU Law School with her husband, Matt Messinger, and their two children: daughter Natasha and son Wyndham.
TU LAW SCHOOL GRADUATE
by Rebecca K. Beisly
Ahhh...Spring! When many a young man's (and
young woman's) fancy turns to thoughts of... graduation!
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ON FAMILY TRADITION (continued)
"That was in the '60's," she said, "when few mothers worked outside
the home, and adults didn't go to college!" It is especially hard to imagine
an adult with six kids to succeed in such an endeavor, when kids have a
habit of making the most noise just when mother is trying to concentrate,
such as the night before an exam. Cassandra said, "I have some memories
of her trying to study with us running wild." However, Beth apparently
was able to juggle all of her duties as mother, wife, and student quite
well. It must have been a very happy day that day in June, 1966, when she
received her diploma.
left: Beth Colchagoff, mother of Cassandra, is pictures here at
her 1966 graduation from Toledo University. Like her daughter, Beth graduated
below: Beth Colchagoff pictured here with her family (including daughter Cassandra) at her graduation from Toledo University. Like mother, like daughter, Cassandra also obtained her degree after marriage and children; and like her mother she brought her family to help celebrate her graduation.
Proud mother and proud law school graduate Cassandra Colchagoff pauses for a moment to let the cameraman snap a photo of herself, her husband Matt Messinger, their two children Natasha and Wyndham, and her mother and father, Beth and Bob Colchagoff.