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32 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, March 7 - March 13, 1997 HEALTH & FITNESS Auxiliary group meets $350,000 pledge goal Beebe Medical Center Auxil- iary president Pat Johnson recent- ly presented a check for $55,000, representing the final payment on the auxiliary's original pledge of $350,000, to Jeffrey M. Fried, Beebe Medical Center's president and CEO; Bhaskar Palekar, M.D., and chairman of the board of di- rectors; Norman Baylis, a director of both Beehe Medical Center and Beebe Medical Foundation; and Marcia Marvel, executive director for the Beehe Medical Founda- tion. The auxiliary pledged $350,000 in 1992 to help underwrite the Women's Health Pavilion, which represents the auxiliary's largest pledge to date. A special dedication wall is lo- cated on the hospital's second floor in the pavilion to recognize the auxiliary's commitment and dedication to the medical center. The pledge was made possible from proceeds from various auxil- iary fundraising programs such as its Christmas Bazaar, various craft shows, its annual jewelry sale and gift shop sales. The Women's Health Pavilion provides a unique approach to family centered maternity care and other women's health issues. The birthing area has six private family centered maternity suites. The new mother can come into the hospital for her delivery and re- main within the same room throughout her stay. She may choose to have her ba- by room in with her, as well as visitations from family members during this special time. The pavilion is more than an at- tractive physical facility. Prior to its opening, Beebe nurses attended educational conferences and visit- ed other hospitals which special- ize in women's health, to research the latest philosophies, methods and equipment available. Each oversized room is com- plete with the latest in quality birthing bed, private bath, sleep chair for coaches, entertainment center with television and VCR. The pavilion also features six private rooms for other women's health issues. It also includes a resource li- brary with books and videotapes on women's health issues, a fami- ly lounge and a nutrition center to provide patients and their coaches with food and beverages dun.'ng the birthing experience. The Women's Health Pavilion also offers childbirth preparation classes for prospective parents. Sixty percent of its staff are cer- tiffed nurses specializing in mater- nal-infant nursing; patient consul- tants; professional childbirth edu- cators; and lactation consultants. For more information about the Women's Health Pavilion, contact Barbara Starr, nurse manager, at 645-3725. Beebe Medical Center Auxiliary recently presented a $55,000 check to Beebe Medical Center to complete its 1992 pledge to raise $350,000 for the Beebe Medical Foundation. Shown (l-r) are Pat Johnson, president of the a-ilary; Jeffrey Fried, president and CEO of Beebe Med- ical Center;, Bhaskar Palekar, M.D., board of directors chairman; Norman BayHs, a director of Beebe Medical Center and Beebe Medical Foundation; and Marcia Marvel, executive director of the foundation. Fifth Annual Conference by the Bay set for April 11 The Fifth Annual Conference By the Bay in affiliation with Emory University System of Health Care, Atlanta, Ga., and Be, be Medical Center in Lewes is scheduled for Friday, April 11 from 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Rusty Rudder's BayCenter, Dewey Beach. The seminar provides nursing professionals in the Mid-Atlantic region with updates on national nursing topics at the local level. This year's seminar is aimed at registered nurses, licensed practi- cal nurses working in hospitals, private practice, extended care fa- cilities, educational institutions, home health agencies, and in com- munity agencies who are interest- ed in detailed updates in a chang- ing healthcare environment. Speakers for the symposium in- elude Patricia Lincoln, R_N, BSN, Educational Coordinator at Mid- Atlantic AIDS Education & Training Center, Medical Center of Delaware; Jane Clark, RN, MN, AOCN, CGNP, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Oncology, at Emory University System of Healthcare; Marie Thompson, RN, BSN, CETN, Nurse Clinician at Emory University System of Healthcare; Barbara Reed, RN, BSN, CGNP, Clinical Nurse Spe- cialist, Pain Management, Emory University System of Healthcare; and Diane Newman, ND, Natural Healing Traditions, Wilmington. Beebe Medical Center will award 7.5 contact hours via cer- tificate after completion of the conference. Beebe Medical Cen- ter is also an approved provider of nursing continuing education by the Delaware Nurses' Associa- Continued on page 33 FDA tobacco sales regulations tough on minors Mark Hardesty, owner of Rehoboth Cigarette Outlet, eheclm an identifica. tion card for Ellis Williams (left). A Food and Drug Administration regulation went into effect on Friday, Feb. 28 that requires anyone selling tobacco prod- uets to check a photo identification on anyone who appears to be under 27 years old. Hardesty said most of his customers have not been annoyed with the new procedure, because the regulation was well publicized before it went into effect. Anyone under age 27 may expect to have an ID check The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in an attempt to control the sales and distribution of tobacco products to mi- nors, effected a regulation on Friday, Feb. 28 that requires all retailers who sell tobac- co products to check photo identifications of all customers who appear to be under the age of 27. Mark Hardesty, owner of the Rehoboth Cigarette Outlet, said the new practice may he a little inconvenient to some customers, but most have adjusted well to the new pol- icy. "We always carded if there was any ques- tion that the customer was not t 8 - we al- ways have done that," said Hardesty. "I personally think it is ludicrous that you have to card someone 26 years old or under, when you're not allowed to sell to anyone under 18," said Hardesty. Hardesty said on average, two or three minors per day will attempt to purchase to- bacco products from his store. "When we ask them for an ID, they say they don't have it with them, and then they just don't come back," he said. Another new FDA regulation is sched- uled to be phased in on Aug. 28 for adver- tising and face-to-face sales restrictions. Then, on Aug. 28, 1998,a regulation per- taining to brand name sponsorship of sport- ing and cultural events wi!t'go into effect. Delaware's youth access law, which mir- rors FDA regulations, went into effect July 5, 1996. The regulatiqs not only address purchase restrictions, they prohibit free samples from being distributed to minors and prohibit single' cigarette sales to mi- nots. Also to be addressed are restricting vend- ing machine .tobacco sales to establish- ments that minors are not allowed to enter by law. Ehforcement of the new regula- tions will be through a combined effort be- tween the FDA, local and state enforcement authorities. 1 | !